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Goon -- Labelled an outcast by his 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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Writers:
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Release Date:
6 January 2012 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
Meet Doug, The Nicest Guy You'll Ever Fight.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Seann William Scott ... Doug Glatt

Jay Baruchel ... Pat

Alison Pill ... Eva

Liev Schreiber ... Ross Rhea

Eugene Levy ... Dr. Glatt

Marc-André Grondin ... Xavier LaFlamme

Kim Coates ... Ronnie Hortense

Nicholas Campbell ... Rollie Hortense
Richard Clarkin ... Gord Ogilvey

Jonathan Cherry ... Marco Belchier

Ricky Mabe ... John Stevenson

George Tchortov ... Evgeni

Karl Graboshas ... Oleg
Larry Woo ... Park Kim
Stephen Sim ... Backup Goalie
Ellen David ... Mrs. Glatt

David Paetkau ... Ira
Mike Bell ... Donovan

Jeff Strome ... Oldfield

Jeff Wahl ... Reg (as Jeff Scott Wahl)

Dave Wheeler ... Sportscaster
Bryan Clark ... Bartender
David Duncan ... Darren
Patricia Zogar ... Elderly Waitress (as Patricia Edgar)
James Durham ... Customer
Jeff Bromley ... Guy
Don Carmody ... Guy in Leather Jacket
Kalyn Bomback ... Kelly
Dominick Blais ... O'Sullivan
Curt Keilback ... Rod McCaudry
James Knight ... Ref / ND Halifax Player #1
Tom Anniko ... Shamrock's Coach

Amy Groening ... Teenage Singer

Ali Hassan ... Uncle Stevie

Sean Skene ... Assassin #1 / Concord Player #2
Gabriel Daniels ... Blanko
Ken St. Mars ... Hamilton Defenseman
Derek Poplawski ... Lowell Kings Opponent (as Derrick Poplawski)
Tim Kiriluk ... Mirimachi Opponent #1

Lance 'The Snake' Cartwright ... Mirimachi Opponent #2 (as Lance Cartwright)

Georges Laraque ... Huntington
Veronica Malinowski ... Paris Hilton Lookalike

Geoff Banjavich ... Brandon
Mark Olafson ... Flannerty

David Lawrence ... Richard (as Dave Lawrence)
Jim Toth ... Reporter
Marc Joyal ... Quebec Fan
Brandy Jaques ... Stripper
Howard Jerome ... Albee Cohen
Aron Tager ... Mr. Goldsmith

Sidney Leeder ... Young Woman

Sarah Scheffer ... Barbara Cohen
Jay Roberts ... MTL Tomahawk Player #2
Darren Ross ... Lineman #1
Andrew Degryse ... Lineman #2
Mark Dann ... Iroquius #4

Robert Borges ... Uroquiis #5

Jodi Stecyk ... Assassin #2
Christian Fraser ... Assassin #3
Chris Low ... Assassin #4
Chris Sinclair ... Assassin #5
Tim Horoshok ... Assassin #6
Glen Thompson ... Assassin #7
Nigel Rubeniuk ... Conrord Goalie #1
Travis Mealy ... Concord Player #3
Brent Poplawski ... Concord Player #4
Jere Gillis ... Quebec #1
Billy Keane ... Quebec Coach
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shailee Ferguson ... BGP (uncredited)
Braeley Hobbs ... Rachel (uncredited)

Mitchell Kummen ... Autograph seeker (uncredited)

Christian Lalonde ... Simard (uncredited)

Terry Ray ... Assassin Player (uncredited)

Mike Smith ... Production Assisstant #2 (uncredited)
Clayton T. Stewart ... Crazy Fan (uncredited)

John Paul Tremblay ... Production Assisstant #3 (uncredited)

Robb Wells ... Production Assisstant #1 (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Dowse 
 
Writing credits
Jay Baruchel (written by) &
Evan Goldberg (written by)

Adam Frattasio (book "Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey") &
Doug Smith (book "Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey")

