After the success of the TV series Due South, Paul Gross went on to create this mainstream Canadian comedy hit, with romance, music (The Tragically Hip appear as a rival team) and, of course, curling.
When Chris Cutter (Gross) returns to his small hometown to bury his former curling coach, he is inspired to reunite the old team and try to win the Golden Broom. Nothing has been the same in town since Chris’s departure 10 years earlier — Chris’s old teammates and his own father (Nielsen) are disappointed in life, and the coach’s daughters Amy (Parker) and Julie (Nolden) have become, respectively, a drunk and an astronaut. Despite the odds, the rag-tag group of misfits unites to compete in the championship, with heartwarming and hilarious results.
"The Tragically Hip represent Kingston, Ont. as a curling team. Paul Gross is there. What else could you want?" —Sasha
Paul Gross, John Krizanc, Paul Quarrington
Paul Gross, Leslie Nielsen, Molly Parker, Michelle Nolden, The Tragically Hip
Comedy, Romance, Sports
English, Dubbed in French
Men with Brooms is filmed and set in Ontario. Paul Gross is from Ontario.