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Goon

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2011
  • Michael Dowse
  • 87 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy drama based on a true story, starring Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel. A man who works as a bouncer and is regarded as something of an underachiever - even by his own family - finds his niche when he is taken on by an ice-hockey team as a brutish "enforcer".

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Seann William Scott plays Doug, a dim but likeable bar bouncer whose fight skills land him the job of "enforcer" with the struggling local ice-hockey team. Doug can barely skate. But that's of little consequence in this knockabout comedy from director Michael Dowse (It's All Gone Pete Tong), co-written by Evan Goldberg (Superbad). Doug's job is just to protect the team's star scorer by knocking seven bells out of opposition enforcers (including old ice-hockey pro Liev Schreiber). Doug's a hit. Literally. Scott has matured both physically and as an actor since playing the sex-obsessed Stifler in the hit American Pie series and he's very likeable here. Very likeable, too, is the film itself which, despite its surface brutality, has an unexpectedly warm heart. Goon isn't a life-changer, but it is a pleasant little surprise.

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Credits

Cast

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Doug GlattSeann William Scott
PatJay Baruchel
EvaAlison Pill
Ross RheaLiev Schreiber
Ronnie HortenseKim Coates
DadEugene Levy
Ira GlattDavid Paetkau
Xavier LaflammeMarc-André Grondin
John StevensonRicky Mabe
MarcoJonathan Cherry

Crew

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DirectorMichael Dowse

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment One
Released on
2012-01-06
Languages
English | French
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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