Goon parents guide

Goon Parent Guide

Release date March 30, 2012

Doing nothing to quell criticism about violence in sports, Goon portrays one man's rise from picked-on kid to leader of a semi-pro hockey team. Played by Seann William Scott, this guy's best skill is taking off the gloves and fighting for the win.

Why is Goon rated R? The MPA rated Goon R for brutal violence, non-stop language, some strong sexual content and drug use.

Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Goon rated R? Goon is rated R by the MPAA for brutal violence, non-stop language, some strong sexual content and drug use.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with details, blood and tissue damage.

- Frequent hand-to-hand violence, most in a sports context, with blood and some detail shown.

Sexual Content:

- Nudity seen in a non-sexual context.

- Brief portrayals of sexual activity with breast nudity.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Frequent, often aggressive use of crude and descriptive sexual language, references and innuendo.

- Crude content.

- Detailed offensive scenes.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions.


- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, sexual and ethno-cultural slurs, and vulgar expressions.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Infrequent portrayals of illegal drug use for recreational purposes.

- Tobacco use.

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News About "Goon"

Cast and Crew

Goon is directed by Michael Dowse and stars Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Eugene Levy, Liev Schreiber.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Goon movie is May 29, 2012. Here are some details…

Goon is releasing to home video no May 29, 2012.

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If you are a hockey fan, you may appreciate the gentler depiction of the sport in the movies Miracle and The Mighty Ducks (also D2-The Mighty Ducks).  Another player who relies on his fighting skills instead of athletic abilities finds himself in the penalty box in the children’s film Tooth Fairy.