Films

Goon

March 30th 2012
  • Action/Comedy,
  • R,
  • 91 min,
  • Magnolia Pictures
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  • Cast: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber, Eugene Levy, Marc-AndrĂ© Grondin, Kim Coates, Nicholas Campbell, Richard Clarkin, Jonathan Cherry, Ricky Mabe, George Tchortov, Karl Graboshas, Larry Woo, Steve Sim, Ellen David, David Paetkau, Mike Bell, Jeff Strome, Jeff Wahl, Dave Wheeler, Bryan Clark, David Duncan, Patricia Edgar, James Durham, K. Bethany Bomback, Dominick Blais, Curt Keilback, James Knight
  • Director: Michael Dowse
  • Writers: Jay Baruchel, Evan Goldberg, Adam Frattasio, Doug Smith
  • Producers: Don Carmody, Ian Dimerman, David Gross, AndrĂ© Rouleau, Jesse Shapira
  • Associate Producers: Kyle Hunter, Theodore Bressman, Ariel Shaffir
  • Executive Producers: Ben Silverman, Mark Slone
  • Art Direction: Sean Vizsy
  • Casting: Lori Stefaniuk
  • Costume Design: Heather Neale
  • D.O.P.: Bobby Shore
  • Editor: Reginald Harkema
  • Makeup: Alisha Talbot
  • Music: Ramachandra Borcar
  • Set Decoration: Andrea Spakowski

Storyline

Not content with his job as a bouncer at a local Beantown bar and a bit of an embarrassment to his accomplished family, Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) dreams of the kind of success enjoyed by minor league hockey goon Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber).

When a chance encounter with an on-ice thug leads to a bloody fist fight that Doug easily wins, the coach of the Halifax Highlanders sees potential in this mammoth sized man who is only hampered by his lack of any hockey playing ability and his brother's old figure skates.

Standing up to the taunts of the other players, Doug manages to join the team, and with the encouragement of his hockey obsessed best friend (Jay Baruchel) quickly becomes a rising star. Soon he'll have the opportunity to face off against Ross "The Boss" Rhea and perhaps finally land a girlfriend. Now - all he needs is to learn how to skate.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Winnipeg, Canada
  • MPAA Warning: Brutal violence, non-stop language, some strong sexual content and drug use
  • Production Companies: No Trace Camping, Caramel Film, Don Carmody Productions, Inferno Pictures Inc.
  • Production Schedule: 18 October 2010 - December 2010

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Trivia

2012 Guide Analysis: "This ice hockey comedy made headlines when actor Seann William Scott dropped out of Kevin Smith's rival (and now defunct) comedy due to scheduling conflicts, instead opting to tackle this similar sounding film which was set to shoot several months earlier.

The story follows a bouncer who is an outcast in his brainy family and soon finds himself a new gig - he's hired as an ice hockey enforcer, a player whose role it is to protect his teammates and act as a deterrent by hitting or fighting opposing players who take liberties with them.

Michael Dowse ("It's All Gone Pete Tong, Fubar") helms from a script co-written by "Superbad" and "Pineapple Express" writer Evan Goldberg and the film's lead star and producer Jay Baruchel. Baruchel is a hockey nut and the pair went through twenty script drafts before it was ready and Dowse came onboard. Yet apparently there's quite a bit of improv in use as well.

Screened in Toronto last year, reviews were generally good and called the film surprisingly violent (a LOT of blood and broken teeth) while boasting a warm and strong performance from Scott. However the tonal blending of often crass and vulgar comedy, hard-tilt action, and even a sentimental heart proved difficult for some - while the budget limitations are said to be apparent. Still, fans of the sport may have a "Slap Shot" heir apparent."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 6 January 2012: Ireland, UK
  • 15 February 2012: Malta
  • 24 February 2012: Canada
  • 1 March 2012: Russia