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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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Ted
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Gertrude
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The Judge
Thick Wilson ...
The Prosecutor
Robert Windsor ...
Bailiff
Sid Lynas ...
Angry Man at Movie
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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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Something funny is brewing at Elsinore Castle... See more »

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26 August 1983 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

At one point, Bob says, "He saw Jedi 17 times, eh!" What isn't obvious now, is that Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) opened in May 1983, while production of "Strange Brew" had wrapped five months earlier, in December 1982. Not only hadn't the McKenzie brothers seen "Jedi" - but they couldn't refer to it by its full title, since the "Revenge"/"Return" issue was still up in the air while they were filming. See more »

Goofs

When Bob is giving the man and his children their money back in the alley, a woman is passing them just as the camera changes angles. When it does, the woman is gone. See more »

Quotes

Bob McKenzie: [voice-over] I was the last one left after the nuclear holocaust, eh. The whole world had been destroyed, like U.S. blew up Russia and Russia blew up U.S. and Canada. Fortunately, I had been offworld at the time. There wasn't much to do. All the bowling alleys and dounut shops had been wrecked. So's I spent most of my time looking for beer.
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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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Referenced in Cleanflix (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

O Canada
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Stanley Weir
Performed by Doug McKenzie
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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!!!!


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