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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Goofs

The score on the scoreboard changes inconsistently between shots during the Long Bay/Butte game. See more »

Quotes

James Lennox: She's a rent-a-girlfriend.
Chris Cutter: Good God! Listen to yourself. Are you some kind of moral dyslexic.
James Lennox: I think you got that backwards, baby.
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Decent sports romcom
7 August 2008 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

If you just want a pizza and beer movie and a few laughs with mates then this is a good choice.

Just offensive enough to feel adult, just enough comedy to make you laugh, and enough curling to remind you you're watching a sports movie.

Is it a classic? No.

But, is it a turkey? No way.

It's an unusual sports movie with lots of silliness and little one-liners and it actually does the send up of curling very well.

All in all it shines for its small town values, it's heart, and good performances.

A nice break from the norm.


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