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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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Paul Gross

Writers:

Paul Gross (story), Graham Wagner (story editor) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James B. Douglas James B. Douglas ... Donald Foley
Molly Parker ... Amy Foley
Paul Gross ... Chris Cutter
Barbara Gordon Barbara Gordon ... Eva Foley
Michelle Nolden ... Julie Foley
Connor Price ... Brandon Foley
Stan Coles Stan Coles ... Minister
James Allodi ... Neil Bucyk
Darryl Casselman 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
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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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Country:

Canada

Release Date:

22 November 2002 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Faceci z miotlami See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CAD 1,040,000 (Canada), 10 March 2002, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,765, 22 September 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,239,767, 22 September 2002
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The line "It's not the size of the army, it's the fury of the onslaught" was originally used in another Paul Gross production - Due South: Asylum (1997). See more »

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In the preliminary round game between the Long Bay and Butte rinks, the rock that Cutter throws that eventually gets burned by the sweeper travels down the right side of sheet as he throws it. The portal that he is aiming for and which the rock eventually goes through is on the left side of the sheet. See more »

Quotes

James Lennox: What you gotta understand something about these guys. To them, money is more or less, uh, a hobby. Violence on the other hand is their real vocation.
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As a Canadian, this show was hilarious!
3 December 2005 | by fradal2See all my reviews

This show is now a classic among my friends and family. The jokes are almost inside jokes to all of us Canadians. Its great how it plays on a lot of the usual stereotypes the world knows us for but has so many things that are only funny if you live here & thus actually GET IT! Even the Canadian product placements were meant to be funny. It was great to see so many familiar faces from the vast amount of Canadian talent there is out there. This movie is like the hilarious TV show Corner Gas in all its great Canadiana. I'm sure if you're not Canadian you just won't get it. The curling is awesome. I love how they have actual known curlers playing mixed with people known for things here other than curling. When you live here curling gets under your skin. It IS an exciting game. Something as minute as a hair on the ice can change the whole game. I love how this movie captured its ups and downs. Some of the camera shots for the curling games were really creative. Overall I'd have to say that this is one of the best and funniest Canadian movies ever made!


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