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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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A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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 .... 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 .... re-recording mixer
Jane Tattersall .... supervising sound editor
Michael Werth .... dialogue editor
Don White .... 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

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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 | Australia:M | Canada:14A | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 | Netherlands:AL (video rating) | New Zealand:M | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #33989)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The original title was "The Drug" but Paramount felt it was not a marketable title for a comedy. GLeeMONEX is referred to as "the drug" throughout the film and never as "brain candy".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 »
Psychiatrist:I'm sorry, I don't speak German.
Depressed German:[subtitled] The nipples of mother fortune have run dry...
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Birthday CakeSee more »


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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Really good, 29 July 2002
Author: Kate

If you're coming to this site trying to decide whether to rent BRAIN CANDY or not, let me put your mind at rest and tell you to run to the video store right now and get the DVD. At least all these mediocre reviews here don't set you up for disappointment, as can be demonstrated by my shock at its hilarity when I first saw it. That was actually a wonderful surprise. It's of course overlooked, but isn't that always a little bit nice with a gem? Kevin McDonald garnered an awesome soundtrack (Pixies, Odds, Cibo Matto, Pavement, etc), they all turn in great SUBTLE (!) performances, the writing is never low brow or cliched (THANK YOU!!), and last but not least its the Kids for God's sake, and everything they touch always turns gold. There are so many quotable lines in this movie that it's insane, and PLUS it stays with you for a long time. When I first saw it, I wasn't even that familiar with the Kids and still enjoyed it a lot. It actually got me more interested in them. It has pitch black humor, is intelligent, and has a message (It even left me feeling guilty on my opinion on antidepressants)! And not only are fans treated with new, well thought out characters but with recurring favorites. Basically, it has everything you could ask for in a movie.

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