History Film / MenWithBrooms

3rd Jan '17 8:16:19 PM BillWoods
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A 2002 RomanticComedy movie starring Creator/PaulGross and Creator/LeslieNielsen, and seemingly half of the cast of ''Series/DueSouth''. Chris Cutter, once a local Curling legend until he left town without explanation (not to mention leaving his fiancée at the altar), comes back home for his curling coach's funeral. His curling coach's main wish, according to his will, is for Cutter to bring the old team back together to try and win the Golden Broom, the Curling equivalent to the UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup, as well as for him to reconcile with his estranged (not to mention [[CloudCuckooLander strange]]) dad -- famed curling coach Gordon Cutter, played by Leslie Nielsen. HilarityEnsues.

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A 2002 RomanticComedy movie starring Creator/PaulGross and Creator/LeslieNielsen, and seemingly half of the cast of ''Series/DueSouth''. Chris Cutter, once a local Curling legend until he left town without explanation (not to mention leaving his fiancée at the altar), comes back home for his curling coach's funeral. His curling coach's main wish, according to his will, is for Cutter to bring the old team back together to try and win the Golden Broom, the Curling equivalent to the UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup, as well as for him to reconcile with his estranged (not to mention [[CloudCuckooLander strange]]) dad -- famed curling coach Gordon Cutter, played by Leslie Nielsen. HilarityEnsues.
3rd Jan '17 7:53:39 PM BillWoods
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RomanticComedy movie starring Paul Gross and Leslie Nielsen, and seemingly half of the cast of ''Series/DueSouth''. Chris Cutter, once a local Curling legend until he left town without explanation (not to mention leaving his fiancée at the altar), comes back home for his curling coach's funeral. His curling coach's main wish, according to his will, is for Cutter to bring the old team back together to try and win the Golden Broom, the Curling equivilant to the Stanley Cup, as well as for him to reconcile with his estranged (not to mention [[CloudCuckooLander strange]]) dad, famed curling coach Gordon Cutter, played by Leslie Nielsen. HilarityEnsues.

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A 2002 RomanticComedy movie starring Paul Gross Creator/PaulGross and Leslie Nielsen, Creator/LeslieNielsen, and seemingly half of the cast of ''Series/DueSouth''. Chris Cutter, once a local Curling legend until he left town without explanation (not to mention leaving his fiancée at the altar), comes back home for his curling coach's funeral. His curling coach's main wish, according to his will, is for Cutter to bring the old team back together to try and win the Golden Broom, the Curling equivilant equivalent to the Stanley Cup, UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup, as well as for him to reconcile with his estranged (not to mention [[CloudCuckooLander strange]]) dad, dad -- famed curling coach Gordon Cutter, played by Leslie Nielsen. HilarityEnsues.
HilarityEnsues.

Followed in 2010 by a one-season TV show sequel of the same name.



* EagleLand: A mix of both types with Alexander ''"[[RedBaron The Juggernaut]]"'' Yount, whose team wears shiny jumpsuits, enters the stadium to rock music and pyrotechnics, and has ''cheerleaders''. Though he's ''very'' competitive and takes himself ''way'' too seriously, he also asks the officials to let Gordon redo a botched shot, and then congratulates him on a good game.

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* EagleLand: A mix of both types with Alexander ''"[[RedBaron "[[RedBaron The Juggernaut]]"'' Juggernaut]]" Yount, whose team wears shiny jumpsuits, enters the stadium to rock music and pyrotechnics, and has ''cheerleaders''. Though he's ''very'' competitive and takes himself ''way'' too seriously, he also asks the officials to let Gordon redo a botched shot, and then congratulates him on a good game.



* {{Expy}}: The American Space Agency, filling in for NASA.

