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Men with brooms

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Movie propaganda

There's more than one way to sweep a woman off her feet.

Men with brooms proves the true measure of a man is the size of his stones.

Nothing has been the same in the little town of Long Bay, Ontario since Chris Cutter (Paul Gross) disappeared ten years ago. When curling star Cutter took off, he didn't just throw away a chance to win the Golden Broom - the "Stanley Cup" of the curling world - he actually hurled the curling stones into the waters of local Trout Lake. And he also threw away his chance at love, leaving his beautiful fiancée Julie Foley (Michelle Nolden) standing at the altar.

Although Julie survived Cutter's rapid retreat (she went off to become astronaut), he sunk the sporting dreams of his three team-mates and left them behind to fare for themselves. And they haven't fared too well: Neil Bucyk (James Allodi) is a dissatisfied mortician in a marriage as life-less-ordinary as his customers; James Lennox (Peter Outerbridge) is constantly courting trouble, and this time he's headed for a date with a thug who's tracking him down in search of payback; and Eddie Strombeck (Jed Rees) can't impregnate his wife because of his single digit sperm count. But Cutter's former Coach - and Julie's father - has hatched an idea that just might change all their fates.

Men with brooms is a hilarious box office hit... the top grossing Canadian film of the last 20 years!

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film Canada comedy sport curling Canadian Ontario romance prodigal son

Persons of interest

  • Paul Gross .... Chris Cutter
  • Leslie Nielsen .... Gordon Cutter
  • Kari Matchett .... Linda Bucyk
  • Molly Parker .... Amy Foley
  • Michelle Nolden .... Julie Foley
  • Connor Price .... Brandon Foley
  • Peter Outerbridge .... James Lennox
  • Jed Rees .... Eddie Strombeck
  • Polly Shannon .... Joanne
  • James Allodi .... Neil Bucyk
  • Bob Bainborough .... Greg Guinness
  • Greg Bryk .... Alexander "The Juggernaut" Yount
  • George Buza .... Stuckmore
  • Barbara Gordon .... Mrs Foley
  • Mike "Nug" Nahrgang .... Nug McTeague
  • Victoria Snow .... Officer Darte
  • Beau Starr .... Scott Blendick
  • Timm Zemanek .... Marvin Feigler
  • Paul Gross .... Screenwriter
  • John Krizanc .... Screenwriter
  • Paul Quarrington .... Screenwriter
  • Paul Gross .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

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Intelligence analyst

Secret Agent Acid Thunder

Theatrical report

Another Leslie Nielsen film, made in Canada, about Canada, and in an attempt to enlighten those who consider themselves to live in Industrial Nations. It's supposed to be a comedy - it says so on the cover - but it's more of a drama. I liked it because it was accurate [A Thunder is Canadian-Australian - Director of Intelligence] although there was this one bit where they broke a couple of stones, and having played with them in real life let me tell you that they're pretty darned hard to break. I've even slammed the stone into the house - this is curling lingo - and rocketed the skipper's stone high off the ice and it still didn't even so much as chip (the stone that is... the ice shat itself).

So that's a bit hard to believe, but then I guess they needed something to "wow" the audience. I reckon they could've stopped with the ice - when dealing with Aussies - most wouldn't know what to do with themselves and those few who would know what to do when confronted with a large slab of ice, would probably have a go at people reckoning that, "Mate, there's no point in sweeping ice, it's just gonna melt! Rock? What?! Like bowls?"

I like that guy who played that Mountie in that TV series about a mountie working for the Chicago Police. He's kinda good. Oh, and there was this other guy that looks familiar, but you'd have to be a Canadian to recognise him.

And there wasn't enough nudity. A good CanCom has nudity.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Disc: Single side, single layer
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen
  • Subtitles: English

Security censorship classification

M (Low level coarse language, medium level sex scenes, drug use)

Surveillance time

104 minutes (1:44 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 15 January 2003
VHS rental: 15 January 2003

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