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Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2001)

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It's been 25 years and the minor league hockey team Charlestown Chiefs are still languishing in West Virginia. Player/coach Sean Linden (Stephen Baldwin) has taken the reins from Reggie Dunlop, but he's given up trying to control the "old school hockey" trio of the Hanson brothers (Jeff Carlson, Steve Carlson, and David Hanson), and their violence is the hallmark of the Chiefs -- they even attack the opposing team's costumed mascots. But a new (female) coach (Jessica Steen) is brought in once the team is bought by an exceedingly wholesome corporation run by corrupt executive Dean Claremont (Gary Busey) who intends to use the Chiefs as the hapless foils for the shiny new IceBreakers, hockey's version of the comic Harlem Globetrotters, with choreographed antics, guaranteed losses, and inept, non-violent play against a team of arrogant Ivy Leaguers. Can the Chiefs swallow their pride and actually go along with the scheme, or will their hockey instincts take over on the ice before a vast TV audience?more
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Broderick Miller
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On DVD: Mar 26, 2002
Runtime:
Universal Studios Home Video

Cast

Stephen Baldwin
as Sean Linden
Jessica Steen
as Jessie Dage
Gary Busey
as Richmond Claremont
David Paetkau
as Gordie Miller
Steve Carlson
as Steve Hanson
Jeff Carlson
as Jeff Hanson
David Hanson
as Jack Hanson
David Hemmings
as Martin Fox
David Lewis
as Rick Cooper
Andrew McIlroy
as Dexter Howell
John Ulmer
as Cariboo
Raoul Ganeev
as Janecek
Dave Babych
as Wolfhard
Steve Babych
as Wolfhard
Barry McDonald
as TV Sportscaster
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Critic Reviews for Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice

All Critics (5)

Not even the Hanson Brothers can save it

September 18, 2002
Moviehole

I was sent a copyof this film to review on DVD. For free. I still want my money back.

August 8, 2002
IGN Movies

How do you spell cliché?

Full Review… | April 8, 2002
Internet Reviews

Take your pick of disappointing sequels and I'll bet you won't find one that approaches the utter stupidity of Slap Shot 2.

Full Review… | April 6, 2002
Apollo Guide

Horrible

Full Review… | March 8, 2002
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice

Sequel to one of the greatest sports comedies ever made is one of the worst films ever made. I have never seen such an uninspired sequel or film for that matter. I don't know where to begin with this travesty? Cast, a bunch of washed up has beens or others trying to make it in the film industry. You have Gary Busey here, The guy was relevant when he was in Point Break, but not anymore. Same with Stephen Baldwin, the guy wrecked his career with Pauly Shore's Biodome, great career move. Anyhow Slapshot 2 is a dud, a waste of time and a terrible insult on the original. Slap Shot 2 doesn't try to break new ground or do anything original, funny and amusing. Theres a few comic bits here and there, but it becomes repetitive very quickly and the jokes become stale and unbearable. The story for this is film is fairly terrible as well, and it makes Slap Shot 2 one of the worst sports sequels since Caddyshack 2. this film is an insult to hockey, hockey fans and the original film in the process. Thats quite a feat NOT to be proud of. But really what do you expect from a film that has a bunch talentless actors? not much. I'd never thought I'd say this, but even the legendary Hanson brothers are annoying and don't bring on the same laughs as they did in the first film. It's too bad. Slap Shot has the unfortunate distinction of being one of many great films that have very bad sequels. A real shame. Slap Shot 2 should be avoided at all costs, whatever made the first film so great is absent here and theres more irritating and unfunny jokes that seem to try too hard at making you laugh, something that never quite works.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Goes for the open net breakaway and falls down about center ice.

EbertsLittleApprentice
Joseph Eastmond

Super Reviewer

½

A great sports movie, and contrary to popular opinion it is a significant step up from the first movie in the series. The only thing I didn't care for were some of the obscenities, which had already been heavily established by the first Slap Shot. Otherwise, it is a very well-made movie that cares for old time hockey. The Hanson Brothers will crack you up every second they are on screen! (First viewing - Teen years)

Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice Quotes

Sean Linden: Listen to my husky, annoying monotone.
– Submitted by Jesse K (3 years ago)

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