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Men with Brooms (2002)

Four men take time from their personal problems to reunite as a curling team and compete in a bonspiel that will restore their honour.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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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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Storyline

Long Bay resident Donald Foley, a life long curler and more recent curling coach, has just passed away. He has requested that his cremated ashes be bored into a specific curling stone he has just had retrieved from the bottom of Long Bay. His will also has a non-binding codicil to reunite the last team he coached to curl in the Golden Broom Bonspiel in town, a Long Bay team which has never won and that team which was the closest ever to doing so. Donald wants that specific stone in which he is buried to be delivered as the final shot to sit on the button for the win for the Long Bay team. Beyond the four team members not having curled at all since their last bonspiel ten years ago, they each have issues in their lives which may make coming together as a team and winning, and curling in its entirety difficult or a non-priority. Lead Neil Bucyk's life is directed by his controlling wife Linda, a right she believes she has as his livelihood is in her family's business, a funeral home. ... Written by Huggo

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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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Release Date:

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

In an attempt to help make this Canadian-made film successful, Alliance Atlantis put on an advertising campaign that was on par with a campaign for a Hollywood-made film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Amy Foley: [at her Alcoholics Anonymous meeting] The point is lately, I've been feeling like I need a "touch me up" cause I just don't know which way to turn.
Slimy guy at meeting: Hey, you can turn to me anytime you want.
Amy Foley: Thank you. That's sweet but I'd rather shit in my mouth.
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Bloopers are shown during the credits See more »

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References Breaking Away (1979) See more »

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Planet Love
Written and Performed by Tom Wilson
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada (SOCAN)
p. 2001 Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
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I Enjoyed it on TV Last Weekend. Thanks!
14 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I lived in Ft. St. John, BC for 1 year as an itinerant teacher and only got an idea of how important Curling was. I never did it and now I wish I had. That movie was so special and I was glued to you folks getting that game on and winning it. It was truly a fun movie and the characters were really great. I love Canadian men. They made my time in BC very fun indeed. Great to see the movie on regular TV. Thanks for your endeavor. It was fun! Best to Canada in the Olympics this week - I know you'll smoke 'em! We know you'll take Curling for sure. I hope you will enjoy the rest of the winter and make some more movies, and send them down here.


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