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I live in Canada where everyone here knows "Slap Shot" is the greatest sports movie ever. I'm gonna miss Mr. Newman he was one of my favorite actors, I loved him alone, I loved him with Robert Redford, I loved him with his wife, he was one of the greats. I'm gonna watch "Cool Hand Luke" now and see that smile.

Duncan Pittman

Hud is close to my heart, too. He's "trouble" in a good way in that one.
I need to see Slap Shot. Great tribute, Kim. Keep on writing.


'Overwhelmed' is the right word. Even though I knew he hadn't been well I was still just stunned to see the news.
Lovely post on a great man...makes me wish I was at home right now so I could Slap-Shot in as it is indeed a 'perfect' film.


Brilliant tribute! Maybe some of those scenes couldn't be shot in our PC era, but they can still be hugely enjoyed.

Brett Baldridge

I had just watched "Hud" last week, as I do from time to time. It's one of those movies that doesn't take much coaxing to revisit. In light of Newman's passing, I keep thinking of my favorite line in that picture, to Patricia O'Neal as she's getting on the bus to leave town: "I'll remember ya honey. You're the one that got away." Now that he's gone, and that combination of great talent and incredible humanity likely won't be coming back, that line means that much more to me. Thanks for your writing, as always.


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