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
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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 »
Mike's hair when he begins to leave the room in which he was smoking with the Jamaicans. While leaving, his hair is done. In the next shot, as he actually leaves the room, his hair is a mess. See more »
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'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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