I went to see that with a male "Date" in high school. We got stoned and ended up making out for hours afterward, then admitted we were both thinking about Michael Ontkean.
I think it's still pretty shocking when Newman's character tells the mother her 12 year old son will "have a cock in his mouth before you can say cock robin."
And the screenplay was written by a woman, Nancy Dowd.
Lindsay Crouse was in this? Christ, I didn't know she was that old. I saw it about 25 or 30 years ago, so I don't remember it that well.
Paul Newman's leather outfit was a little gay. Well, a lot gay.
Overrated, rented it last year and was bored. Also saw it in the theater when it came out and didn't really like it.
r11, it helps if you're a Canadian hockey fan. There are a lot of hockey culture references that are odd to outsiders. There are also a lot of in-jokes, as Newman's character was based on a real person.
I don't mean that in a snotty way, but it is quite funny to people in the niche.
I love this movies, it's absolutely hilarious and the kind of dark comedy that's almost impossible to make. Newman and Onktean are terrific, but what makes the film perfect is all the bit and supporting players, all of whom make every little thing both real and funny.
And if Paul Newman's leather jacket is more than a little gay, it works. His character is a rube who thinks he's sophisticated, he wouldn't know when his flashy jock's wardrobe veered into gay territory.
"Making Love" with Ontkean is more entertaining and funny.
R10 It was the 70s. That entire decade was gay.
Profane and hilarious, it was the antithesis of your usual sports movie. Loved it.
When I was just a teen gay I remember going to see this movie JUST for the jockstrap scene.
I don't remember anything else about the movie.
[quote]Lindsay Crouse was in this? Christ, I didn't know she was that old. I saw it about 25 or 30 years ago, so I don't remember it that well.
She played Ontkean's wife. Swoosie Kurtz plays another hockey wife.
Swoosie Kurtz has practically the funniest line in the movie when she looks around at all the people yelling horrible comments at the team and says 'good crowd,' completely straightfaced. Like she's willing it to be true.
This is one of my alltime favourite movies. R4, the only reason I first hired it was because of the Hanson brothers in their glasses on the cover. I love guys in glasses ...
R12, any stories?
Part of this film (hockey sequences) were filmed in my hometown.
Newman was a prick. Ontkean messed around with a high school girl (she was 18, though).
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
Please include as much information about the hardware (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone etc), operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS etc) and browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer etc) that you are using as possible to help us replicate and fix the problem.
Please note that complaints about colors, fonts, icons and the like are not "bugs" - they are design choices that we've made and we expect one or two cases of world-class bitching. But they won't actually cause headaches, scurvy, heart attacks, Restless Leg Syndrome, Morgellon's Disease or the vapors (but have your smelling salts at hand just in case).
Talking to DataLounge servers. Please wait a moment...