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Hockey movie set in Halifax but shot in Winnipeg to open


Oh yeah, something else we noticed about the line-up of Canadian movies at TIFF. A hockey comedy called Goon is opening there, starring Jay Baruchel, Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill and Eugene Levy and directed by Michael Dowse (Fubar).

In a douchey move worthy of Hollywood's best penny-pinchers, the producers of Goon, which is set in Halifax, chose to shoot the film in Winnipeg. One can only assume the Manitoba government film people offered them a better deal. According to a Haliwood Insider source in the local business, the Goon squad then sent a crew to "sneak into Halifax" to shoot exterior shots for their movie.

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