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

 -  Comedy  -  26 August 1983 (USA)
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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.

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Brewmeister Smith (as Max Von Sydow)
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The Inspector
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Henry Green
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Gertrude
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The Judge
Thick Wilson ...
The Prosecutor
Robert Windsor ...
Bailiff
Sid Lynas ...
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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>

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The McKenzie brothers beer up under misfortune. See more »

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26 August 1983 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lynne Griffin's character Pam Elsinore must have just turned 18 to inherit the company as outlined by the lawyer. But her birth date on the video game is in 1959. Her character would have been 23 when the movie was filmed in 1982. Lynne Griffin was actually 30 at the time. See more »

Goofs

The first time Doug plays the game, the display shows Pam Elsinore "Level 6" 211,059 and she exclaims her birthday is 21-Oct-59. The screen clears and redraws showing John Elsinore "Level 7" 040483 (no commas) and Pam Elsinore "Level 6" 070483. When Pam looks at it the second time (later scene), she says 04-Apr-1983 is the date her father (John) died. The 070483 does not appear the second time and there is no explanation for what - if anything - happened to her on 07-Apr-1983. See more »

Quotes

Policeman: I wouldn't go in there. There's a big skunk in there.
The Inspector: [Flashes his badge] We know about that. It's a Toronto skunk. My jurisdiction.
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits roll, we see Bob and Doug drive away with a beer truck. After a few seconds, the film cuts to The Great White North set and Bob and Doug give their explanations for the various film credits. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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Strange Brew
Title Song
Composed & Performed by Ian Thomas
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It's a real 'Cult Classic', eh?
17 February 2003 | by (Danvers, Mass) – See all my reviews

Much like Tremors, and Rocky Horror, some people Love this film, some people Hate this film, the rest haven't seen it yet. If it doesn't strike a cord with you you are not alive. I personally, am one of the lucky few who think this film is fantastic, and even have a whole group of friends who agree! Remember, you have to be in the right mindset to watch this. Rent Canadian Bacon, and Slap Shot first, and you should be primed for the 'coup de gras' with this classic flick (little french-canadian for you there, eh). -Shawn


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