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Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)

R | | Comedy | 19 April 1996 (USA)
2:14 | Trailer
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:
Marv / Psychiatrist / New guy / Raymond Hurdicure
Alice / Cisco / Grivo / Worm pill scientist / Cop #2 / Cancer boy / White-trash man
Dr. Chris Cooper / Doreen / Chris' dad / Lacey
Simon / Don Roritor / Cabbie / Gunther / Cop #1 / Nina Bedford / Melanie / Drill sergeant / White-trash woman
Baxter / Mrs. Hurdicure / Wally Terzinsky / Malek / Big Stummies scientist / The Queen / Raj / Clemptor
Ginny Hurdicure
Amy Smith ...
Raymond's kid
Raymond's kid
Cooper's groupie
Cooper's groupie
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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual humor | See all certifications »





Release Date:

19 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brain Candy  »

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$2,653,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Paramount executives wanted the Cancer Boy character removed from the film but the Kids adamantly refused. See more »


When the two workmen roll the carpet into a tube, it is obviously lopsided, accumulating on the left hand side of the screen. In the next shot, the carpet is perfectly even. See more »


[after being brought home by the police]
Wally: There's a perfectly reasonable explanation for this.
Wally's wife: Please don't.
Wally: Well, I was out driving. 'Cause you know how much I love driving. When suddenly, I had to take the *biggest pee in the world*! So I went to this washroom...
[Wally's family goes inside and locks him out]
Wally: ...but it was full of those *types*! You know. QUEERS and QUEENIES and...
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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 »


written & performed by Matthew Sweet
courtesy of Zoo Entertainment
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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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