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Strange Brew (1983)

The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew (original title)
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Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Doug McKenzie
... Bob McKenzie
... Brewmeister Smith (as Max Von Sydow)
... Claude Elsinore
... Pam Elsinore
... Jean LaRose
Tom Harvey ... The Inspector
Douglas Campbell ... Henry Green
Brian McConnachie ... Ted
... Jack Hawkland
... Gertrude
David Beard ... The Judge
Thick Wilson ... The Prosecutor
... Bailiff
Sid Lynas ... Angry Man at Movie
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Storyline

Something is rotten at the Elsinore Brewery. Bob and Doug Mackenzie (as seen on SCTV) help the brewery founder's daughter Pam regain the brewery founded by her recently-deceased father. But to do so, they must confront the suspicious brew master and two teams of vicious hockey players. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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Something funny is brewing at Elsinore Castle... See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

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26 August 1983 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,571,374, 31 December 1983
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

While not a direct novelization, a book shaped like Bob and Doug's ubiquitous beer bottles was published as a promotional tie-in for the movie. The book touted its "ingredients" as "A mellow blend of choice cartoon tidbits and the finest photo-snippets aged in goatskin bags." It also featured a fake library card insert with the signatures of famous Canadians who had allegedly checked the book out, including hockey player Bobby Hull and author Margaret Atwood. Being only available for a short time, the book is currently out of print. See more »

Goofs

When Bob and Doug go to the brewery and find Pam stuck in her Volkswagen convertible in the gates of the brewery, she says something to the effect of "Help I'm stuck and I can't get out". She is in a Volkswagen convertible and the top opens mechanically from the inside, which would be easily to unlatch and put down. See more »

Quotes

Doug McKenzie: I am your father, Luke. Give in to the dark side of the force, you knob.
Bob McKenzie: He saw Jedi 17 times, eh.
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits roll, we see Bob and Doug drive away with a beer truck. After a few seconds, the film cuts to The Great White North set and Bob and Doug give their explanations for the various film credits. See more »

Connections

Features Asteroids (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Strange Brew
Title Song
Composed & Performed by Ian Thomas
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A cult classic!
18 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have to take exception to imdb user "dwpoller" who touts this movie as being "one of the most un-funny 1 1/2 hour stretches" of a movie. Having never seen the SCTV skit until after the movie's release, I found myself rolling on the floor at the Canadian stereotypes from hell, known simply as the MacKenzie Brothers. Being 1/2 Canadian myself, I never once felt offended by the somewhat negative stereotypes. (i.e. ice hockey watching, doughnut slamming, beer swilling half wits.) But rather, I was able to laugh at myself and my other Canadian bretheren through this VERY FUNNY movie.

OK, ok. So it didn't win any major awards, nor should it have. "Strange Brew" is not that kind of movie. You have to know going in that this is not Academy award winning materiel. Oh, and guys, don't bring the wives in to watch this either, they won't get it. (For the same reason they don't get the Three Stooges) You just can't explain why it's so funny, it just is.

3 1/2 stars out of 5.


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