This raucous, unrepentantly rude satire stars Paul Newman in a hilariously foul-mouthed performance. He’s the veteran player-coach of the Chiefs, a losing amateur hockey team in a dying Rust Belt town. The franchise gets a much needed shot in the arm when they recruit the deceptively dweeby Hanson brothers, a trio of high-sticking, body-checking goons whose aggressive style of play quickly wins over the fans—but not everyone on the team. As scripted by Nancy Dowd, Slap Shot skewers the brawling, trash-talking, homophobic culture of sports by one-upping the ridiculousness of its puffed-up macho posturing.