A hockey player plagued by injuries is confronted with the possibility of retirement when a tough new player challenges his status as the league's top enforcer.

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Jay Baruchel

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Jay Baruchel (screenplay by), Jesse Chabot (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Seann William Scott ... Doug Glatt
Alison Pill ... Eva
Marc-André Grondin ... Xavier LaFlamme
Liev Schreiber ... Ross Rhea
Wyatt Russell ... Anders Cain
Kim Coates ... Ronnie Hortense
Elisha Cuthbert ... Mary
Jay Baruchel ... Pat
Callum Keith Rennie ... Hyrum Cain
Jonathan Cherry ... Marco Belchior
George Tchortov ... Evgeni Yakovlena
Karl Graboshas ... Oleg Yakovlena
Trent Pardy ... Stevenson
Richard Clarkin ... Gord Ogilvey
Larry Woo Larry Woo ... Park Kim (as Larry C. Woo)
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It's a new day for the Halifax Highlanders. A pro lockout has reunited old teammates and brought a crew of new players to the bench; notably missing from the line-up, however, is everyone's favourite enforcer and heart of the team, Doug "The Thug" Glatt. Sidelined after one too many hits and now married with a baby on the way, Doug is hanging up his skates and settling into life as an insurance salesman. But when Doug's nemesis, Anders Cain, is made captain of the Highlanders and new ownership threatens to tear his team apart, Doug is compelled back into action. Ignoring the wishes of wife Eva, Doug heads to the rink, discovering an unlikely training partner in fellow retired enforcer and one-time arch rival, Ross "The Boss" Rhea. Together with grit, passion and unrivaled loyalty, they will grind out one last chance to do what they do best...protect their team. Written by Subrat Jain

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Punch retirement in the face. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated R for pervasive language, crude sexual content and bloody sports violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Park Kim(The first Halifax teammate Glatt stands up for) was a medical student in the first film. He returns for the sequel as the team's trainer. See more »

Goofs

When the Halifax Highlanders play the St John's Shamrocks, a Shamrocks player is shown wearing jersey #3. This would not be possible as #3 is Ross Rhea's jersey number which was shown being retired in the previous movie. See more »

Quotes

James Duthie: Highlanders' GM, Hyrum Cain confirming that Anders Cain has been released from his contract.
Chad Bailey: Let this be a lesson to everyone out there. Your father will break your heart and shove it down your fucking throat, pull it out your ass, put it right back in your chest.
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Dare
Written by Vince DiCola and Richie Wise
Performed by Stan Bush
Played during Doug's Bruised and Battered training montage.
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Hope Scott gets more chances in Hollywood now at least
28 August 2017 | by iamjacksmoviechannelSee all my reviews

So if you don't know, there was a 2012 movie called "Goon" which was made on a shoestring budget and starred Sean William Scott, written by the guy who voices Hiccup in those "How to Train Your Dragon" movies.

It had a bit of success, even getting nominated at the Canadian Screen Awards (yes, that's a thing apparently) and so on this weekend, probably the slowest weekend in the history of film, the best new release we got is a movie with Stifler.

He's this minor league hockey player named Doug Glatt and what separates him from a lot of sports movies is that Glatt isn't really there because he's especially skilled. He's just really good at putting a hurt on opposing players.

But here a broken arm and approaching fatherhood forces him to have to reassess everything and whether or not he can keep playing or not.

There's nothing terribly special here but I do really like the character that Scott has created, who feels like an Adam Sandler creation back when you can still say Sandler gave a damn.

Doug is the nicest, most simple-minded roughneck in the game and Scott proves that he has maybe been either underrated or typecast with the whole Stifler thing. There is more he can give us and this role has proved it.

I also liked his relationship with an old rival now turned mentor played by Liev Schreiber.

Doug's teammates are all a mix of Canadian and Russian cartoons but they're still enjoyable "dick joke" loving sidekicks, but it's TJ Miller and Jason Jones who get the material that's going to make people howl with the most laughter.

Of course this wouldn't be a "Goon" movie without one man beating another man to a bloody pulp and you'll get that here, especially in a grand gladiatorial final showdown between Scott and the lead antagonist played by Wyatt Russell.

This isn't as good as the first. The story is all over the place, with characters retiring and coming back, health concerns being discussed and then discarded. Seems like Jay Baruchel wanted to address some real issues here but he never frames them right.

It's also just not as funny. If you've seen the first movie you know what to expect and that's basically what you get here.

What saves it from being a total waste of time though is that Doug and company are, despite the heavier themes which way the movie down, still fun to watch.

So I go 6 out of 10 guys. If you liked this, check out Craig James Review on Youtube for more.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goon: Last of the Enforcers See more »

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$124,875
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