During a pro hockey lockout, Doug "the Thug" Glatt's (Seann William Scott) team, the Halifax Highlanders, has to contend with an influx of new players. With pro hockey suspended, media focus has descended on the lower league, and the owner of the Highlanders, Hyrum Cain (Callum Keith Rennie), seeks to capitalize on the attention. Before the opening game, Doug is made captain and leads his team out onto the ice. In a close fought game, Doug is goaded into a fight with the rival team's enforcer, Anders Cain (Wyatt Russell), an up-and-coming player with a violent streak, and the son of the Highlanders' owner. Anders wins the fight, and with Doug badly injured, the Highlanders lose the game. Dealing with rehab, Doug decides to retire and accept a more stable job as an insurance salesman. At home, Doug's wife Eva realizes that she is pregnant, and she and Doug make preparations for their new child. Without Doug, the Highlanders go on a long losing streak, prompting the owner to push for changes. He signs several overseas players and pushes to add his own son to the team. Hyrum foresees Anders as the new captain of the Highlanders, and although the coach disagrees with the move, anticipating locker room dysfunction, Hyrum strongarms him into making Anders the new captain. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Produced By:||David Gross, Jesse Shapira, Hartley Gorenstein, ValÉRie D'Auteuil, Jeff Arkuss, AndrÉ Rouleau, Chantelle Kadyschuk|
|Directed By:||Jay Baruchel|
|Written By:||Jay Baruchel, Jesse Chabot|
|Cast:||Ellen David, Nathan Dales, Matthew Mease, David Paetkau, Karl Graboshas, Richard Clarkin, Lindsay Christopher, Callum Keith Rennie, Kim Coates, Dave Reachill, Jonathan Cherry, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Claire Stollery, Marc-AndrÉ Grondin, Boomer Phillips, Seann William Scott, Fabio Lusvarghi, T.J. Miller, Elisha Cuthbert, Trent Pardy, Liev Schreiber, George Tchortov, Scott C Wilson, Andrew Herr, Sylvia Zuk|
|In Theaters:||Aug 31, 2017|
|Runtime:||1 hour 41 minutes|
|Production:||No Trace Camping, Caramel Film|