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Black Sheep (1996)

 -  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 wei├čer Weste  »

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$32,377,000 (USA)
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During the opening gubernatorial campaign speech by Al Donnely, he says the line "if I got the same welcome everywhere I went that I got here in my home town, my candidacy would be a lock," adding a large emphasis the word 'lock'. The democratic front runner for governor in Washington State at the time of filming was Gary Locke (D), who went on to win the seat. This may have been an intentional nod to the democratic candidate by the filmmakers. See more »

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When Gov. Tracy is filming her commercial in front of the Governor's house, there is no camera crew up near the driveway or by the grass in the wide shot. When they "cut" the filming crew is right at the driveway, they were not that close at all in the beginning of the shot. See more »

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Steve: [on Drake Sabitch] This guy is like Leatherface, Chucky and Jan Brady all rolled into one.
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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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Duelin' Banjos
by Arthur Smith
Performed and Produced by George Foster
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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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