Sunday, September 28, 2008

Reggie Dunlop 1925-2008

Not you coach...
Let's all pause and have a moment for Ol' Reg.
Pictured above is one of my many stills from Slap Shot, showing Coach Reggie sitting in the study of esteemed writer Dickie Dunn. In this scene he's planting the story of the Florida sale. "Dickie, they've already built the rink!", he implores the gullible scribe.

Here we see Reggie getting a phone call from Suzanne Hanrahan, we all know were that leads. This is right after Morris has asked if "anyone has been to The Palm Isles in this town?" Apparently Morris had a nice time with the barmaid last time.

Newman had stated that this was one of the favourite roles of his career. Even though he really couldn't skate all that well, and was 51 at the time of filming, he pulled it off. That's what great actors do.

That reminds me Reg, I was coaching in Omaha in 1948 and Eddie Shore sends me this guy...........but, we'll leave it at that for now.

You'll be missed coach.

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