Produced by
Jay Baruchel .... producer
Theodore Bressman .... associate producer
Don Carmody .... producer
Jesse Chabot .... associate producer
Valérie d'Auteuil .... associate producer: Caramel Films
Ian Dimerman .... producer
Hartley Gorenstein .... line producer
David Gross .... producer
Kyle Hunter .... associate producer
André Rouleau .... producer
Ariel Shaffir .... associate producer
Jesse Shapira .... executive producer
Ben Silverman .... associate producer
Mark Slone .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ramachandra Borcar 
 
Cinematography by
Bobby Shore (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Reginald Harkema 
 
Casting by
Lucie Robitaille 
 
Production Design by
Gordon Wilding  (as Gord Wilding)
 
Art Direction by
Scott Rossell 
 
Set Decoration by
Robb Paraskevopoulos 
Andrea Spakowski 
 
Costume Design by
Heather Neale 
 
Makeup Department
James D. Brown .... key hair stylist: second unit, Toronto (as James Brown)
Lori Caputi .... key hair stylist
Don Greenberg .... special makeup effects artist
Nina Kvaternik .... first assistant makeup artist
Brenda Magalas .... makeup department head
Brenda Magalas .... makeup department head: second unit, Toronto
Travis Marszalek .... first assistant hair stylist
Doug Morrow .... special makeup effects artist
Rita Pacitto .... first assistant hair stylist: second unit, Toronto
Marilyn Terry .... first assistant makeup artist: second unit, Toronto
 
Production Management
Melany Bourgouin .... post-production supervisor
Hartley Gorenstein .... unit production manager
Dana Warren .... production manager: second unit St. John's/Halifax
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Duffy .... second assistant director
Elizabeth Farrer .... second assistant director: second unit, Toronto (as Liz Farrer)
Vicki Henton .... third assistant director: second unit, Toronto
Ronaldo Nacionales .... first assistant director
Christen Reynolds .... third assistant director: second unit, Toronto
Markian Saray .... first assistant director: second unit, Toronto
Dana Warren .... first assistant director: second unit St. John's/Halifax
 
