George Roy Hill
The Hanson Brothers
That supporting cast though is what really gives the film its attitude. The mix consists of a couple of old school hockey players, a couple of French-Canadian dorks, a few past-their-prime primadonnas and a couple of roughhousing drunks. Sound like a hockey team to you? Sounds great to me! The kicker though, is went the Hanson Brothers, hockey's equivalent of the three stooges sporting boxing gloves join up with the team and inject it with new life through their aluminum-foil covered fists. Once these dudes come along, the blood starts filling the ice and the laughs start pouring out of your mouth! I suggest you get nice and trashed too before you watch this, as it helps get into the mood of what's going on through the player's heads! Among all major sports, hockey players are often regarded a the most fan-friendly and approachable and that's because they never hesitate to poke fun at themselves and even the millions they earn rarely push them into taking themselves too seriously. They are after all boys playing a game and this film shows us what fun the game can be!
This film would be a nightmare to current NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and his annual plans to "overhaul the game" and make it cleaner and more popular south of the Canadian border. But for longtime hockey fans here in the Great White North, this film will always remind us of a time when hockey was just a simple game and that once in a while, benches would clear and players in their underwear would file out of the dressing room and trade punches with each other even before the beginning of the game... ahh, the good old days of old time hockey...
Next up is a collection of "The Hanson Brothers' Classic Scenes". I really didn't get that. basically, it's just a collection of all their scenes during the film. It like you basic scene selection with only their scenes available. Whatever... I guess the DVD producers just wanted to add a "feature" line in back of the box to make it seem more packed.
The rest of the stuff is very standard: Trailer, Production Notes and Cast & Crew bios. Nothing to really blow you away.