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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.

Director:

Paul Gross

Writers:

Paul Gross (story), Graham Wagner (story editor) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James B. Douglas 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 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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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

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 »

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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Crazy Credits

Bloopers are shown during the credits See more »

Connections

References Amadeus (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss You 'Til You Weep
Performed by Paul Gross (as P. Gross)
Written by Paul Gross (as P. Gross), Jay Semko (as J. Semko), David Keeley (as D. Keeley)
Don't Blink Music Inc. (SOCAN)
p. 2001 Lenz Entertainment
Courtesy of Lenz Entertainment
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Great down-home humour, some so sharp you might miss it.
29 May 2007 | by jainefruitSee all my reviews

This is the kind of flick you watch when you don't want to think too hard but you still want some intelligent humour and a good story. Some jokes are hidden in sarcasm, satire or poignancy, and you might miss them, so it's worth paying attention. The style of this movie's humour may have been a bit before its time, as it resembles currently popular TV shows like Scrubs, The Office and Psych. Even the many colourful characters, including bit-parts, are very believable in today's small-town culture. Do not miss the beginning or the rest wont hold together. Although it lags a bit in the middle, it still satisfies because there's enough variety along the way, that the ending isn't quite as nauseating as you might fear. The soundtrack is excellent and the out-takes at the end wrap it well. For Paul Gross fans, pay attention to his facial expressions - he's more animated compared to many of his other roles.


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Country:

Canada

Release Date:

22 November 2002 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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