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Black Sheep (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  2 February 1996 (USA)
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A gubernatorial candidate hires a wormy special assistant whose only job is to make sure the candidate's well-meaning but incompetent brother doesn't ruin the election.

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Comedy about the prospective Washington State Governor Al Donnelly whose only stumbling block on the road to power is his embarrassing younger brother Mike. To keep him out of mischief, Al forces one of his aides, Steve Dodds to keep an eye on him during the election. However, this is easier said than done... Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Rated PG-13 for crude language and humor, drug-related material and sexual innuendo | See all certifications »

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2 February 1996 (USA)  »

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Black Sheep - Schwarzes Schaf mit weißer Weste  »

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$32,377,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Chris Farley uses the same football play with the kids at the youth center - "32 belly option" - as he did when he and 'Rob Lowe (I)' went cow-tipping in Tommy Boy (1995). See more »

Goofs

While it may be easy to prove that dead people are still on the voter rolls, there is no way to prove which candidate they voted for. See more »

Quotes

[Mike is pretending to be a cop, Steve is pretending to be a prisoner]
Steve: Ro-ads. Ro-ods.
Mike: Quiet back there! I've taken enough guff from you for one day!
[turns to state trooper]
Mike: Raving psycho! Butchered 400 chickens and screwed a beagle. I'm taking him back to Nevada where he's wanted for banging horses!
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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Penetration
by Steve Leonard
Performed by The Blue Hawaiians
Courtesy of Del-Fi Records, Inc.
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Black Sheep (1996) - Vote for Donnely! Vote for Farley! Vote for Spade! Vote for Gary Busey!
24 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Starring Chris Farley and David Spade, "Black Sheep" is yet another SNL-like comedy produced by creator Lorne Michaels. The movie starts with Mike Donnelly, portrayed by Chris Farley, whose brother is running for governor of Washington, but it turns out that his crazy shenanigans is ruining the campaign. So his brother sends out his personal assistant, portrayed by David Spade, to help keep Mike under control before the big campaign. "Black Sheep" is not a sequel to "Tommy Boy", even though they are both produced by Lorne Michaels, and they both have a special SNL quality to it, and the duo of Chris Farley and David Spade are back, only they are in different roles this time. This movie does have the same formula, but even if it's funny and enjoying, this is not as good as it's previous competition. It was glad to see Farley and Spade back on screen together after they previously worked with each other on "Tommy Boy". They are still wacky and funny like always, and it was really nice to see these two maniacs on screen. But neither one of them brings a unique or really good performance. But I would rather like to see these guys bullying each other, and bond with one quick one-liner after another, like in "Tommy Boy". But they don't accomplish that this time. I did laugh out loud at times, but it was just until later in the movie where almost everything becomes less funny. But let's not forget that Gary Busey, with two horrible-looking buck front teeth, makes an appearance in this movie, and it's just flat-out-weird. "Black Sheep" may be considered as one of the 90s worst movies to others. But I knew what I wanted to see, and I enjoyed another SNL Farley-Spade duo motion picture. "Black Sheep", in my review, "completely untraditional, but somewhat hilarious".


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