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Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002)

R | | Comedy, Sport | Video 26 March 2002
With the original Hanson Brothers still on the same minor league ice hockey team, the Chiefs are sold to a new owner who gives them a female coach and puts them in a league in which they ... See full summary »

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Steve Boyum (as Stephen Boyum)

Writers:

Broderick Miller, Nancy Dowd (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Baldwin ... Sean Linden
Jessica Steen ... Jessie Dage
Gary Busey ... Richmond Claremont
David Hemmings ... Martin Fox
David Paetkau ... Gordie Miller
Callum Keith Rennie ... Palmberg
Jonathan Scarfe ... Skipper Day
Jody Racicot ... Gasmer
Steve Carlson ... Steve Hanson
David Hanson ... Jack Hanson
Jeff Carlson ... Jeff Hanson
Andrew McIlroy Andrew McIlroy ... Dexter Howell
David Lewis ... Rick Cooper
Peter Graham-Gaudreau ... Schenkman (as Pete Graham-Gaudreau)
Tony Vlastelic Tony Vlastelic ... Dvotcha
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Storyline

With the original Hanson Brothers still on the same minor league ice hockey team, the Chiefs are sold to a new owner who gives them a female coach and puts them in a league in which they are to be regularly humiliated by an opposing Harlem Globetrotters-like team. Written by Damaris

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It's a brand new game with brand new rules! See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated R for strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slap Shot 2 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The word "fuck" is used 85 times in the film, thirteen times less than the original "Slap Shot" (1977). See more »

Goofs

When Rick Cooper is handing out new "Super Chief" jerseys to the team, there is a shot of Linden w/Coach Dage in the background. She is wearing a black pantsuit and white blouse. In the very next scene as the teams and coaches are being introduced, she is wearing a red dress. See more »

Connections

Followed by Slap Shot 3: The Junior League (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Steve Donovan
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It's a sequel people, but is it faithful?
2 November 2002 | by EyelinerSee all my reviews

Sequel yes, why? Who knows but if you take this movie into it's own little world and try and not link it to the first movie (which I must admit can be hard, with the original Hanson Brothers still on the same minor league ice hockey team) try not to think of it has a sequel because it will spoil the first one for you.

The first one was a cult classic hit for sport movies. But this one, isn't exactly the worst sport movie I've ever seen. The hockey probably wasn't enough to keep sport movie fans attentions, but it did have enough for the non sport lovers to actually think "oooh violence on ice-not bad" a little go ;)

Callum Keith Rennie (an astounded Canadian actor - who probably signed for this film because of the first ones status and a film about ice hockey) is slightly wasted in this movie. We can see him in other roles that show of his natural talents as a brilliant actor, but playing Palmberg, it was enough to keep watching and laughing.

A female coach... ohhh not really that much of a plot twister... and Stephen Baldwin's screen performance wasn't exactly fantastic.

I think people reacted badly to this film because of the first one. They should never have plainly labelled it as a sequel as the "straight to DVD" shows how much it was liked by audiences (it just wasn't.)

But I had four of my wisdom teeth removed the weekend I rented this and it kept me occupied long enough to forget about the big open wounds in my gums, so really, give this film a chance. You can laugh, if you can just get over the fact that this film is a sequel. - :)


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