Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Slap Shot....Mexico

A lobby card released for the Mexican market where the title translates to Todo Vale.
This captures one of the climax scenes in the film in which a distraught Joe McGrath chews out his team for playing like a "bunch of....pussies", when "every scout in the National League" is in attendance. My favourite part of this scene is McGrath's glowing white socks worn with his three piece suit. Perhaps he got dressing tips from his old pal Jackie St.Pierre. (if you get this reference from the movie, you're good).
McGrath was played by the legendary Strother Martin, better know for his roles in Cool Hand Luke and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. He guested on Gilligan's Island as a man living on the island alone for a radio contest. Martin actually hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in April, 1980 mere months before his death.

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