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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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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 »

Goofs

When Mike is tumbling down the hill, the "rock" that he lands on shifts beneath him. As it does so, it bounces slightly, revealing it to be a prop. See more »

Quotes

Mike: And so he says, "Rectum? Damn near killed'em!"
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References Tommy Boy (1995) See more »

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by V. Todd Lewis (as Todd Lewis)
Performed by The Toadies (as Toadies)
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Chris Farley falling over alot.
27 August 1999 | by (Gloucester, England) – See all my reviews

Reviews of this film were less than favourable but since I enjoyed the Farley/Spade partnership so much in Tommy Boy I thought I would check this one out as well.

Farley does alot of falling over and generally self abuse in this one, for instance when he tumbles down a mountain side and then gets up and says "What was that all about?".

The bit where the bunk bed collapses on top of Spade during the hail storm and the "Power to the People" speech at the rock concert are hilarious.

Most viewed this film as inane and childish - one reviewer I distinctly remember said that he would rather have Des O'Connor sing him the phone book than watch this again - but I found myself laughing many times.


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