Goon 2008 R CC

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(432) IMDb 6.9/10
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When Doug gets into a fist fight with a hockey thug an onlooking coach recruits him despite of his lack of any hockey playing ability. Written by Jay Baruchel & Evan Goldberg, co-writer of Superbad & Pineapple Express.

Starring:
Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel
Runtime:
1 hour 32 minutes

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Genres Sports, Comedy
Director Michael Dowse
Starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel
Supporting actors Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber, Eugene Levy, Marc-André Grondin, Kim Coates, Nicholas Campbell, Richard Clarkin, Jonathan Cherry, Ricky Mabe, George Tchortov, Karl Graboshas, Larry Woo, Stephen Sim, Ellen David, David Paetkau, Mike Bell, Jeff Strome, Jeff Wahl
Studio Magnolia Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I liked KickAss the movie too.
Amago Now
If you ARE into hockey, you will love this movie, especially the 3rd and 4th times you watch it.
Happy to be Here
Very good story, well acted and funny.
Wesley T Loeffler

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40 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Ali on February 25, 2012
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I am a semi-recent hockey fan, female, from California, and also a big movie fanatic in general, and I found this movie to be entertaining, funny, fun, not too gory or anything... The main character was consistently charming and endearing in a sincere way... The pace was good. As a "puckhead," I know what details are a lil bit exaggerated, but as a movie fanatic, the narrative was engaging, fast-paced, not too formulaic, adventurous, and simply sweet in all regards!!! I wish there were more movies like this out there! GO DOUGIE!!!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Thomas E. Davis TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 30, 2012
Format: DVD
This film one-ups the relentless verbal crudity, testosterone-fueled raunchiness, and bone-crunching violence of the legendary ice hockey movie "Slap Shot," combining it with the dry wit and doltish characters you may know from SCTV's "Great White North" sketches. Based on a memoir by hockey pro Doug Smith, it mixes in broad jokes about beer, women, Russians, and Québécois to make something quintessentially Canadian, yet it's also accessible to those of us who did not grow up with Molson running through our veins and visions of the Stanley Cup haunting our dreams.

"Goon" features an excellent cast of Canadians led by the winning Seann William Scott, perhaps best known for his role as Steve Stifler in the "American Pie" films. Scott plays bouncer Doug Glatt, a sweet-natured, dim-witted man-child who just happens to be very good at beating the crap out of people. After a fracas at a hockey game leads a local team to hire him, his thuggish efficiency on the ice gets him promoted to a minor-league club, the Halifax Highlanders. Coach Ronnie Hortense (Kim Coates) assigns him the task of protecting the team's high-scorer, Xavier Laflamme (Marc-Andre Grondin), a former prodigy now less interested in hockey than he is in cocaine and strippers.

Eugene Levy (also in "American Pie") is Doug's father, a doctor ashamed of his son's job as a hockey enforcer; Jay Baruchel (one of the screenwriters) is Doug's friend Pat, a rabid fan who hosts an amateurish cable program devoted to the sport; Alison Pill (Baruchel's real-life fiancée) is Doug's crush Eva, a "puck bunny" with a thing for hockey players; and Liev Shreiber (the only major star in the film) is renowned enforcer Ross "The Boss" Rhea, who becomes Doug's nemesis in the arena.
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35 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Omnibot on February 25, 2012
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Warning - This film has very over the top dirty language. If that's not your thing don't post a review about this movie. On to the movie: I watched the movie with my wife who is not a huge sports fan at all. Neither does she like blood much. This movie had pretty much everything a man loves about a movie - Action, Sports, Fights, Overcoming bull crap in your life. Then it throws in just enough of a romance to keep anyone else with a pulse interested in the rest of the movie. It's not too long, it's gets to the point and it pulls you in from the start if you're a hockey fan.

Just remember it's rated R.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By B. Pearson on March 6, 2012
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What is cool is this is based on a true story of a guy who used to box and who is now currently a police officer (seek out the documentary short about this guy). Also do not miss the end credits to see the real Doug fight it out!! :)
Had to watch this a 2nd time as I was laughing too hard and missed some of the jokes. Great movie! Can't remember the last time I wanted to see a movie twice but will buy for sure when it is released on Blu Ray (mabye latter this year?)
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By goatduck64 on March 9, 2012
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I fist saw the poster of this movie on my recommend list. I'll be honest I thought it was going to be a mindless, occasionally funny, spoof. Anyway, a long story short I rented it and I was actually blown away at how this movie was a genuine good comedy. It wasn't super vulgar. It developed the characters wonderfully, and it had a pretty good storyline. This movie instantly moved up my list of favorite comedies like Happy Gilmore and American Pie. I completely recommend it! And its not even in theaters yet! I wish Amazon would do that with a lot more movies!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bond, James Bond on October 22, 2012
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If you don't like this movie, you probably don't like over-the-top, unapologetic hockey violence or excessive swearing - and I'm afraid we could never be friends.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By saritasmom on April 14, 2012
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Who doesn't love a good underdog story? Add in the fact that this is based on a REAL person (man i love that guy)... and especially when he's hot and he gets the girl in the end... and along the way he beats the holy crap out of everyone who deserves it... the fight scenes were AWESOME and the story was memorable...the characters are absolutely irresistable. It makes me want a hockey guy of my own. In the meantime I'm going to rent this again and watch it a couple more times! He was totally blessed by the fist of God. :-)
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Brad on March 21, 2012
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This movie was brought to my attention by my friends who saw the trailer for it through magnet/magnolia productions. I didn't think much of it at first but when I saw the movie I was shocked it was actually really good, its not like a drop to your stomach hilarious film. But it does give you an insight to the Hockey World and as to how much of a factor "Fighting" is to that sport. If you like movies like Beerfest or you Just like Sean William Scott period, watch this... Note to people: Don't watch this around your kids as language is quite an issue if you know what I mean. Lol Other than that enjoy!
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