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).