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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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$32,377,000 (USA)
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This is one of only three movies film critic Gene Siskel walked out on during his 30-year career: the previous two being The Million Dollar Duck (1971) and Maniac (1980). This is also noteworthy for being the last. See more »

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While it may be easy to prove that dead people are still on the voter rolls, there is no way to prove which candidate they voted for. See more »

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Mike: Man! This place is trashed!
Steve: Check this out! This whole fridge is held up here just by this plug!
[unplugs the fridge, letting it slide toward Mike, pinning him against the wall]
Steve: You OK?
Mike: I'm just dandy! I got a bowl of chocolate pudding in my underpants!
Steve: We didn't have any pudding in there, buddy.
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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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Punk
by Scott McCullough, Ken MacNeil, James Moore & Bob Vespaziana
Performed by Rusty
Courtesy of Tag Records/Atlantic Recording Corp./Handsome Boy
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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