Watch: First Official Trailer for TIFF Hockey Comedy 'Goon' Unleashed

September 13, 2011
Source: YouTube

Goon Trailer

"Oh boy… this has all the elements of a sports masterpiece!" This looks awesome, even more so if you're from Canada. An official Canadian trailer for Goon, a hockey comedy that premiered at TIFF this week, has been unveiled via YouTube. Goon stars Jay Baruchel, Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber and Alison Pill and is simply a comedy about an "outcast" bouncer named Doug Glatt (Scott) who finally makes his way into semi-pro hockey, "beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way." I haven't seen it yet, but Steve from Collider did and had some great things to say about it. Check out this first trailer below!

Watch the first official trailer for Michael Dowse's Goon, embedded via YouTube:

Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Michael Dowse (Fubar, Fubar 2, It's All Gone Pete Tong) returns with his latest, Goon, a raucous, hilarious take on Canada's one true national obsession — hockey — and the divisive topic of violence in the game. Co-written by Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express, Green Hornet), based on the novel Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey, the film is the Canadian comedy counterpart to Jimi Hendrix's version of the "The Star Spangled Banner": sacreligious, twisted and, somehow, perversely patriotic. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Fest this month and was acquired by Magnet Releasing very recently for distribution in the US.

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Ok I'm excited for this one.  Stifler will clearly take any script that's offered....but maybe I'll hold out some hope that Liev Schreiber can afford to be a bit more choosey.  

Privatjokr on Sep 13, 2011


looks funny!! great cast.. i love Kim Coates!  cant wait for this one

Cory Lind on Sep 13, 2011


Lol, this looks great. That shot of Scott and Schreiber taking off their gear was sick.

Cracky on Sep 13, 2011


I agree, it was a badass shot.

Xerxexx on Sep 13, 2011


FLYING V!  Oh.. sorry, wrong movie.

Nick Sears on Sep 13, 2011


There will never be another Slapshot, Paul Newman nor the Hanson brothers.. but this does looks damn fun !!!

Tester on Sep 13, 2011


I don't think Goon wants to challenge the awesomeness of those films.

Xerxexx on Sep 13, 2011


I agree ... one other hockey movie always over looked is the QC film Les Boys ... probably my favorite watched after learning French 

Skippy789 on Sep 25, 2011


This looks awesome! Scott is always good in any role. Alison Pill is kinda hot...yeah I said it.

Xerxexx on Sep 13, 2011


Was there some kind of memo claiming she wasn't? Cause I must have missed it then.

Christohper Exantus on Sep 13, 2011


Some haven't, the truth must be told! Pill is beautiful, Baruchel is truly a lucky guy.

Xerxexx on Sep 13, 2011


You ain't the only one who thinks Pill is hot brotha. I got your back on that one.

The Douche on Sep 13, 2011


We shall take to the streets, chanting and rioting! Minus the rioting...well maybe.

Xerxexx on Sep 13, 2011


did he get super buff in this film? I feel like he's not as skinny/fit as Role Models.

indiefilmfund on Sep 13, 2011


It seems like it. He was pretty fit in Southland Tales he seems to have toned himself up.

Xerxexx on Sep 14, 2011


"This Is NOt Fucking Baseball"  JAjajajajajajaj I´m in .. jaja

Sakyo on Sep 13, 2011


I love the Hockey Mullet on Schreiber, classic.

The Douche on Sep 13, 2011


Kevin smith will be pissed

curious cat on Sep 13, 2011


I TOTALLY thought the same thing! I bet he wants to "Hit Somebody".

Njoilyfe on Sep 13, 2011


Looks awesome.

Tyler Bannock on Sep 13, 2011


Tough time to put this movie out as the pro hockey world has suffered 3 deaths this summer, all players with a fighting role. 

Tomi on Sep 13, 2011


LOVE Michael Dowse. Fubar is one of the funniest mockumentaries of all time. Definitely looking forward to this.

Ben Nesvig on Sep 14, 2011


This is just someone taking advantage of how long it's taking for Kevin Smith to get his long-since-announced film adaptation of Warren Zevon's "Hit Somebody" song. They liked the story and reproduced it as closely as possible without infringing and made this. It's not bad, but still just feels like a cover song by a group of wanna be hipsters. 

Scotty97 on Sep 14, 2011


Its based off a book.

Xerxexx on Sep 14, 2011


You are the perfect example of an anonymous Internet writer with absolutely, and I mean ABSOLUTELY no idea what you're writing about. This movie was in the works for more than five years before it premiered in Toronto. Its genesis, which I was lucky enough to be part of, came before anything was even known about Kevin Smith's desire to make a hockey-fight-themed movie. In fact, I was personally dismayed when I read about Kevin Smith's plan for a hockey fighter movie, because this was about two years after Goon was in the works, and I didn't feel good about HIM stealing our thunder. But really, how is it that you can write something with such conviction and be so totally wrong? How does that make you feel?

Adam Frattasio on Oct 1, 2011


"Are you ready?" "I am, thanks for asking"  EPIC!

Mayhem on Sep 14, 2011


it says "not available in your country"  great ... thats pretty racist 😉

wyattrash on Sep 18, 2011


Maybe your country is crappy? what one is it sweden?

Skippy789 on Sep 25, 2011

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