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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Canada

Release Date:

22 November 2002 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Men with Brooms See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$656,619, 10 March 2002

Gross USA:

$4,245,870

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,245,870
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

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

Julie Foley: Look, this isn't about me and him or you and him. This is about me and you.
Amy Foley: I have no claim on him.
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Crazy Credits

At the end: No Beavers were harmed in the making of this film...Honest! See more »

Connections

Followed by Men with Brooms (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Running Away
Performed by Project Wyze
Written by Yas Taalat, Bobby McIntosh, and Project Wyze
Lyrics by Yas Taalat, & Bobby McIntosh
Music by Project Wyze
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
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a gem in Saturday afternoon schlub
1 November 2006 | by pixiedoloresSee all my reviews

There's not much I can say about this film that a true critic would. I can't tell you about the depth in characters or plot, or how unrealistic it might/might not be. I can tell you, though, I did enjoy watching this movie Saturday afternoon in my PJ's with my little sister. In the summer we kids really have nothing better to do sometimes than watch movies and go biking. Only Macy has a bike, so we stayed in one particular day. Roaming through or scalable-less TV stations we found a delightfully odd movie called "Men With Brooms". It was quirky, it was cute, it was all we needed to have a good few hours together. Okay,so it's not the greatest comedy ever written- it serves it's purpose of entertaining and that's all that matters to me. Watch it, enjoy it, don't examine it!


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