★★★★☆ USA. 2h2m. Sports / Comedy. Directed by George Roy Hill. Written by Nancy Dowd. Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper. Edited by Dede Allen. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Starring Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Jennifer Warren, Lindsay Crouse, Jerry Houser, Andrew Duncan, Jeff Carlson, Steve Carlson, David Hanson, Yvon Barrette, Allan Nicholls, Brad Sullivan, Stephen Mendillo, Yvan Ponton, Matthew Cowles, Kathryn Walker, Melinda Dillon, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz.
Depicts a minor league ice hockey team that resorts to violent play to gain popularity in a declining factory town.