Steve had 30 goals and 58 assists in 70 regular-season games. In the end, he is grateful for it all. Slap Shot movie clips: THE MOVIE:'t miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: DESCRIPTION:Reg (Paul Newman) arrives at the train station to meet The Chiefs' new recruits - the Hanson Brothers. 16), Steve (No. They failed only when they tried too hard to be something they were not, Carlson said. Now, I don't have to work that summer.". Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films. Carlson was a darn-good pivot who was pigeonholed by the general public and some of his peers because of his movie role as a hockey miscreant capable of mischief and mayhem at any moment. "For the movie, they just made it outrageous and over the top," he said. All Rights Reserved. He and his movie brothers are remembered for the long hair and the black safety glasses held together by white tape. He is recognized almost everywhere he goes as Steve Hanson, No. "They've [always] been doing things for that movie, so it just shows how great the movie was and how popular it was," said retired NHL defenseman Ken Daneyko, a television analyst for the New Jersey Devils. If you need gimmicks for the sake of gimmicks, than there is something wrong with your talent. "That's the way we were and I think that is what we put across on the screen.". Just fun.". His character became bigger than him. Some evaluators may have allowed the movie character's attributes to bleed into their reports about Steve Carlson, it seems. He was real humble about it. "I think we come across as goofy, fun-loving guys that just want to have a good time," he says, shaking his head. Steve Carlson is comfortable in his skin now, content with being a living, breathing tribute to the notion of "old-time hockey.". Jeff and Steve, left behind in Johnstown, jumped at the chance to make some quick money, not thinking too much about the long-range implications. It took me a while in life to get happy, but I'm with a great woman and I'm happy as hell.".

Was it overdone? Just make us laugh. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cullen and Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen also hail from Virginia. Steve Carlson is still making people laugh. It's certainly helped that the Hanson Brothers were naturals, enjoying a chemistry and an easy comfort level around people. He had a two-way game; he could play defense.". All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. © NHL 2019. "It was a classic. He chatted intently with another fan about Carlson's time as a high school coach in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a decade ago. The race car sets? Steve Carlson had no idea what lay ahead when he committed to making the movie, not only during the three months of often monotonous filming in the spring of 1976, but also in the decades to follow. Somehow Carlson has navigated what at times has been a frustrating, demanding road -- not all that different from the long minor-league bus rides romanticized in the iconic 1977 hockey movie -- through four decades, slipping regularly between his real-life persona and that of the goofy, violent, yet lovable Steve Hanson, one of the three brother characters who are central to the film. His career at a standstill and his marriage in tatters, Dunlop has nothing to lose by taking on a new group of players who are one evolutionary step above Neanderthals. Steve and Jeff, along with Dave Hanson and Guido Tenesi, who played pretty-boy defenseman Billy Charlebois in the movie, shared a house in Johnstown. That stereotypical French goalie, doing the interview in his own way, so funny," MacLean said, mentioning Charlestown Chiefs goalie Denis Lemieux (played by Yvon Barrette), whose heavy accent is a running gag throughout the film. Unlike the Carlsons, the Hansons employed foil in the movie as a nefarious trick for when fisticuffs flared. For more telling moments, watch their interactions with their peers still involved in the game they all love. Remaining Steve Hanson for the past 40 years has been a bit more difficult. We just have fun with them.". Each Sunday, the players would remove the furniture from the third floor, housing it on the second floor, and set up the racetracks. Even general manager Ray Shero wandered into the room, all smiles as he pressed between Dave and Steve for a keepsake photo. In the beginning, Steve Carlson was a 6-foot-3, 185-pound center selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the eighth round (No. "I like the movie so much because of those Hanson Brothers, of course. "Oh well, that's your thought. The film was relegated to margins at first, but the introduction of VCRs soon after its release, and the boom of cable television several years later, gave "Slap Shot" a second life as a cultural touchstone for hockey fans. Suddenly the Hansons were traveling across North America, raising funds for charities and making good money. Steve Carlson never thought the Steve Hanson role would become his lot in life. He does it now by posing for a picture, quoting any of the myriad tried-and-true lines in the movie -- "Hi Ogie! "We don't need that stuff. Like most things up to that point, it was a lark, done without much forethought.