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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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There's one in every family.

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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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$32,377,000 (USA)
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Penelope Spheeris had notable disagreements with writer Fred Wolf and David Spade throughout the entire production of the film. Spheeris fired Wolf from the film three times (he was hired back twice by Chris Farley and once by Lorne Michaels), then refused to speak to him and finally banned him from the set. Her relationship with Spade was equally as tumultuous. Speaking to Farley's official biographer, she said, "I don't think I've ever even smiled at anything David Spade's ever done... I still have a recording of a message David left on my answering machine. He said, 'You've spent this whole movie trying to cut my comedy balls off.'" See more »

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When Steve and Mike are driving after the NO2 has been leaking and the police car is trying to pull then over, it goes to a shot of Steve's face and you can see the window is slightly rolled down. Then it goes to a shot of the policeman behind them and back to the same shot of Steve's face and the window is rolled back up. See more »

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Governor Tracy: [Mike has just given evidence that Governor Tracy's campaign has committed voter fraud] Now hold on young man, there is a good explanation for all of this. Neuschwander?
Neuschwander: Actually, there is a very good explanation for this.
[Tracy smiles]
Neuschwander: She put us up to it.
Governor Tracy: [hushed] Would you shut up?
Neuschwander: It's all her!
Governor Tracy: [hushed] Shut up!
Neuschwander: Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Teri Hatcher/Dave Matthews Band (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Duelin' Banjos
by Arthur Smith
Performed and Produced by George Foster
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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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