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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
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?

The proper or common name of the fictional drug in the film, Gleemonex, is revealed to be "Duoroflouriximinimum 602" during the scene where Queen Elizabeth II approves its release.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 »
Don Roritor:May I have the room for a moment? My empire is CRUMBLING!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Wrong Guy (1997)See more »
I'm GaySee more »


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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
One last sweet dose of the "Kids In The Hall" for who knows how long?, 16 July 1999
Author: Kyle Milligan ( from Toronto, Canada

The audiences and critics seem split on the solitary feature effort from the Canadian comedy troupe "Kids In The Hall". Even Siskel and Ebert had a split love/hate feeling, respectively, about the film. But I was and shall remain a major fan of the television show and welcomed "Brain Candy" with open arms.

When the show aired it's final episode in 1994, I felt a sense of sadness overcome me. But without a doubt in my mind, I knew these five talented guys would continue to entertain the masses in some other forum.

Not too long after the conclusion to the five year run, I was dining in Toronto with my wife and I had the occasion to meet Bruce McCulloch and chat briefly with him, much to my wife's embarrassment. For the record, I feel that I chose an entirely appropriate time to approach him, not interrupting a conversation with his friend or his meal. After receiving an expression of my appreciation of the show, he answered an inquiry about future plans by telling me of a feature film project involving the whole cast. It wasn't until a couple of years later that the film was finally released, and I had been basically anticipating it the whole time. That said, I was not let down whatsoever.

I had heard in interviews with various "Kids" that their intention wasn't to re-use some of the old characters from the show at all, but as the script evolved, their were a number of instances where they just fit perfectly in to the story line. Also in such interviews, it came out that the troupe wasn't exactly always getting along perfectly which was part of the reasons for the group's disbanding. It seemed from such comments that this was a final farewell, but some of the members stated that they were not adverse to the idea of another one in the future.

Aside from the familiar masterful antics from the five comics, there are numerous shots of Toronto locations that show in more ways than one their prominent sense of Canadian pride about the whole production. For more elements of Canadiana, Craig Northey of "Odds", a favourite band of the "Kids", provided the score for the film, and the whole band collaborated on a couple of songs featured in the film as an important part of the story line. The only thing missing from the film, but not from the great soundtrack, is the familiar theme from the show, "Having An Average Weekend" by Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet. The opening bars of the theme always signified simultaneously something great and something sad about TV for me: It meant "Kids In The Hall" was either beginning or ending.

Another aspect of integrity that the "Kids In The Hall" maintained was the refusal to cut certain scenes that would be considered by many to be just on the edge of completely tasteless humour, particularly one character named "Cancer Boy". On CBC, they had their restrictions with content and subject matter, but in many ways they enjoyed much more freedom than many other shows ever experienced. But on HBO broadcasts, I presume they had a bit more free reign, especially with the language used.

And so all the "Kids" have all left home to do their own thing in various arenas of North America. As far as I'm concerned they're a national treasure as much as "Monty Python" is to Britain. We'll always have syndication.

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