Something is rotten at the Elsinore Brewery. Bob and Doug Mackenzie (as seen on SCTV) help the orphan Pam regain the brewery founded by her recently-deceased father. But to do so, they must confront the suspicious brewmaster and two teams of vicious hockey players. Written by
Stewart M. Clamen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Among many others, the "If I didn't have puke breath, I'd kiss you." line was improvised. See more »
When Doug and Bob go off the end of the wharf in the van, all interior shots show the rear doors closed and all the exterior shots show the rear doors open. See more »
[Doug and Bob are hooked up to a polygraph lie detector]
What have you done with the disk?
What are you looking at me for? I don't got it.
[Ted looks at the polygraph which doesn't show anything off]
Maybe it's out of gas, eh?
[Doug then passes gas in a loud flatulence noise]
Uh, man! You farted!
It wasn't me, it was the chair!
[now the polograph begins showing activity]
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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 »
I have to take exception to imdb user "dwpoller" who touts this movie as being "one of the most un-funny 1 1/2 hour stretches" of a movie. Having never seen the SCTV skit until after the movie's release, I found myself rolling on the floor at the Canadian stereotypes from hell, known simply as the MacKenzie Brothers. Being 1/2 Canadian myself, I never once felt offended by the somewhat negative stereotypes. (i.e. ice hockey watching, doughnut slamming, beer swilling half wits.) But rather, I was able to laugh at myself and my other Canadian bretheren through this VERY FUNNY movie.
OK, ok. So it didn't win any major awards, nor should it have. "Strange Brew" is not that kind of movie. You have to know going in that this is not Academy award winning materiel. Oh, and guys, don't bring the wives in to watch this either, they won't get it. (For the same reason they don't get the Three Stooges) You just can't explain why it's so funny, it just is.
3 1/2 stars out of 5.
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