Art Department
Crystal Biloski .... assistant art director
Bruce Cook .... head carpenter
Clarence 'Keen' Flammand .... scenic carpenter (as Clarence Flamand)
Jason Gibbs .... property master
Chad Giesbrecht .... set dresser
C. Summer Holmes .... assistant set decorator
Anthony A. Ianni .... production designer: second unit, Toronto (as Anthony Ianni)
Katelynd Johnston .... props buyer
Robert Kestler .... on-set dresser (as Rob Kestler)
Alexis Labra .... on-set dresser
Duncan Lennox .... lead scenic artist
Van McLean .... construction coordinator
Jamie Lou Morneau .... art department coordinator
Russell Normand .... scenic carpenter
Sean Scoffield .... graphic artist: second unit, Toronto
Laura Souter .... sets buyer
Adam Thorburn .... assistant property
Jonathan Van Winkle .... graphic artist
Zac Vero .... construction: second unit, Toronto
Sean Vizsy .... art assistant: second unit, Toronto
Jason Wilkins .... lead set dresser
Paul Zacharias .... key scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Pierre-Jules Audet .... sound designer
Pierre-Jules Audet .... sound effects editor
Pierre-Jules Audet .... sound supervisor
Mathieu Beaudin .... sound effects editor
Christophe Bertrand .... technical support
Daniel Bison .... sound engineer: Foley
Thierry Bourgault-D'Amico .... assistant sound editor (as Thierry Bourgault)
Marcelle Cadieux .... sound coordinator
Martin Cazes .... sound services director
Michelle Cloutier .... adr editor
Michelle Cloutier .... dialogue editor
Michelle Cloutier .... foley editor
Bertrand Duranleau .... foley assistant
Jérôme Décarie .... foley artist
Natalie Fleurant .... adr editor
Natalie Fleurant .... adr supervisor
Nicolas Gagnon .... foley artist
Shaun-Nicholas Gallagher .... sound engineer: ADR
Bernard Gariépy Strobl .... sound re-recording mixer
Yannick Gauthier .... technical support (as Yanick Gauthier)
Daniel Jebb .... cable puller
Sean Koch .... boom operator: second unit, Toronto
Gabrielle Labelle Joly .... technical support
Michael LaCroix .... sound mixer: second unit, Toronto
Hans Laitres .... sound re-recording mixer
Louis-Antoine Lassonde .... technical support
Cedric Marin .... sound effects editor (as Cédric Marin)
Fanny Dubois Nguyen .... foley assistant
Dallas Pomedli .... cable puller
Sacha Rosen .... boom operator
Jean-François Sauvé .... foley editor
Jean-François Sauvé .... sound designer
Jean-François Sauvé .... sound effects editor
Dino Schiavone .... sound mixer
Jean-Philippe St-Laurent .... assistant sound editor
Marie-Pierre Tétreault .... sound coordinator
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Hudson Kenny .... special effects: second unit, Toronto
Michael Madill .... first assistant special effects
Ed Preston .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Anouk Azuelos .... visual effects producer: L'Atelier V
Francis Bernard .... tracking artist
Olivier Bonenfant .... compositor: L'Atelier V
Pierre Bonnette .... tracking artist
Reine Bourgault .... compositor
Marie-Josee Gagnon .... compositor (as Marie-Hosée Gagnon)
Danny Gagné .... i/o: L'Atelier V
Joanna Goldman .... compositor: L'Atelier V
Jessica Kardos .... visual effects coordinator
Mathieu Lavoie .... visual effects supervisor: L'Atelier V
Emmanuel Mazeron .... compositor: L'Atelier V
Serge Perreault .... visual effects coordinator: L'Atelier V
Christelle Rioux .... financial controller: L'Atelier V
Philippe Toupin .... compositor: L'Atelier V
Claudia Velasquez .... compositor
Darren Wall .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Ryan Bonni .... stunt player: MTL
Sean Dutiaume .... stunt double: Belchior
Tim Horoshok .... stunt performer
Travis Kornelsen .... stunt double: Travis LaFlamme
Steve Lucescu .... stunt coordinator
Joey Moggach .... stunt double: Stephenson
Dan Skene .... stunt double: Doug (as Daniel Skene)
Anders Strome .... stunt double: Rhea
Paul Kochanski .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michel Bernier .... first assistant camera
Michel Bernier .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Brendan Carmody .... on-set videographer
John Clarke .... gaffer
Rob Conde .... generator operator: base came, second unit, Toronto
David Cox .... data management technician: second unit St. John's/Halifax
David Cox .... second assistant camera: second unit St. John's/Halifax
Adam Craig .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit, Toronto
Richard Doyle .... lead grip
Keith Eidse .... camera operator: "b" camera
Georgia Faiers .... camera trainee: second unit, Toronto (as Georgia Faires)
John Garland .... gaffer: second unit, Toronto (as Jon Garland)
Burke Goldstein .... best boy grip: second unit, Toronto
Wes Grycki .... grip
Jeff Hammerback .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jason Heke .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Joao Holowka .... lamp operator
Dennis Kane .... electric: second unit, Toronto
Stephen Langer .... electric: second unit, Toronto
Chris Little .... best boy: second unit, Toronto
Trevor Lolly .... digital management technician: second unit, Toronto
Thayer MacInnis .... trainee: FTM
Steve Madden .... key grip
Jeremy Milmine .... best boy
Paul Mitcheltree .... first assistant camera: second unit St. John's/Halifax
Mark Motoch .... generator operator
Mark O'Neill .... first assistant camera: second unit St. John's/Halifax
Nicolas Phillips .... lead lamp operator
Neil Piechatzek .... camera trainee: second unit, Toronto
Dave Priestley .... grip
Tai Pu .... lamp operator
Daniel Quesnel .... second assistant camera: "a" camnera
Doug Reid .... dolly grip: second unit, Toronto
Rob Rowan .... rigging gaffer
Mike Rybock .... grip: second unit, Toronto (as Mike Rybuck)
Neil Saito .... electric: second unit, Toronto
Rebecca Sandulak .... still photographer
Geoffroy St-Hilaire .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ben Stouffer .... lamp operator
Paul Suderman .... camera operator: "b" camera
Vince Syposh .... best boy grip
Andrew Szumilak .... trainee grip
Robert Thomson .... dolly grip (as Rob Thomson)
Blain Thrush .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit, Toronto
Jordon Toms .... key grip: second unit, Toronto (as Jordan Toms)
Devon Unrau .... camera trainee
Ryan Wuckert .... digital management technician
 
