R | | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.
The film is based on the book "Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey" by Adam Frattasio and Douglas Smith. Footage from Smith's career as a hockey enforcer is shown during the films credits.
Nice one, Dougie! 69! Doug! 69! Yeah!
Doug comes out of a convenience store in Halifax carrying a case of beer. You cannot buy beer at convenience stores in Nova Scotia (or, for that matter, in Manitoba, where the film was shot).
Footage of Douglas Smith as an ice hockey enforcer, on whose autobiography this is based, is shown towards the end of the closing credits.
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