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* {{Expy}}: The American Space Agency, filling in for NASA.UsefulNotes/NASA.
3rd Jan '17 7:39:19 PM BillWoods
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RomanticComedy movie starring Paul Gross and Leslie Nielsen, and seemingly half of the cast of ''Series/DueSouth''. Chris Cutter, once a local Curling legend until he left town without explanation (not to mention leaving his fiancee at the altar), comes back home for his curling coach's funeral. His curling coach's main wish, according to his will, is for Cutter to bring the old team back together to try and win the Golden Broom, the Curling equivilant to the Stanley Cup, as well as for him to reconcile with his estranged (not to mention [[CloudCuckooLander strange]]) dad, famed curling coach Gordon Cutter, played by Leslie Nielsen. HilarityEnsues.

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RomanticComedy movie starring Paul Gross and Leslie Nielsen, and seemingly half of the cast of ''Series/DueSouth''. Chris Cutter, once a local Curling legend until he left town without explanation (not to mention leaving his fiancee fiancée at the altar), comes back home for his curling coach's funeral. His curling coach's main wish, according to his will, is for Cutter to bring the old team back together to try and win the Golden Broom, the Curling equivilant to the Stanley Cup, as well as for him to reconcile with his estranged (not to mention [[CloudCuckooLander strange]]) dad, famed curling coach Gordon Cutter, played by Leslie Nielsen. HilarityEnsues.



* BrickJoke: [[spoiler: The Loan shark]]

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* BrickJoke: [[spoiler: The Loan shark]]loan shark]].



-->'''Lennox''':''Hey man, even if I wanted to, I've got principles. She has to be conscious, to begin with...''

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-->'''Lennox''':''Hey -->'''Lennox''':'' Hey man, even if I wanted to, I've got principles. She has to be conscious, to begin with...''



* EagleLand: A mix of both types with Alexander ''[[RedBaron The Juggernaut]]'' Yount, whose team wears shiny jumpsuits, enters the stadium to rock music and pyrotechnics, and has ''cheerleaders''. Though he's ''very'' competitive and takes himself ''way'' too seriously, he also asks the officials to let Gordon redo a botched shot, and then congratulates him on a good game.

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* EagleLand: A mix of both types with Alexander ''[[RedBaron ''"[[RedBaron The Juggernaut]]'' Juggernaut]]"'' Yount, whose team wears shiny jumpsuits, enters the stadium to rock music and pyrotechnics, and has ''cheerleaders''. Though he's ''very'' competitive and takes himself ''way'' too seriously, he also asks the officials to let Gordon redo a botched shot, and then congratulates him on a good game.



* FirstGirlWins: Averted in both cases where it comes up, though in neither case did it seem like the First Girl was particularly trying [[note]] Cutter's ex-fiancee pretty clearly hates him for leaving her, and is too busy preparing [[ItMakesSenseInContext to leave Earth]], and Bucyk's wife was cheating on him with his assistant through the whole movie anyways. She does seem impressed that he finally grew a spine, though by that point he's already walking out the door.[[/note]]

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* FirstGirlWins: Averted in both cases where it comes up, though in neither case did it seem like the First Girl was particularly trying trying.[[note]] Cutter's ex-fiancee ex-fiancée pretty clearly hates him for leaving her, and is too busy preparing [[ItMakesSenseInContext to leave Earth]], and Bucyk's wife was cheating on him with his assistant through the whole movie anyways. She does seem impressed that he finally grew a spine, though by that point he's already walking out the door.[[/note]]



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Joanne, the "[[InsistentTerminology Rent-A-Girlfriend]]", though Lennox never seems to actually do the things that one traditionally does with a prostitute, though she could just be the type of escort where sex isn't part of the deal.
* KarmaHoudini: Linda Bucyk, who spends much of the movie cheating on her husband. Though it is strongly indicated at the end of the film that he's leaving her, it has less to do with the affair and more to do with her general abusiveness (and his own developing relationship with [[TheDitz Joanne]])

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Joanne, the "[[InsistentTerminology Rent-A-Girlfriend]]", though Lennox never seems to actually do the things that one traditionally does with a prostitute, though so she could just be the type of escort where sex isn't part of the deal.
* KarmaHoudini: Linda Bucyk, who spends much of the movie cheating on her husband. Though it is strongly indicated at the end of the film that he's leaving her, it has less to do with the affair and more to do with her general abusiveness (and his own developing relationship with [[TheDitz Joanne]])Joanne]]).



