6.8/10
72,263
139 user 148 critic

Goon (2011)

Trailer
2:21 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
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.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
1,882 ( 742)
1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Pat
...
Eva
...
...
...
...
...
Rollie Hortense
...
...
...
John Stevenson
...
...
Larry Woo ...
Park Kim
Stephen Sim ...
Backup Goalie
Edit

Storyline

Doug Glatt of Orangetown, Massachusetts is floundering in life, he having no real sense of where he fits - having a "thing" as he calls it. He doesn't have the book smarts to become a doctor like his adoptive father or his gay adoptive brother Ira. And he doesn't have the passion that his best friend Pat has for his self-appointed work, hosting a hockey based cable call-in show, Hot Ice. Because his fists and skull are figuratively like steel, Doug is good at the enforcement part of his job as a bouncer despite he having a naturally friendly childlike approach to dealing with people and situations. An incident involving Doug in the stands of an Orangetown Assassins minor league hockey game leads to its coach, Rollie Hortense, offering Doug a tryout with the team as its enforcer, the tryout regardless of the fact that Rollie has no idea if Doug even knows how to play ice hockey (which he doesn't). Learning just enough hockey skills, Doug makes the team. Rollie, however, quickly ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Fight Games  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,168,144 (USA) (25 May 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Georges Laraque: The former NHL enforcer has a small role as an enforcer for the Albany Patriots. His character fights both Glatt and Rhea during the movie. See more »

Goofs

Doug comes out of a convenience store in Halifax carrying a case of beer. You cannot buy beer at convenience stores in Nova Scotia (or, for that matter, in Manitoba, where the film was shot). See more »

Quotes

Eva: I did it. I broke up with him.
Doug Glatt: Holy shit.
Eva: I don't even know what the fuck I'm...
Doug Glatt: Hey, come on. From what I saw from him he seemed like a really nice guy.
Eva: I'm just not in love with him.
Doug Glatt: You're not?
Eva: No. You. You make me want to stop sleeping with a bunch of guys.
Doug Glatt: That's the nicest thing anybody's ever said to me.
See more »

Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

When I'm With You
Written by Arnold Lanni
Performed by Sheriff
Courtesy of EMI Music Canada
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Enjoyable Movie
23 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I must say I was a bit nervous as a Hockey fan about how this movie would fare in UK. There is a fairly good following but there are still a lot of people who don't realise that fighting is part of the game and that 'Goons' actually do play the game.

I thought there were some good laughs, entertaining fights and an overall heartwarming story that for me make this into a very entertaining movie. Yes, the dialogue and jokes are simple and the plot is quite thin but what were we expecting? Too many people expect movies to all be Oscar-contenders and don't see a film for what it is, in this case and entertaining comedy-drama that doesn't take itself even slightly seriously.


74 of 93 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?