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 »


When Steve gets sprayed with the fire extinguisher he is wearing a pair of khakis and a sweater but when we see him a while later he is still sprayed but wearing blue jeans and a jacket. Later still, he is back to the original outfit. See more »


Harold: [as he and "Mother" drive off with Mike's tie caught in their trunk, pulling Mike along] He must all hopped up on Crack Cocaine.
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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »


Duelin' Banjos
by Arthur Smith
Performed and Produced by George Foster
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A job well done.
1 February 2003 | by (Chicagooooooo) – See all my reviews

I really didn't think TOMMY BOY was all that funny. I didn't. But I sure did like BLACK SHEEP. The film is a good film if you want a laugh. But you need to have the right sense of humor. Gene Siskel obviously did not have the correct type of humor, as he is reported to have walked out on this film. Well, that was one of his biggest mistakes, because there are far worse movies out there!

Chris Farley was funny as hell, I don't think anyone should object to that. David Spade still is pretty funny (although he lost a lot of points with me when he did JOE DIRT).

I thought this film was actually pretty good. The other members of the cast were good: Tim Matheson, Gary Busey, Grant Heslov, and Bruce McGill. All of them were funny as hell. Maybe with the exception of Gary Busey's character, who I must admit was pretty stupid. The film had a good story though, and it was sweet-natured along iwth being majorly crude and funny. I recommend ALMOST HEROES and TOMMY BOY *if* you liked this movie. BLACK SHEEP gets 4/5.

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