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Goon (2011)

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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 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 Orange, 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 believes ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

As Doug and Eva are supposedly walking down the street in Halifax, a street sign indicates they are on Valour Road, which is a street of historic significance located in Winnipeg. See more »

Quotes

Gord Ogilvey: Alright boys, listen up. We're sill in this thing. We just need a quick one.
John Stevenson: Listen up Cash!
Gord Ogilvey: We gotta work harder than them, okay?
John Stevenson: Harder than them, guys.
Gord Ogilvey: You know what's hard work? Going through a divorce, she's trying to get all my money now. She can have half of it, I don't give a shit. The other half, hard work, mine! Some guys on their team are fuckin' divorced. Three guys there, who's fuckin' marriages are in the fuckin' toilet.
John Stevenson: We're playing divorced guys.
Doug Glatt: Yeah!
Gord Ogilvey: We gotta be fuckin' triceps, ...
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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

References Oz (1997) See more »

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Instru-Yagotme-Jp
Written by Tiff Randol
Performed by Valeze
Published by Spiritual Raise Music, BMI 100%
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Solid Little Comedy
25 December 2013 | by aequitas_veritas_007See all my reviews

Yes I only rated this 7/10, however that is fairly high in my world for a comedy film. This movie is surprising to me for there are not many comedies made nowadays that are very well presented/original. I would like to say I am a sports fan as well, but the National Football League doesn't quite encompass all sports. I would recommend this film as a solid and quite humorous comedy that will be a nice viewing for guys and gals alike. A bit clichéd storyline but it works very well in this case. I will not be buying the DVD, but would recommend this to people who want an evening with popcorn and a blanket on the couch kinda night.


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Country:

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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Goon See more »

Filming Locations:

Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,232,860, 26 February 2012

Gross USA:

$4,168,528

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,985,158
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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