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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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Chris Cutter
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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Gordon Cutter
Timm Zemanek ...
Marvin Fleiger
Kenney McCoy ...
Andrew Bucyk
Barrett Cribbey ...
Philip Bucyk
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Stuckmore
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Officer Frances Darte
Bill Lynn ...
Wally
Laura James ...
Sign Interpreter
L.J. Vasilantonakis ...
Drunk
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Alexander Yount
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Belle
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Scott Blendick
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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:
David G. Fremlin ...
Drunk Piper (uncredited)
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Girl at Game (uncredited)
Jack Gross ...
Boy at Game (uncredited)
Danielle Hampton ...
Curling Spectator (uncredited)
Michael Stevens ...
Bartender (uncredited)
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Team Kingston (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paul Gross

Written by

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Paul Gross ... (story) &
Graham Wagner ... (story editor) &
John Krizanc ... (story) &
Paul Quarrington ... (story)
 
Paul Gross ... (screenplay) &
John Krizanc ... (screenplay)

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Robert Lantos ... producer
Penny McDonald ... associate producer
Mark Musselman ... executive producer
Julia Rosenberg ... co-producer
Frank Siracusa ... line producer
Katherin-Ellen Zabehlicky ... assistant producer

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Paul Gross
Jack Lenz

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Thom Best ... director of photography

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Susan Maggi

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Sue Len Quon ... assistant editor
Dave Muscat ... dailies operator
Cathy Rait ... color timer
Joanne Rourke ... colorist: HD mastering
Kevin Fairfax Harwood ... telecine suite operator (uncredited)

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Deirdre Bowen

Production Design by

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Paul D. Austerberry

Art Direction by

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Nigel Churcher

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Nigel Hutchins

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Noreen Landry

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Stacey Dutrizac ... 1st assistant makeup
Stephanie Ingram ... key hair stylist
Lynda McCormack ... key makeup artist
Pamela Mills ... first assistant hairstylist

Production Management

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Thom J. Pretak ... production manager
Douglas Wilkinson ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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

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David G. Fremlin ... first assistant art director
Mark Hunter ... props
Cary A. King ... set designer
Peter Miskimmin ... property master
Adam Weir ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Sylvain Arseneault ... sound recordist
Steve Baine ... foley artist
Stephen Barden ... supervising sound editor
Todd Beckett ... 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 ... 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 ... re-recording mixer
Mark Zsifkovits ... re-recording mixer
Mike Woroniuk ... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
David Yonson ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Brock Jolliffe ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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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.

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Regan Moore ... stunt rigger
Paul Rutledge ... stunt coordinator
Todd Shannon Jr. ... dive supervisor / water safety supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ian Anderson ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Michelle Beaudette ... first assistant camera
Mitch Holmes ... key grip
Sean Jensen ... Steadicam operator / 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 / focus puller: additional camera
Mike Sokoluk ... grip
Denise Taylor ... second assistant camera
Christopher J. Toudy ... best boy grip
Greg Whiteside ... 24 frame video operator
Richard Wilmot ... camera operator

Casting Department

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Christopher Richards ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Carmen Hanson ... assistant costume designer
Crystal Silden ... set costumer

Location Management

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Brad Cowan ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Kevin Banks ... music editor
Asher Lenz ... composer: additional music

Other crew

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Linda Browne ... script supervisor daily
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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Plot Summary

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. Second Eddie Strombeck and his wife Lilly are trying to conceive, her ovulation cycles which may trump all else in his life especially as they have long tried to have a baby without success (although they are having a good time in the trying). Third James Lennox, who has recently returned to town with Joanne, the latest in a long line of not too bright casual and short term girlfriends, is a drug dealer whose biggest priority may be to evade the thugs to who he owes a lot of money. But the biggest question mark may be skip Chris Cutter, who unilaterally made the decision to break up the team when he left town to work in the Alberta oil patch. He quit curling over guilt in not reporting a burnt rock in that last bonspiel, that rock which he ultimately threw into Long Bay (i.e. the rock in which Donald is now buried). The issue of skill may be somewhat addressed if Chris is willing to reconnect with his father and Donald's friend, Gordon Cutter, with who Chris has been estranged over family issues but who remains the most knowledgeable curler in town. The other part of the skill issue is that the Butte team will be curling in the bonspiel, their entire team, but especially skip Alexander Yount, who are treated like rock stars in the curling world. If Chris remains in town to curl, he also has to address some personal issues, as his departure ten years ago broke up his relationship with Donald's daughter, Julie Foley, that adversity which in part led to she coming out ahead professionally as a member now of the space program. However, Donald's other daughter, single mother physiotherapist and admitted alcoholic Amy Foley, who was Chris' drinking buddy and is everyone's best friend, has always had feelings for Chris herself, something of which Chris and Julie, deep in their hearts, are aware. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Quatre gars et un balai (Canada, French title)
  • Vometáci (Czech Republic)
  • Чистaчите (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Süpürgeli Adamlar (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Faceci z miotlami (Poland)
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  • 102 min
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Budget $7,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Canada CAD1,040,000, 10 Mar 2002

Did You Know?

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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 Throughout many of the games you will see that there are many rocks left in the house. The true way of counting score in curling is whoever has the closet rock to the button gets 1 point, then for every other rock that is closer gets another point until an opponent's rock is closer then any more in the house. During many of the games some houses were left with up to 5 rocks in the house with no opposing rocks. The scores should have been much higher in all the games, most notably in the final game. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Waldo Cumberbund Story (2005). See more »
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Crazy Credits At the end: No Beavers were harmed in the making of this film...Honest! See more »
Quotes Alexander "The Juggernaut" Yount: I've played on a lot of ice, all over this planet we call home, but I don't believe I've seen a better shot. It's been a pleasure.
James Lennox: "On this planet we call home?"
Chris Cutter: Hey, whatever.
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