Casting Department
Ronald Buchan .... extras casting assistant
Patricia Kress .... extras casting director
Lori Stefaniuk .... casting: Winnipeg
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carolyn Bradshaw .... truck costumer
Brenlee Coates .... wardrobe intern
Paula Dunfield .... assistant costume designer
Aleya Gibson .... costume assistant: second unit, Toronto
Megan Heke .... costumer
Leslie Kavanagh .... assistant costume designer: second unit, Toronto
Erica Scharfstein .... costume office intern
Sandra Soke .... costume set supervisor
Amy Sztulwark .... assistant costume designer
Amy Sztulwark .... costume set supervisor: second unit, Toronto
Lauren D. Martin .... daily costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Diedra Bayne .... assistant editor: Winnipeg
Mathieu Boulanger .... technical consultant: off-line editing
Marie-Hélène Bourget .... digital intermediate technician
Miryam Charles .... digital intermediate technician
Jared Curtis .... assistant editor: Montreal
Brigitte Daigneault .... digital intermediate editor
Tibo Galbois .... post-production coordinator
Nicolas Gauthier .... packaging editor
Sandra Houle .... digital intermediate technician
Eric Losier .... packaging editor
Art Montreuil .... film color timer
Art Montreuil .... film colorist (as Art Montreuil)
Raphaël Rainville .... digital intermediate technician
 
Music Department
Evan Dubinsky .... music supervisor
Don Murnaghan .... music mixer: Studio Frisson
Rod Shearer .... music recordist: Studio Piccolo
 
Transportation Department
Dale Bracken .... transportation captain
Kevin Brown .... driver
Mark Dann .... picture vehicle coordinator
Isaac Friesen .... driver: crew
Joe Hall .... transportation captain: second unit, Toronto
Rick Hall .... driver: second unit, Toronto
Brian 'Shaky' Johnson .... transportation coordinator (as Brian 'Shaky' Johnston)
Rick Jones .... transportation co-captain: second unit, Toronto
Jack Logan .... transportation co-captain: second unit, Toronto
Scott Magee .... picture vehicle coordinator: second unit, Toronto (as Scott McGee)
Pat Martin .... driver
Bruce McLean .... transportation coordinator: second unit, Toronto
Jim McNulty .... driver (as James McNulty)
S. Mollon .... driver: second unit, Toronto
Edgar Ozolins .... driver
Brent Rimmer .... driver: honeywagon
Mike Sanci .... driver: second unit, Toronto
Russell Smith .... driver: second unit, Toronto
Greg Sullivan .... driver
Max Thumbler .... driver: cast (as C. Max Thumbler)
Paul Walker .... driver: second unit, Toronto
Jeff Zaporzan .... driver: hair/makeup/wardrobe
 
