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  (in credits order)
James B. Douglas ... Donald Foley

Molly Parker ... Amy Foley

Paul Gross ... Chris Cutter
Barbara Gordon ... Eva Foley

Michelle Nolden ... Julie Foley

Connor Price ... Brandon Foley
Stan Coles ... Minister

James Allodi ... Neil Bucyk
Darryl Casselman ... Ronnie
Mike 'Nug' Nahrgang ... Nug McTeague (as Nug)

Jed Rees ... Eddie Strombeck

Jane Spidell ... Lilly Strombeck

Polly Shannon ... Joanne

Peter Outerbridge ... James Lennox

Kari Matchett ... Linda Bucyk

Leslie Nielsen ... Gordon Cutter
Timm Zemanek ... Marvin Fleiger
Kenney McCoy ... Andrew Bucyk
Barrett Cribbey ... Philip Bucyk

George Buza ... Stuckmore

Victoria Snow ... Officer Frances Darte
Bill Lynn ... Wally
Laura James ... Sign Interpreter
L.J. Vasilantonakis ... Drunk

Greg Bryk ... Alexander Yount
Tannis Burnett ... Belle
Beau Starr ... Scott Blendick

Tim Post ... Friesen
Gerry Quigley ... Official
Bob Bainborough ... Greg Guiness
A. Paul Savage ... Paul Savage
Susan Spratt ... Cheerleader
George Karrys ... Barnhart
Deirdre Kirby ... Primrose
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clarence W. 'Shorty' Jenkins ... Icemaker
David G. Fremlin ... Drunk Piper (uncredited)

Hannah Gross ... Girl at Game (uncredited)
Jack Gross ... Boy at Game (uncredited)
Danielle Hampton ... Curling Spectator (uncredited)
Michael Stevens ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Gross 
Writing credits
Paul Gross (story) &
John Krizanc (story) &
Paul Quarrington (story)

Paul Gross (screenplay) &
John Krizanc (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Lantos .... producer
Penny McDonald .... associate producer
Mark Musselman .... executive producer
Julia Rosenberg .... co-producer
Frank Siracusa .... line producer
Katherin-Ellen Zabehlicky .... assistant producer
Original Music by
Paul Gross 
Jack Lenz 
Cinematography by
Thom Best (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Susan Maggi 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen 
Production Design by
Paul D. Austerberry 
Art Direction by
Nigel Churcher 
Set Decoration by
Nigel Hutchins 
Costume Design by
Noreen Landry 
Makeup Department
Stacey Dutrizac .... 1st assistant makeup
Stephanie Ingram .... key hair stylist
Lynda McCormack .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Thom J. Pretak .... production manager
Douglas Wilkinson .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Genevieve Anthony .... trainee assistant director
Walter Lawlor .... trainee assistant director
Rick Morris .... trainee assistant director
Woody Sidarous .... first assistant director
Erin Walker .... second assistant director
Art Department
David G. Fremlin .... first assistant art director
Mark Hunter .... props
Cary A. King .... set designer
Peter Miskimmin .... property master
Adam Weir .... carpenter
Sound Department
Sylvain Arseneault .... sound recordist
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Stephen Barden .... supervising sound editor
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Bracciale .... sound editor
Alex Bullick .... trainee assistant sound editor
Richard Calistan .... adr mixer
Matt Cluett .... re-recording assistant
Kate Cripps .... trainee assistant sound editor
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
J.R. Fountain .... first assistant sound editor
François Grenon .... boom operator
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant
Jason Perreira .... re-recording assistant
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Jill Purdy .... sound editor
Catherine Rix .... looper
Mike Woroniuk .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Woroniuk .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
David Yonson .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Dennis Berardi .... visual effects supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
Kristy Blackwell .... digital artist: Mr. X Inc.
Dave Calder .... 3D animator: Mr. X Inc.
Shane Glading .... 3D animator: Mr. X Inc.
Jamie Hallett .... digital compositor
Marco Polsinelli .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Dave Salter .... digital compositor
Cameron Stafford .... digital compositor
Matthew Steeves .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Miguel Sternberg .... 3D animator: Mr. X Inc.
Aaron Weintraub .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Regan Moore .... stunt rigger
Paul Rutledge .... stunt coordinator
Todd Shannon Jr. .... dive supervisor
Todd Shannon Jr. .... water safety supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Anderson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Michelle Beaudette .... first assistant camera
Mitch Holmes .... key grip
Sean Jensen .... Steadicam operator
Sean Jensen .... camera operator
Steve Kolodziej .... 24 frame video operator
J.P. Locherer .... director of photography: second unit
Kaelin McCowan .... assistant camera
Paolo Perin .... electrician
Gottfried Pflugbeil .... first assistant camera: additional camera
Gottfried Pflugbeil .... focus puller: additional camera
Denise Taylor .... second assistant camera
Christopher J. Toudy .... best boy grip
Greg Whiteside .... 24 frame video operator
Richard Wilmot .... camera operator
Casting Department
Christopher Richards .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmen Hanson .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Sue Len Quon .... assistant editor
Cathy Rait .... color timer
Joanne Rourke .... colorist: HD mastering
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Asher Lenz .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Linda Browne .... script supervisor daily
Brad Cowan .... assistant location manager
Sean Coyne .... craft service
Danielle Depeyre .... script supervisor
Jack DePoe .... production assistant
Amy Green .... project coordinator: Serendipity Point Films
Alexandra Lane .... production coordinator
Marc Lefler .... production assistant: Serendipity
Mark Musselman .... business legal affairs executive
Rick Parker .... animal wrangler
Lisa Perone .... production assistant
Bob Presner .... completion bond
Bryan Reid .... production assistant
Andrew Rosen .... production executive: Alliance Atlantis
Aida Tannyan .... head of finance
Peter Tokarsky .... video duplicator
Kelly Willson Harvey .... assistant: Robert Lantos

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Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug use
102 min
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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 »
Continuity: The score on the scoreboard changes inconsistently between shots during the Long Bay/Butte game.See more »
Chris Cutter:She's okay, she's just tired.
Brandon Foley:It's nice that you're lying to me but we both know she's shitface.
Chris Cutter:Yeah, you'll take care of her?
Brandon Foley:Got to, she's the only mom I've got.
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15 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
"Men With Brooms" a disgrace, 7 February 2005
Author: jjbourget from Canada

Recently, I had the misfortune of watching Paul Gross's MEN WITH BROOMS. If this abomination is the best that Mr. Gross can do as a director and a screenwriter, I suggest that he not give up his day job. The film is replete with gratuitous profanity, pubescent humour, contrived sub-plots, obnoxious characters, fatuous dialogue, and outrageous and unapologetic "steals" from other opuses of its sorry ilk.

Furthermore, the film does absolutely nothing to dispel the international belief that Canadians are nothing but a bunch of beer-guzzling imbeciles of the lowest order.

Mr. Gross should be ashamed of himself; indeed, Canadians who have anything good to say about this travesty should do some serious soul-searching.

Furthermore, as a Sudburian, I'm devastated that our town of Sudbury should have been used as the backdrop for this piece of rubbish.

Finally, the CBC should be castigated for its recent screening of this obscenity. When I think of all the wonderful community-theatre groups whose very survival could depend on a pittance of this film's cost, I am sick at heart. Does the CBC really think that its mandate to promote Canadian culture has been well-served by airing MEN WITH BROOMS? Probably.... Probably.

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