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Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.

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Storyline

Not content with his job as a bouncer at a local Beantown bar and a bit of an embarrassment to his accomplished family, Doug Glatt dreams of the kind of success enjoyed by minor league hockey goon Ross Rhea. When a chance encounter with an on-ice thug leads to a bloody fist fight that Doug easily wins, the coach of the Halifax Highlanders sees potential in this mammoth sized man who is only hampered by his lack of any hockey playing ability and his brother's old figure skates. Standing up to the taunts of the other players, Doug manages to join the team, and with the encouragement of his hockey obsessed best friend quickly becomes a rising star. Soon he'll have the opportunity to face off against Ross "The Boss" Rhea and perhaps finally land a girlfriend. Now - all he needs is to learn how to skate. Written by Publicity

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Meet Doug, The Nicest Guy You'll Ever Fight.

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Rated R for brutal violence, non-stop language, some strong sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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24 February 2012 (Canada)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$49,076 (USA) (30 March 2012)

Gross:

$4,168,144 (USA) (25 May 2012)
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Trivia

The character of Doug Glatt plays for two teams in the movie: The Orangetown Assassins, who wear orange and black uniforms; and the Halifax Highlanders, whose logo is the letter H with a dot on the right side and wings on the left. Both are allusions to the NHL team Philadelphia Flyers, who have a similar logo and wore a similar style of uniforms in the past. See more »

Goofs

When LaFlamme get sent to the penalty box he has the Assistance's "A" on his Jersey despite the fact that it had previously been given to Doug. Doug is also wearing it in the same scene. See more »

Quotes

O'Sullivan: Hi there, I was wondering if you like hot dogs.
Doug Glatt: Yes, I like hot dogs.
O'Sullivan: Great!
Doug Glatt: Um, but I prefer corn dogs because you don't need a bun for it. Because the bun is all around it and you can eat it from a stick.
O'Sullivan: You like hot dogs 'cause you like cocks in your mouth, son!
Ryan: You motherfucker!
O'Sullivan: Sully from Worcester, bitches!
Ryan: Dammit! Fuck you, Gus and Brian! You motherfuckers! You're supposed to screen this shit!
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References Rudy (1993) See more »

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Hydrocepalusaurus
Written by 'Paul J Spence'
Performed by Seminar
Courtesy of Busted Tranny Productions Ltd.
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Not The Hockey of Today but lots of FUN !!!!!!
28 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are looking for a realistic Hockey of Today Film.Then this ain't it. Are you looking for a FUN Hockey Film that might take some liberties? Then this is a Film for you. If you can suspend your knowledge of Ice Hockey, Yes even Minor League Hockey then this Film is a Blast.I thought it was The Best Hockey Film since Slapshot.Got some Good Acting,GREAT Fight Scenes and some Laughs too. If you are a REAL Hockey Fan you'll love it.Goon shows The Tough Side of Hockey and it's not so afraid to fight side. Yes there's Fighting in Hockey. Yes some players are hired on as Fighters. It's part of Hockey and Goon shows you this side of The Game..


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