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

PG  |   |  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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Tom Harvey ...
The Inspector
Douglas Campbell ...
Henry Green
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Ted
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Gertrude
David Beard ...
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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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Among many others, the "If I didn't have puke breath, I'd kiss you." line was improvised. See more »

Goofs

When Claude is talking to Bob and Doug, and telling them about Pam's birthday party, and how to get to it, he refers to her as his daughter. Pam is actually his niece, and at most his step-daughter, now that he has married her mother. See more »

Quotes

[realizing that the brakes don't work on their speeding van]
Doug McKenzie: [folding his arms] No point in steering now.
Bob McKenzie: You steer this thing!
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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 »

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Strange Brew
Title Song
Composed & Performed by Ian Thomas
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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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