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Strange Brew (1983)

The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew (original title)
PG | | Comedy | 26 August 1983 (USA)
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
Brian McConnachie ...
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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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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Comedy

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26 August 1983 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The emergency vehicles used during filming were all real Metropolitan Toronto Police squad cars. The Ambulances used briefly were on loan from Metropolitan Toronto Ambulance. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, when Bob and Doug are running from the movie theatre, the shadow of the camera, crane and cameraman are visible for a moment on the street, next to the cop car they pass by. See more »

Quotes

Bob McKenzie: This movie was shot in 3B - three beers - and it looks good, eh?
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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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Referenced in American Beer (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

O Canada
(uncredited)
Music by Calixa Lavallée
French lyrics by Adolphe-Basile Routhier
English lyrics by Robert Stanley Weir
Performed by Dave Thomas (as Doug McKenzie)
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It's a Jelly...
15 June 2002 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

"How's it goin', eh". Those of us blessed to live within the TV reception area of the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) had been privy to Bob & Doug on SCTV long before this movie was released. The running gag on SCTV was that Bob & Doug wandered into the studio one day, the star of a live talkshow was absent and the station manager threw the brothers on stage to fill the dead air. They were a hit and soon were given their own show-within-a-show called "The Great White North". In short order they demanded star treatment as they understood it and soon the stage was surrounded by cases of beer, boxes of donuts and the guys had a campstove to cook Canadian bacon on. Classic. Each show they would have their 'topic of the day' and discuss important issues like 'snow routes', bottled beer verus canned and other things Canadian. You just can't help but love these innocent buffoons. This was the basis of Strangebrew. As silly comedies go, this one is a benchmark. No swearing, hilariously cheesy effects and bathroom humor that is actually funny and not disgusting (see American Pie if you want disgusting). What amazes me is that EVERY single scene with Bob & Doug is funny. Some scenes are truly classic. The dialogue and nuance of this film is so easy to imitate you'll find yourself doing it with friends who have also shared this gem of a film and laughing yourself silly. ("Did you see the way she was looking at me...") See this film, you'll thank me, eh.


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