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Black Sheep (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 2 February 1996 (USA)
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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The security guards behind Mike at the 'Rock the Vote' scene are Chris Farley's real life brothers, Kevin P. Farley and John Farley. See more »

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When Steve was at the cabin attempting to make a cell phone call, it was shown that he was frustrated about not getting coverage, yet when he called, a busy signal was heard indicating that he was indeed connecting, but the other line was busy. See more »

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Mike: [on stage making a fool of himself] Voting kicks ass right! Cause, uh, if voting kicks ass, you got some kick ass shit!
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Lord Is a Monkey
Written and Performed by Butthole Surfers
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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dumb comedy, but good slapstick
11 March 2002 | by (Echo Park, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

As a fan of Naked Gun-type movies, I liked Black Sheep. It's tough to find solid slapstick comedies like classics 'Airplane!', 'Top Secret!' and 'The Naked Gun'. Some come along and are mildly amusing, not as laugh-out-loud as the originals were. To that effect Black Sheep is perfect. Chris Farley is surrounded by a solid supporting cast (David Spade, Tim Matheson, Christine Ebersole, Gary Busey) which makes this film not as bad as other alleged comedies. The key point is to take this as a stupid comedy. Zucker-Abrams-Zucker don't make classic slapstick anymore, so we have to take what we can get, and Black Sheep is pretty decent fare. MUST SEE: Christine Ebersole, dead-on as the Republican Governor of Oregon, who is running for re-election no less. Tell me this character couldn't win office in some U.S. suburb? I gave it an IMDb 8.


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