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Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)

R | | Comedy | 19 April 1996 (USA)
A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marv / Psychiatrist / New guy / Raymond Hurdicure
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Alice / Cisco / Grivo / Worm pill scientist / Cop #2 / Cancer boy / White-trash man
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Dr. Chris Cooper / Doreen / Chris' dad / Lacey
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Simon / Don Roritor / Cabbie / Gunther / Cop #1 / Nina Bedford / Melanie / Drill sergeant / White-trash woman
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Baxter / Mrs. Hurdicure / Wally Terzinsky / Malek / Big Stummies scientist / The Queen / Raj / Clemptor
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Ginny Hurdicure
Amy Smith ...
Raymond's kid
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Raymond's kid
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Cooper's groupie
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Cooper's groupie
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Wally Jr.
Erica Fairfield ...
Wally's daughter (as Erica Lancaster)
Jackie Harris ...
Natalie (Roritor's secretary)
Jonathan Wilson ...
Panicky assistant
Tony Ning ...
Mai Tai waiter
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A team of scientists working for a pharmaceutical company discovers a cure for depression. When the company finds itself in trouble financially, they rush the new drug into production without doing enough testing. Things seem to go fine until some of the users of the drug start slipping into comas. It becomes a race between the scientists who want to tell the world the truth and the company's marketing department who wants to protect their profit margin. Written by Jeff Stanley

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Shove this up your mind

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Rated R for language and sexual humor | See all certifications »
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$2,653,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Kevin McDonald's character "Chris Cooper" is named after the film editor Christopher Cooper who worked on the The Kids in the Hall (1988) TV series. See more »

Goofs

When the psychiatrist writes a prescription for Gleemonex for the repressed gay character, we see a large microphone hanging from the patient's neck during an over-the-shoulder shot as he's sitting up on the couch. See more »

Quotes

Homeless Windowshopper: Smile, it's free!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, Mother Hurdicure is distressed over her grandson flying away with the balloons she gave him, and is queried by the boy's mother as to his whereabouts. See more »

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Follows The Kids in the Hall (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Some Days It's Dark
by Craig Northey, Steven Drake & Bruce McCulloch
performed by Death Lurks
Death Lurks is Bruce McCulloch & Odds
produced by Nigel the Cat
Bruce McCulloch performs courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
Odds perform courtesy of Warner Music Canada Ltd.
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Unexpected delight
18 January 2004 | by (Manchester) – See all my reviews

Having only ever seen one episode of 'Kids in the Hall' in my life and having only a vague idea about the group (Canadian Monty Python being the easy comparison), I think it's fair to say that I came the film as somewhat ignorant when it came to all things 'Kids'.

I have to say that I was able to enjoy the film for what it was, rather than have any expectations of what it could be. What interested me most of all was it's darkness, something a lot closer to League of Gentlemen territory rather than Monty Python.

On an alternate note does anyone else notice a similarity between Don Roritor and Doctor Evil?


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