Video: "Goon" Stars Jay Baruchel & Seann William Scott Talk Hockey Violence

Video Loading...

In the sports comedy Goon, which can be seen now in theaters or via VOD, Seann William Scott plays Doug "The Thug" Glatt, a simple-minded bouncer who defends his shit-talking friend Ryan (Jay Baruchel) at a minor league hockey game and finds his true calling as an "enforcer," the guy every hockey team employs to skate on briefly and knock somebody the fuck out. Baruchel, a rabid fan of the Montreal Canadiens (Les Canadiens de Montréal, s'il vous plaît), co-wrote the story with Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express) based on Adam Frattasio and Doug Smith's book Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey, which chronicles Smith's real-life journey from amateur boxer to championship-winning enforcer. Check out our vid with Baruchel and Scott, where they break down the significance of the hockey goon, what happens when you accidentally clock one during a shoot, and the side of enforcers that few ever see.

Follow @ComplexPopCult

Tags: goon, hockey, jay-baruchel, seann-william-scott, georges-laraque, comedy
blog comments powered by Disqus