** Mineral MacGuffin: Well, they ''are'' basically polished stones with handles attached

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** Mineral MacGuffin: Well, they ''are'' basically polished stones with handles attachedattached.



* MisplacedNamesPoster: See above. Paul Gross is ''not'' the one on the left.



* VisualPun: {{Invoked}} by Lennox while hanging out with the rest of the team, by means of sharing his theory of why Chris Cutter left town without explanation. He poured some liquor from his flask onto a curling stone, set the stone sliding across the ice, and lit the liquor on fire, all to indicate that Chris had "burned" a stone in the previous Golden Broom (touching it after releasing it, considered cheating in the sport of Curling)

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* VisualPun: {{Invoked}} by Lennox while hanging out with the rest of the team, by means of sharing his theory of why Chris Cutter left town without explanation. He poured some liquor from his flask onto a curling stone, set the stone sliding across the ice, and lit the liquor on fire, all to indicate that Chris had "burned" a stone in the previous Golden Broom (touching it after releasing it, considered cheating in the sport of Curling)Curling).
30th Apr '16 9:14:59 AM Morgenthaler
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6th Apr '15 5:26:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* FakeAmerican: Greg Bryk as Alexander ''The Juggernaut'' Yount is from Winnipeg.



* HeyItsThatGuy: If you've ever been a fan of ''Series/DueSouth'', you'll recognize probably half of the cast of this film, not to mention the late Leslie Nielsen.
** George Buza, playing the loan shark, has made a career of such roles in Canadian film and television.
6th Apr '15 5:25:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Chris Cutter
** TheLancer: James Lennox
** TheSmartGuy: Neil Bucyk
** TheBigGuy: Eddie Strombeck
** TheChick: Amy Foley, also TheMedic, usually tending to Gordon after his various AmusingInjuries
** TheSixthRanger: Gordon Cutter, also the EccentricMentor.
11th Feb '14 4:57:28 AM AFP
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* LiteralMinded: When Cutter is hesitant to reform the curling team.
-->'''Lennox''': So I guess the uh... [[{{pun}} burning]] question is, are you gonna pick up that stone?
-->'''Cutter''': [[ItMakesSenseInContext It's on fire.]]
-->'''Lennox''': I meant metaphorically.
30th Jan '14 3:55:32 PM AFP
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* EagleLand: A mix of both types Alexander ''[[RedBaron The Juggernaut]]'' Yount, whose team wears shiny jumpsuits, enters the stadium to rock music and pyrotechnics, and has ''cheerleaders''. Though he's ''very'' competitive and takes himself ''way'' too seriously, he also asks the officials to let Gordon redo a botched shot, and then congratulates him on a good game.

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* EagleLand: A mix of both types with Alexander ''[[RedBaron The Juggernaut]]'' Yount, whose team wears shiny jumpsuits, enters the stadium to rock music and pyrotechnics, and has ''cheerleaders''. Though he's ''very'' competitive and takes himself ''way'' too seriously, he also asks the officials to let Gordon redo a botched shot, and then congratulates him on a good game.
30th Jan '14 3:55:09 PM AFP
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* EagleLand: Alexander ''[[RedBaron The Juggernaut]]'' Yount, whose team wears shiny jumpsuits, enters the stadium to rock music and pyrotechnics, and has ''cheerleaders''. Though he's ''very'' competitive and takes himself ''way'' too seriously, he's actually not a particularly negative portrayal of Americans.

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* EagleLand: A mix of both types Alexander ''[[RedBaron The Juggernaut]]'' Yount, whose team wears shiny jumpsuits, enters the stadium to rock music and pyrotechnics, and has ''cheerleaders''. Though he's ''very'' competitive and takes himself ''way'' too seriously, he's actually not he also asks the officials to let Gordon redo a particularly negative portrayal of Americans.botched shot, and then congratulates him on a good game.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Lennox. Admittedly low standards, but he has them.


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* ShapedLikeItself: Strombeck and his wife dismiss Lennox as a possible sperm donor out of hand because he's too... ''Lennox.''
31st Dec '13 10:55:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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