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

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22 November 2002 (Turkey)  »

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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

In the championship game between the Long Bay and Butte rinks, Long Bay would not have had the last rock advantage in the final end as it is portrayed, as the rules have the last rock advantage going to the team that did not score in the most recent end in which a team did score. As such, Butte should have had last rock advantage in that final end. See more »

Quotes

Joanne: [discussing curling] Okay. Like shuttleboard.
James Lennox: It's shufflebaord and no. You gotta think like snooker, poker, and free-rock climbing. This is dangerous shit.
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References Men with Guns (1997) See more »

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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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Different and the same, simultaneously
9 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

The film is about the sport of curling, and has a lot of Canadian small-town quirkiness thrown in. That makes it different than most other movies out there. But the plot... If you can't guess what is going to happen every step of the way, then you have never seen any of the innumerable rag-tag-bunch-of-misfits-overcome-the-odds-to-beat-their-adversaries films. It is funny at times, but other jokes are just beaten into the ground. One example is the drunken announcer at the curling match. It was a little funny to begin with, but it got real old. This is the type of movie that you can stand to watch if it is on cable, but don't go out of your way to see it.


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