Did the Hanson brothers actually play hockey? The Hanson Brothers are fictional characters in the 1977 movie Slap Shot. The characters are based on the Carlson brothers, who were actual hockey players. The movie, which stars Paul Newman, was written by Nancy Dowd.
Who played the Hanson brothers in Slap Shot? The characters of the “Hanson Brothers” are based on three actual brothers: Jeff, Steve and Jack Carlson, who played with Ned Dowd on the Jets. The character of “Dave ‘Killer’ Carlson” is based on then-Jets player Dave “Killer” Hanson. Steve and Jeff Carlson played their Hanson brother counterparts in the film.
Who are the Carlson brothers?
Where are the Slap Shot Hanson Brothers from? We’re from Minnesota.” Then [fans] will go, “Oh!” [Laughs.] Dave and Jeff were the fighters. The movie is based on the three Carlson brothers — my brother Jeff, my brother Jack and myself. We had long hair and black glasses, and Dave “Killer” Hanson was on our team also.