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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
Kenny Fong ... Heroin Boy
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)
Location Management
Michael Blecher .... location scout
Mathew Hart .... location manager
Randy Kennedy .... location scout
Mark McFadden .... location production assistant
Ted Miller .... location manager
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
Kathryn Buck .... script supervisor
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
Josh Levy .... production assistant
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?

Some of the Kids' TV characters appear: White Trash Couple, Racist Cabbie, Cancer Boy, Raj, The Queen, and the cops from Police Department, the girl with braces in the concert scene.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Dr. Chris Cooper:The drug was for people who couldn't get off the floor.See more »
Movie Connections:
Postal BlowfishSee more »


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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
You think Life of Brian is funny?, 8 May 2003
Author: zentoaster ( from Denton, Texas

When I was growing up in the 80's, there were basically three camps of movies that were so incredibly funny that they were legendary among my peers and my generation. Those movies were the Monty Python films (Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Meaning of Life), the Mel Brooks classics (Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein), and the Airplane! movies. Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy is an awesome example of how funny a movie can be, and I hope that some day more people will see it that way and that it will achieve a cult status as a legend of great comedy. It did terribly at the box office, but that was just some unfortunate oversight. Brain Candy features uncanny wit, rollicking absurdity, hilarious zaniness, immaculately understated social commentary, and some of the best comic performances ever filmed (my personal favorite performances are Mark as Don Roritor and Scott Thompson as the clueless closeted gay guy). I believe that the particular kind of comedy in Brain Candy is not easy to enjoy during the first viewing, which is why you should watch it a few times. When the Kids' masterpiece starts sinking in to your head, you'll start getting a whole lot of laugh-returns on your investment.

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