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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)  »

Also Known As:

Black Sheep - Schwarzes Schaf mit weißer Weste  »

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$32,377,000 (USA)
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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 »

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When the snakes are brought up out of the well, you hear rattles, yet none of them are rattlesnakes. See more »

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Steve: Are you or are you not the Black Angel of Death?
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Written and Performed by Butthole Surfers
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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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