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
First time jay baruchel and elisha cuthbert are on screen together since popular mechanics for kids. See more »
Headbutting an opponent is explicitly forbidden in hockey and would result in an automatic and lengthy suspension in any league, pro or amateur. See more »
Highlanders' GM, Hyrum Cain confirming that Anders Cain has been released from his contract.
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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Written by Vince DiCola and Richie Wise
Performed by Stan Bush
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Goon's Legend Tarnished
Goon was a cult-classic, and while Goon 2 brought back the majority of the cast, making it sentimental, most of them looked older, and the writing was awful.
Other than a decent villain (Cain) and a strong performance by Schrieber (Ross the Boss Rhea) there was no real story to enjoy, regurgitated jokes and lines from the original lacked any flavor, the lock-out (?), what the hell did that even have to do with anything?
There was no growth from the ending of Goon for anyone, especially LaFlamme, which makes me sad. My imagination had him soaring to the Hall of Fame after Doug resurrected his career, but no. The jokes were way stupider, and overall this film is horrible.
I hate it when this stuff happens. I'll always remember the original as one of the best surprise films I've ever seen.
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