Men with Brooms (2002)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
James B. Douglas ...
Donald Foley
Amy Foley
Barbara Gordon ...
Eva Foley
Julie Foley
Brandon Foley
Stan Coles ...
Neil Bucyk
Darryl Casselman ...
Mike 'Nug' Nahrgang ...
Nug McTeague (as Nug)
Eddie Strombeck
Lilly Strombeck
James Lennox
Linda Bucyk


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.


Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 November 2002 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Faceci z miotlami  »

Box Office


$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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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 »


Paul Cutter's moral dilemma as a cheater is entirely contrary to the rules of curling. Canadian and world curling rules require players to call their own infractions. In the situations depicted in the film, "burning" a moving stone is an infraction by the sweepers, not the player delivering the stone. It's the responsibility of the front end, never up to Cutter, to call the burned stones. See more »


Chris Cutter: No, it's not just a rock.
Amy Foley: No?
Chris Cutter: It's forty-two pounds of polished granite, bevelled on the belly and a handle a human being can hold. And it may have no practical purpose in itself but it is a repository of human possibility and if it's handled just right, it will exact the kind of poetry...
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At the end: No Beavers were harmed in the making of this film...Honest! See more »


References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »


Racket in the Attic
Performed by Barra MacNeils
Written by Lucy MacNeil (as Lucy), Sheumas MacNeil (as Sheumas), Kyle MacNeil (as Kyle), Stewart MacNeil (as Stewart)
Courtesy of Barratone (Barra Music Company Ltd.)
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Slight comedy
16 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Genial, intermittently amusing comedy about curling. I never knew what curling was, and it's sort of an interesting shuffleboard/billiards kind of game and I'm glad to have learned something about it, but outside of that this movie is so slight that in spite of it's easygoing charm I never felt more than a passing interest in the character's lives. Watchable but forgettable.

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