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February 25, 2007

Snapshots from Slap Shot

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Steve Carlson

Character: Steve Hanson

On a hockey player’s approach to filmmaking: “That’s when I was 19 or 20. I got a nice paycheck. You look at it that way. They offer for you to do a film. You don’t realize how big it is until 10, 20, 30 years later. You don’t realize that as you’re making the film. You’re saying, ‘We’ll do it. Why not?’ ”



Dave Hanson

Character: Jack Hanson

On life in the movies: “We didn’t think it was going to be huge at all. That wasn’t even a thought in our mind when we were filming.

“At the time it was a fun summer thing to do. They offered us a seven-year movie contract after that. We said, ‘We’re not movie actors, we’re hockey players.’ We turned them down.”

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