Other crew
Julia Allen .... caterer: second unit, Toronto
Cynthia Amsden .... unit publicist
Jeannie Arnold .... accounting trainee: FTM
Paul Bellerose .... laboratory sales director
Aldan Berg .... laboratory coordinator
Mark Bilas .... payroll: second unit, Toronto
James F. Breithaupt .... production accountant: second unit, Toronto (as Jim Vreithaupt)
Milt Bruchanski .... assistant location manager (as Milton Bruchanski)
Lisa Burling .... script supervisor
Jim Campbell .... watchperson
Dave Cartman .... watchperson
Michael Cowles .... location manager
Denys Curle .... caterer
Denys Curle .... craft service second assistant
Denys Curle .... first aid
Cole Dabney .... social media & marketing
Auréke Desjardins .... broadcast designer
Julie Di Cresce .... production executive
Kelly Ditz .... caterer
Helena Fleger .... assistant: Mr. Scott
Chris Gabb .... office production assistant
Paul Gagnon .... laboratory service manager
Andrew Gallinger .... assistant location manager
Aaron Graham .... office production assistant
Kalem Harvey .... second assistant accountant
Thomas Humphries .... production assistant: second unit St. John's/Halifax
Rochelle Hykawy .... location assistant
Joe Iacono .... production auditor: Weisbord Del Gaudio Iacono & Associates
Billy Keane .... hockey consultant
Rhona Kellman .... caterer: second unit, Toronto (as Rona Kellman)
Brenda Kulvietis .... production accountant
Robert Lagrou .... watchperson
Christian Lalonde .... hockey consultant
Scott Layton .... assistant production coordinator
Mark Letwin .... caterer
Jody Lewis .... location assistant (as Jody Ann Lewis)
Colin Loat .... location assistant
Reed Makayev .... set production assistant
Lyn Marlowe .... assistant craft service
Jonathan Matthews .... location manager: second unit, Toronto
Andrew McInnis .... location manager: second unit St. John's/Halifax
Ronald McKenzie .... assistant location manager: second unit, Toronto (as Ron McKenzie)
Christine Mercier .... assistant: André Rouleau
Gilles Montreuil .... post-production accountant
Sue Nelson .... first assistant accountant
Ortensia Palmerino .... production auditor: Weisbord Del Gaudio Iacono & Associates
Jonathan Pencharz .... production coordinator: second unit, Toronto
Graham Penny .... location production assistant: second unit, Toronto
Lorraine Proctor .... first assistant accountant: second unit, Toronto
Rockwell Reimer .... watchperson
Matthew Schimnowski .... assistant craft service
Andrew Schulz .... key location production assistant
Shane B. Scott .... script supervisor: second unit, Toronto (as Shane Scott)
Cliff Sumter .... stand-in
Tyhr Trubiak .... stand-in
Marlinda Walcott .... assistant: Mr. Carmody
Michelle Walker .... craft service
Kyle Wong .... production assistant
Colleen Wowchuk .... production coordinator
Kenny Boyce .... film commissioner: City of Winnipeg (uncredited)
Kyle Hunter .... story editor (uncredited)
Colin Pitts .... stand-in: Seann William Scott (uncredited)
Ariel Shaffir .... story editor (uncredited)
Rebecca Traub .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kevin Uddenberg .... film liaison: City of Winnipeg (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Serge Baruchel .... dedicatee
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for brutal violence, non-stop language, some strong sexual content and drug use
Runtime:
92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Germany:16 | Ireland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Singapore:M18 | Singapore:R21 (Blu-ray) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Seann William Scott gained weight for the role of Doug Glatt, as well as taking intensive skating lessons and fighting on ice.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the Orangetown Assassins home games early in the film, some of the fans in the stands are clearly cardboard cutouts.See more »
Quotes:
Doug Glatt:I think we both have a light in our stomachs. A special light. Like ET. And the team needs somebody to light the way. My stomach light needs your stomach light. We can all phone home together.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "The Hour: Episode #8.13" (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Turandot / Act 2: Tre Enigmi M'Hai PropstoSee more »

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64 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
The trailer doesn't do this justice., 18 January 2012
Author: leana555

I hadn't read or heard much about Goon before I went to see it; all I'd seen was the trailer. I didn't even realise that it was based on a true story. I wasn't expecting it to be that good, but was pleasantly surprised.

I was expecting that the funny bits in the trailer were all that would be on offer but the whole film was seeped in that simple (albeit sometimes unnerving) comedy that had the audience laughing out loud often.

Furthermore, beneath the usual humour we've come to expect from Goldberg, there is a much deeper underlying story to it. It was even endearing in parts. OK so 'endearing' isn't the best word to describe a comedy sports film that has as much gore as it has humour, but the way that Seann William Scott portrays Doug really did something of touching my heart, and it was refreshing to see Scott play the role.

Granted it may not clean up at the Oscars, but the story of a guy who really has no idea where he belongs is both hilariously and sweetly told in Goon, with a great relationship conveyed between Doug and his friend - excellently played by Baruchel - who seems to be the only one who believes in him.

Teamed (no pun intended) with the banter generated with the game of hockey and Doug's fellow players, this really makes for a must-see for any sports film fan, or comedy film fan, or indie film fan. There's a love story in there too for the romance fans. Which could potentially give Goon a pretty huge audience. If people ignore the trailer, that is.

Yes the whole story is slightly clichéd, but this film does so much more than the trailer gives it credit for, and deserves the word to be spread that this really is worth a watch.

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