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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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Cast

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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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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Rick Moranis' feature film debut. 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

[Speaking to the inspector]
Parking attendant: He broke the gate! Then he took my jacket!... And he hit me!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Comix from the Underground: Fog City Comics (2015) 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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For all you hosers, this movie is awesome, eh?
29 January 2004 | by (Milwaukee, WI) – See all my reviews

If you love stupid comedy this movie is DEFINITELY for you! Animal House, Super Troopers, & The Blues Brothers. If you liked these movies you'll love Strange Brew. It's classic! A MUST SEE!!! Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas make an awesome team of crazy Canadian brothers, or should I say "hosers", eh? The plotline is kinda sketchy, but then again, the movie isn't exactly made for a great plotline. It's made for the comedy. Made in 1983 and it still kicks some royal butt! So sit back and enjoy as the two "hosers" bumble their way to some crazy times!


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