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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 weißer Weste  »

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$32,377,000 (USA)
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This is one of only three movies film critic Gene Siskel walked out on during his 30-year career: the previous two being the 1971 Disney comedy The Million Dollar Duck starring Dean Jones; and the 1980 horror film Maniac. This is also noteworthy for being the last. See more »

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The newspaper Grandma Coleary is reading at the end of the movie states that the Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl usually takes place in late January/early February. An election for state governor would not occur around the same time as the Super Bowl. See more »

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Mike: [holding onto a small plant on a steep hill] Oh, thank you, little roots! Please stay strong!
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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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Duelin' Banjos
by Arthur Smith
Performed and Produced by George Foster
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The Great Chris Farley!
27 November 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

'Black Sheep' is a decent comedy from the 1990's, that offers laughter here and there. But, the main reason why I really enjoyed this film was

  • The Great Chris Farley. In the lead role, the late legend delivers a


lovable performance, that only goes onto to say, what a talent he was!

'Black Sheep' Synopsis: 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.

Fred Wolf's Screenplay is funny in parts. However, the writing could've been tighter & more cohesive. Penelope Spheeris Directs this Light-Hearted Comedy, ably. Cinematography, Editing & Art Design, are ordinary.

Performance-Wise: It's Farley all the way. He delivers, as mentioned, a lovable performance. Also, he suits the role perfectly. David Spade contributes nicely in some sequences. Tim Matheson is perfect. Christine Ebersole is fair. Gary Busey & Grant Heslov are as usual.

On the whole, 'Black Sheep' is a decent comedy, with Farley ruling the show.


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