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Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy -- 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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  (in credits order)

Dave Foley ... Marv / Psychiatrist / New guy / Raymond Hurdicure
Bruce McCulloch ... Alice / Cisco / Grivo / Worm pill scientist / Cop #2 / Cancer boy / White-trash man

Kevin McDonald ... Dr. Chris Cooper / Doreen / Chris' dad / Lacey

Mark McKinney ... Simon / Don Roritor / Cabbie / Gunther / Cop #1 / Nina Bedford / Melanie / Drill sergeant / White-trash woman

Scott Thompson ... Baxter / Mrs. Hurdicure / Wally Terzinsky / Malek / Big Stummies scientist / The Queen / Raj / Clemptor

Kathryn Greenwood ... Ginny Hurdicure
Amy Smith ... Raymond's kid

Lachlan Murdoch ... Raymond's kid

Nicole de Boer ... Cooper's groupie

Krista Bridges ... Cooper's groupie

Christopher Redman ... 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

Jason Barr ... Young Chris Cooper
Jack Jessop ... Old man in Nina's audience
Sharon Dyer ... Woman in Nina's audience
Diane Flacks ... Tom Jones girl
Barbara Lynn Redpath ... Wally's neighbor
Jason D'Addario ... Wally's Neighbor
Carrie Betker ... Wally's neighbor
Elijah Brown ... Wally's neighbor
Trenton Howe ... Wally's neighbor
Pat Patterson ... Wally's neighbor
Kay Hawtrey ... Wally's Neighbor
Luciano Casimiri ... Rorotor's doorman

Janeane Garofalo ... Woman at party (scenes deleted)

Adam Greydon Reid ... Scarred teenager (as Adam Reid)
Larry Mannell ... Scientist
Donald Tripe ... Scientist
Kirsten Johnson ... Scientist

Lindsay Leese ... Scientist
Andy Jones ... Monkey scientist
Thom Bell ... Old man in pie
Eric Tunney ... Wally's lover
Ann Holloway ... Disco woman
Amanda Payton Stewart ... Young disco woman
Sherry Hilliard ... Coma queen
Jenni Soosar ... Runner-up

Ingrid Hart ... Runner-up
Jared Wall ... Miguel
Paul Bellini ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Derek Aasland ... The Zendic Kid
Amanda Campbell ... Young journalist

Brian Christopher ... Parade Marcher (as Brian Mifsud)

Frank Crudele
John Dixon ... Male Placebo Patient #1
Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio

Lisa Wegner ... Tummies Girl
David Wince ... Mad Professor on Wall Photo

Christopher Cordell ... Security guard (uncredited)

Brendan Fraser ... Placebo Patient (uncredited)

Michal Page ... Honey (uncredited)

Directed by
Kelly Makin 
Writing credits
Norm Hiscock (written by) &
Bruce McCulloch (written by) &
Kevin McDonald (written by) &
Mark McKinney (written by) &
Scott Thompson (written by)

