Bar bouncer Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) dreams of the success enjoyed by minor league hockey goon Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber). When a chance encounter with an on-ice thug leads to a bloody fist fight that Doug easily wins, the coach of the Halifax Highlanders sees Doug's hockey playing potential, despite his lack of ability and skates. Standing up to the other players' taunts, Doug joins the team, and with the encouragement of his best friend (Jay Baruchel, KNOCKED UP) becomes a rising star. This cult comedy boasts a script by director Michael Dowse (FUBAR, WHAT IF), actor Baruchel and comedy multi-hyphenate Evan Goldberg (THE DISASTER ARTIST, THIS IS THE END). DIR Michael Dowse; SCR/PROD Jay Baruchel; SCR Evan Goldberg, from the book by Adam Frattasio and Douglas Smith; PROD Don Carmody, Ian Dimerman, David Gross, André Rouleau. Canada/U.S., 2011, color, 92 min. RATED R

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92 Minutes
Sports, comedy

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