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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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Michael Dowse
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Belchior
Ricky Mabe ... John Stevenson
George Tchortov ... Evgeni
Karl Graboshas ... Oleg
Larry Woo Larry Woo ... Park Kim
Stephen Sim Stephen Sim ... Backup Goalie
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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

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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 »

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USA | Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Avanak See more »

Filming Locations:

Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,076, 30 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,168,144, 27 May 2012
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The 'Trailer Park Boys' have a cameo as the Hot Ice call screeners and the editor. See more »

Goofs

The two Russian players have the last name of Yakovlena, which is impossible since Russian surnames for men never end in -a. For instance, Maria Sharapova's father is named Yuri Sharapov. If anything, their last name would be Yakovlev or Yakovlen in real life. See more »

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Rod McCaudry: Are you there Doug? It's me Margaret.
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Crazy Credits

Footage of Douglas Smith as an ice hockey enforcer, on whose autobiography this is based, is shown towards the end of the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.6 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Turandot / Act 3: Diecimila Anni Al Nostre Imperatore
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Malga Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos
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bloody, gritty & sporty!!
14 March 2012 | by bonzybinoSee all my reviews

I wasn't expecting the bloodshed in an otherwise heartfelt and appeasing movie which would be remembered for the astonishing, rather absorbing performance by Sean William Scott more than anything else. I should admit, haven't yet got the hang of Ice hockey and the fighting thing. But the sportiness and the spirit of the protagonist did rush my ante up - now that's not uncommon with Sport movies. But something's different about this one, Doug Glatt & his 69 wouldn't be that easy to forget coz he's too simple, stupid and darn crazy when he's a team guy.

With some good laughs, a love affair and a tough antagonist, it might sound quite clichéd. Yet you would never feel tedious, rather you feel for the rawness and emptiness Doug Glatt is going through. His blending with the team, the crush he develops for the girl, the way he pushes out the baddies from cornering Laflamme, and the final wait for fighting the evil legend is all knitted very well. The background score keeps the tempo intact. Some of the scenes and circumstances needed much detail, it never went over board being too dramatic. For instance, the climax was a bit ragged and missed out some emotional values. Sean William Scott deserves special mention, he sheds all his typecast personas and have acted the character of Doug Glatt with all his heart. Thank God, he isn't just "Steve Stifler" anymore.

Goon is a feel good movie which is simple yet compelling and a bit too bloody for a sports movie. Loved it.


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