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 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

Since Larry Woo had actually played on major junior hockey teams (Victoria Cougars and Swift Current Broncos), he was one of the best skaters in the cast, so the filmmakers frequently used him for scenes where the Highlanders players are shown handling the puck. See more »

Goofs

When entering the ice for the last game against the Shamrocks, LaFlamme is shown wearing typical reebok skates, but during the game shots he is shown in his White boot reeboks instead. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: Look at you, you're a - you're a fucking beast. You're like the fucking Hebrew Dolph Lundgren or some shit.
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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 Slap Shot (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Jer-Z-Nites
Written by Phillip Costello
Performed by Satanicide
Published by Spiritual Raise Music, BMI
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Enjoyable Movie
23 January 2012 | by danhall76See 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.


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USA | Canada

Language:

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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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