Produced by
Lorne Michaels .... producer
Tom Rosenberg .... executive producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson .... executive producer
David Steinberg .... executive producer
Barnaby Thompson .... co-producer
Martin Walters .... line producer
Richard S. Wright .... co-producer
Original Music by
Craig Northey 
Pat Steward 
Cinematography by
David A. Makin 
Film Editing by
Christopher Cooper 
Casting by
Ross Clydesdale 
Production Design by
Gregory P. Keen 
Art Direction by
Paul D. Austerberry 
Makeup Department
Geralyn Wraith .... makeup department head
Production Management
Armand Leo .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Walter Gasparovic .... assistant director
Michal Page .... third assistant director
Rose Tedesco .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jeff Ginn .... art director: reshoots or additional photography
Matthew Lammerich .... key scenic artist
Ken Watkins .... set designer
Sound Department
Bruce Carwardine .... sound
Roderick Deogrades .... assistant sound editor
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Jamie Ferenczi .... looping
Daniel Hamood .... assistant dialogue editor
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
David McCallum .... sound effects editor
Peter Melnychuk .... boom operator
Tim O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Jane Tattersall .... supervising sound editor
Michael Werth .... dialogue editor
Don White .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Jeff Skochko .... special effects builder
Jeff Skochko .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Dave Asling .... model builder
Dave Axford .... model shop supervisor
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositor
Shelly Morrow .... digital compositor
Kennedy Shah .... motion control operator
Joel Skeete .... digital compositor
Mic Jones .... key stunt rigger
Mic Jones .... stunts
Danny Lima .... stunt performer
John Stead .... stunt performer
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
Mic Jones .... relief stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Suzanne Batinovic .... assistant camera
Jayson Clute .... second assistant camera
Angelo Colavecchia .... camera operator
John Irwin .... generator operator
Jim Krauter .... key rigging grip
Rudolf Mammitzsch .... camera trainee
Robert McRae .... gaffer
Herb Reischl Jr. .... best boy
Animation Department
Larry Adlon .... animator: monitor displays
Casting Department
Aric Dupere .... extras casting assistant
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wendy May Moore .... costumes (costumes)
Marcia Scott .... costumer
Editorial Department
Trevor Ambrose .... additional editor
Gary Fluxgold .... first assistant film editor
Russell Langille .... second assistant editor
Bryan McMahan .... colorist: mastering
Ricardo Olivero .... color timer
Bill Holley .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Doug Elliott .... additional score
Yuri Gorbachow .... music editor
Helle O'Connell .... music coordinator
G. Marq Roswell .... music supervisor
Pat Steward .... additional score
Transportation Department
John Coles .... driver: Mr. Sighvatsson
Dave Staples .... transportation coordinator
Mitchel Stewart .... driver captain
Other crew
Michael Blecher .... location scout
William Cameron .... title designer
Christopher Comrie .... payroll accountant
Cliff Dempster .... production assistant
Nan Dowling .... assistant to executive producer
Janet Ellis .... production assistant
Gordon Farr .... production assistant (as Nathan Farr)
Tricia Fish .... assistant to writer
Heidi Gerber .... assistant to producer
Mathew Hart .... location manager
Randy Kennedy .... location scout
Josh Levy .... production assistant
Mark McFadden .... location production assistant
Ted Miller .... location manager
Veronica Miller .... production accountant
Andrew Rosen .... assistant to director
Sharon Seto .... epk director
James Tamblyn .... video and computer playback coordinator

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Brain Candy" - USA (short title)
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Rated R for language and sexual humor
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Canada:14A | Canada:G (Quebec) | Netherlands:AL (video rating) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #33989)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

In the scene where Dr. Chris Cooper (Kevin McDonald) appears on television to present a music video award, the background theme is "Spiraling Shape" by They Might Be Giants - a song that, like the movie itself, warns about the dangers of succumbing to fad "miracle" products.See more »
Boom mic visible: 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 »
Wally:Doctor, why do those types
[motions with hands]
Wally:keep thinking that I'm one of them?
Psychiatrist:Well, Wally, because you *are* one of them. You are gay. You are gay. You are a homosexual. The opposite of straight, you're gay. I know it. Your family knows it. DOGS know it! Everyone seems to know it except you.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Wrong Guy (1997)See more »
I'm GaySee more »


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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Finally on DVD!, 31 July 2002
Author: InzyWimzy from Queens, NY

KITH's full feature film!! It's our five favorite clearly insane guys from up north. What else can you ask for?

First, the story does NOT have your typical happy bears skipping, nutty bunnies frolicking kind of ending. The concept of pharmaceutical drugs being able to make life a better place is very thought provoking. Think about how we rely on drugs to treat colds, headaches...of course, we can discuss society's views on 'other' drugs, but that's a different monologue onto itself!!

Anyhoo, the origin of the drug's name is hilarious!! I have to admit, the Kids really spoof the corporate world well. Bruce and Mark really play their eccentric characters to a "T". RED SOCKS, repeat, RED SOCKS!! Although limited, Dave does a great job playing the straight man ("I don't understand German"). Kev is his manic awesome self and Scott's best role is probably that of closet case Wally.

I haven't even touched upon Grivo, the cabbie or any of the other characters in the film. Don't forget about Bellini! PLUS cameos too! KUDOS to the guys for not caving in and taking out C.B. (for those who haven't seen it, I don't want to spoil it) from the film due to pressure from the P.C. laden bigwig movie execs. I also enjoyed the moral (twisted though it is true) of the movie and there is a lot of subtle humor...just a tad darker than their TV series.

The last time i saw this was probably 1996. Watching it again on DVD makes me really appreciate (and miss) the guys' film. Sure, it may not have done great in the box office or achieved the big bucks. Usually, I tend to avoid mainstream blockbuster poo, so Brain Candy is definitely cult material. But then again, aren't Kids in the Hall?

*Sadly, the DVD is bare bones with the movie in widescreen format, chapter search and audio/subtitle. It's really great to just have this gem in my collection. Hey, I recently heard that KITH were discussing doing another feature film.


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