MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 281 this week

The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew (1983)

 -  Comedy  -  26 August 1983 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 11,174 users  
Reviews: 108 user | 29 critic

Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 23 Aug 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 18 Jan 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 28 Sep 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 12 May 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew (1983)

The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew (1983) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Big Bully (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A writer returns to his hometown where he faces the childhood nemesis whose life he ultimately ruined, only the bully wants to relive their painful past by torturing him once again.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Rick Moranis, Tom Arnold, Julianne Phillips
SCTV (1976–1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way.

Stars: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin
Spaceballs (1987)
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Planet Spaceball's President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young
Stars: Eric Idle, Rick Moranis, Barbara Hershey
UHF (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A local public station gets a new owner. The station becomes a hit, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.

Director: Jay Levey
Stars: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy
SCTV Network (1981–1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Comedy parody about TV.

Stars: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy
Head Office (1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Upon graduation from college with a business degree, John Issel is promptly hired by Helmes's company I.N.C. At INC, the one who gets ahead, does it by kissing ass, or over someone else's ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Finkleman
Stars: Judge Reinhold, Eddie Albert, Lori-Nan Engler
My Blue Heaven I (1990)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack
Comedy | Horror | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia
Bob & Doug (TV Series 2009)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Stars: Ho Chow, Dave Coulier, Dave Thomas
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The misadventures of Canada's most famous Hosers in the town of Maple Lake.

Stars: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Tom Kenny
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A celebration of Canada's most famous comedy hosers.

Director: Henry Sarwer-Foner
Stars: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Tom Cavanagh
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Brewmeister Smith (as Max Von Sydow)
...
...
...
Tom Harvey ...
The Inspector
Douglas Campbell ...
Henry Green
Brian McConnachie ...
Ted
...
...
Gertrude
David Beard ...
The Judge
Thick Wilson ...
The Prosecutor
Robert Windsor ...
Bailiff
Sid Lynas ...
Angry Man at Movie
Edit

Storyline

Something is rotten at the Elsinore Brewery. Bob and Doug Mackenzie (as seen on SCTV) help the brewery founder's daughter Pam regain the brewery founded by her recently-deceased father. But to do so, they must confront the suspicious brew master and two teams of vicious hockey players. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The McKenzie brothers beer up under misfortune. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

26 August 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Strange Brew  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The basic plot as well as many of the name of the brewing company are references to William Shakespeare's "Hamlet". The castle in "Hamlet" was Elsinore. The heir to Elsinore's father was murdered by her uncle, who then comes to her as a ghost. In Hamlet, the uncle's name was Claudius, and in the movie he is named Claude. See more »

Goofs

The van that goes into the water is clearly a different model of van (longer by at least a foot) than the van the brothers drive earlier in the film. See more »

Quotes

Doug McKenzie: Don't make me steamroll you. Steamroller!
See more »

Crazy Credits

In the original theatrical release, instead of the usual roaring lion in MGM's studio logo, the lion is drunk and belches. Then the camera pans to the side to reveal that the McKenzie Brothers (the main characters in this movie) are playing with the lion's tail. When the lion gets angry, they leave to another room to introduce the movie. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from SCTV (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

O Canada
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Stanley Weir
Performed by Doug McKenzie
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
You hoser, this movies over 10 years old.
13 September 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Let's break this down into the "positive" and "potentially negative if you're a glass is half empty type"

"Potentially negative if you're a glass is half empty type"

  • Perceived length - First of all let me just say, I can't believe that


the run-time of this movie is only 90 minutes. If you sit down to watch it, you'll swear it was 2 ½ hours long.

  • Overall quality - The budget looks pretty slim.




  • Fart jokes - If you hate the stupidity of Beavis and Butthead you'll


hate Bob and Doug.

  • Soundtrack - Horrible theme song, absolutely horrible.




"Positive"

  • Perceived length - You'll swear the movie is 2 ½ hours long. There is


so much going on and the plot is so intricate, albeit borrowed. It ends up feeling like about 4 different movies combined into one.

  • Brotherhood hilarity - This perfectly captures the interactions of


young siblings and/or close friends, especially the larger and smaller dynamic. I mean come on, who has never been "steamrolled" as a child?

  • Beer drinking - If you want something to make drinking beer seem more


exciting, watch this movie. For an added bonus, try the Strange Brew drinking game while watching the movie.

  • Repeat watchings – As with any favorite movie, Strange Brew lends


itself to repeated watchings where subtleties and nuances that were previously overlooked can now be enjoyed. Strange Brew continues to grow on you the more times you watch it.

The positives could go on and on. Watch it yourself and see. Watch it all at once. Watch it in pieces. Watch it!!!!


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Attention Americans! 'Eh' is just Canadian for 'Huh'. fortybreath
Favorite line in the movie. CandianChicken
eh? arliss_33
Max von Sydow timberlinetoast
Strange Brew II gordzilla66
What is a hoser? KentuckyGuy21

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?