GOON

By Michael DOWSE

CARAMEL FILMS - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 2012

Goon tells the story of Doug Glatt, a bouncer (Scott), who has been
touched by the fist of God. Upon discovering both his right hook and
skates, he joins a downtrodden hockey team and inspires them into new
heights.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Michael DOWSE
    • Producer(s)
    • Don CARMODY, David GROSS, André ROULEAU (Caramel Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Doug Glatt, (Seann William Scott) the black sheep of an illustrious medical
      family is working as a bouncer when he gets roped into going to a local
      hockey team’s game by his hockey fanatic pal, Pat (Jay Baruchel). When
      Pat incites the opposing team’s enforcer to climb out of the penalty box
      and into the audience after him, Doug steps in and to everyone’s
      surprise, especially the local team’s coach, quickly puts the player down.
      He is invited to a tryout with the team and after basically taking on and
      creaming most of his future teammates after they tease him about his
      lack of skating abilities, he is taken aboard. He eventually acquires a
      modicum of skill while crushing every opposing goon in the league. This
      attracts the attention of the Halifax Highlanders, the cellar dwellers in a
      league another rung higher in the hockey universe. They desperately
      need an enforcer to protect their star player, Laflamme (Marc Andre
      Grondin), who has been sent down from the big show, having lost his
      nerve after a brutal altercation with a goon named Ross Rhea (Liev
      Schreiber). Laflamme’s succumbed to drinking and carousing instead of
      getting his mojo back and the Highlanders feel the only way to kickstart
      his recovery is to get him his own body guard. They trade for Doug and a
      very odd couple is born.
      This is a much tougher, more professional league with bigger, badder
      enforcers all gunning for the new boy. A penultimate challenge is
      launched when Ross Rhea is also sent down to the minors after yet
      another violent attack on a player. Recognizing that due to his age and
      the league’s decision to send him down, his days as a professional
      hockey player are coming to an end, Ross Rhea wants to go out in a blaze
      of glory by taking down the new kid.
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