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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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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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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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Faceci z miotlami  »

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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

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 »

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James Lennox: How do you forget about 400 pounds of defecating menace?
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References Breaking Away (1979) See more »

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Men with Brooms Theme
Written by Paul Gross (as P. Gross), Jack Lenz (as J. Lenz), Asher Lenz (as A. Lenz),
Jay Semko (as J. Semko)
Courtesy of Lenz Entertainment
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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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