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Paul Gross stars as the leader of a recently reunited curling team from a small Canadian town. This offbeat comedy follows the team as they work through their respective life issues and ... See full summary »

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James B. Douglas ...
Donald Foley
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Amy Foley
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Barbara Gordon ...
Eva Foley
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Julie Foley
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Brandon Foley
Stan Coles ...
Minister
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Neil Bucyk
Darryl Casselman ...
Ronnie
Mike 'Nug' Nahrgang ...
Nug McTeague (as Nug)
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Eddie Strombeck
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Lilly Strombeck
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Joanne
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James Lennox
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Linda Bucyk
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Paul Gross stars as the leader of a recently reunited curling team from a small Canadian town. This offbeat comedy follows the team as they work through their respective life issues and struggle to win the championship for the sake of their late coach. Written by Alea Intrica

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There's More Than One Way To Sweep a Woman Off Her Feet.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug use | See all certifications »
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22 November 2002 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Faceci z miotlami  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,765 (USA) (20 September 2002)

Gross:

$4,239,767 (USA) (20 September 2002)
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Trivia

The Tragically Hip, one of Canada's most popular rock bands, appear in this film as team Kingston. All five members hail from Kingston, and four still reside there permanently. See more »

Goofs

Throughout many of the games you will see that there are many rocks left in the house. The true way of counting score in curling is whoever has the closet rock to the button gets 1 point, then for every other rock that is closer gets another point until an opponent's rock is closer then any more in the house. During many of the games some houses were left with up to 5 rocks in the house with no opposing rocks. The scores should have been much higher in all the games, most notably in the final game. See more »

Quotes

James Lennox: I'm a drug dealer.
Neil Bucyk: I bury dead people.
Eddie Strombeck: I have a single digit sperm count.
Chris Cutter: And I'm a naked cheater. I say we go for it. Are you with me? Let's do it.
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Bloopers are shown during the credits See more »

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Followed by Men with Brooms (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Throwing Off Glass
Written and Performed by The Tragically Hip
Written by The Tragically Hip
Weiner Art, Arte Humane, Dirty Shorts, Bhaji Maker, Ching Music (SOCAN)
p. 2002 Universal Music
Courtesy of Universal Music Canada
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Great down-home humour, some so sharp you might miss it.
29 May 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is the kind of flick you watch when you don't want to think too hard but you still want some intelligent humour and a good story. Some jokes are hidden in sarcasm, satire or poignancy, and you might miss them, so it's worth paying attention. The style of this movie's humour may have been a bit before its time, as it resembles currently popular TV shows like Scrubs, The Office and Psych. Even the many colourful characters, including bit-parts, are very believable in today's small-town culture. Do not miss the beginning or the rest wont hold together. Although it lags a bit in the middle, it still satisfies because there's enough variety along the way, that the ending isn't quite as nauseating as you might fear. The soundtrack is excellent and the out-takes at the end wrap it well. For Paul Gross fans, pay attention to his facial expressions - he's more animated compared to many of his other roles.


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