A new hockey movie just hit the cinema. Goon: Last of the Enforcers is out in select theaters today (the closest in our area is the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, Virginia) and available on demand.
The movie is the second in the Goon franchise and directed by Jay Baruchel. The movie brings back the all–star cast that made the original so funny. Seann William Scott (American Pie) stars as Doug Glatt, along with Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some), Jason Jones (The Detour), and with Elisha Cuthbert (24), Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) and Liev Schreiber.
Several current and retired hockey players make cameos as well including Brandon Prust, Tyler Seguin, Michael Del Zotto, George Parros, Georges Laraque, and former Capital Mel Angelstad.
Angelstad, the first player to ever wear number sixty-nine in the NHL, had the opportunity to fake-fight Seann William Scott in the movie.
“F*&k you, Glatt!” Angelstad yells as he skates ferociously into a line brawl. The two enforcers trade haymakers and both split blood in the above clip.
“I feel I did the best work I could with this line,” Angelstad joked to me in an interview.
Angelstad was cast in the film after reaching out to crew during filming.
“We knew one thing when we were going to do the second one. We wanted to populate it with as many guys that actually play hockey or fight in hockey as we can,” Jay Baruchel, the director, said in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel. “So we started recruiting guys like Brandon Prust, George Parros, and Colton Orr.
“And then we got an email from a guy calling himself Mel The Mangler Angelstad, who just emailed us and was like, ‘I think Goon is based on my life.’
“And I was like, ‘I know for a fact it isn’t.’
“He said, ‘I should be in the sequel. My fight with Darcy Hordichuk is still regarded as the best hockey fight of all time.’”
Angelstad fought Hordichuk in 2000 while the two played in the now defunct IHL. The two traded countless, consecutive haymakers to the face.
“So I was like who the heck is this guy? Who does he think he is?” Baruchel said. “And then I go and watch the fight and I was like, ’Oh s&^%, he’s right.’
“I think he works as a fireman/EMS guy in Fort McMurray, Alberta. We brought him out. He’s in our movie. ”
Baruchel added, “He did an awesome job [acting].”
Here’s a synopsis of the movie.
After one too many concussions, hockey enforcer Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) is forced to give up his aspirations of going to the big show and settle into a buttoned down career as an insurance salesman at the urging of his pregnant wife Eva (Alison Pill). However, Doug can’t resist the siren call of the Highlanders, so he sets course to reclaim his former glory.
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