The characters are all terrific.
Newman is near his peak as the romantic, manipulative, womanizing, hard-drinking coach, and the high-sticking Hanson brothers achieve comic immortality in their only film appearance.
The plot concerns a washed up veteran hockey and coach who's not really good at either who tries to take his awful, struggling minor league team and turn them around into popular winners, which he starts to do once he discovers that the audience reacts positively to goonish behavior.
The film is full of memorable, hilarious scenes.
Supporting him are Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, and tons of actual pro and minor leaguers.
The town's minor league hockey team, the Charlestown Chiefs, is doing no better.
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