Cinema: Icing the Puck

SLAP SHOT

Directed by GEORGE ROY HILL

Screenplay by NANCY DOWD

The talk is going to cause most of the talk. There is nothing in the history of movies to compare with Slap Shot for consistent, low-level obscenity of expression. Its producers, besides featuring an R rating more prominently than is customary, are also warning parents that its language is probably too rough for most kids. That's all to the good. Better to be up front about the matter than to apply a censorious pencil to a script that derives considerable...

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