Ogie Ogilthorpe – one of the greatest characters the game has ever known. I love the movie Slapshot. It was such a parody of the game and life itself. While a little hard to listen to unless you are a longshoreman, like the movie Rocky, it’s a collection of funny scenes, one after another. I’ve met more than a few hockey players who are twins of the characters in this moving. It really does present that ultimate philosophical question – does life imitate art or does art imitate life?
Paul Newman claimed playing the role of Reg Dunlop was one of his favourite characters of all the movies he did. He also said that although he never swore much in real life, there was a “hangover” from this movie and the cleanliness of his language was never the same.