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 <>

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There's one in every family.



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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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Release Date:

2 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Sheep - Schwarzes Schaf mit weißer Weste  »

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$32,377,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


A reference to The Brady Bunch (1969) is made in the movie. Co-star Tim Matheson was billed third. Later that year he was billed third, playing one of the main characters in A Very Brady Sequel (1996). David Spade also had a cameo appearance in the film. See more »


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 »


Mike: I'm just dandy, I got a bowl of chocolate pudding in my underpants.
Steve: We didn't have any pudding in there buddy.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Teri Hatcher/Dave Matthews Band (1996) See more »


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Lame, to put it mildly, but bearable.
1 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

There are many words to describe "Black Sheep", and most of them begin with "un" - as in unsophisticated, uninspired, unoriginal. Still, it has some scattershot laughs. Gary Busey, for example, is brilliantly cast as a paranoid Vietnam veteran and comes through with the funniest performance by far. Chris Farley has barely one or two mildly funny moments in the entire film, but he does achieve some touching ones, and his honest efforts to amuse his audience in any way he can at least earn your respect. (**)

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