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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:
Dave Thomas ... Doug McKenzie
Rick Moranis ... Bob McKenzie
Max von Sydow ... Brewmeister Smith (as Max Von Sydow)
Paul Dooley ... Claude Elsinore
Lynne Griffin ... Pam Elsinore
Angus MacInnes ... Jean LaRose
Tom Harvey Tom Harvey ... The Inspector
Douglas Campbell Douglas Campbell ... Henry Green
Brian McConnachie Brian McConnachie ... Ted
Len Doncheff ... Jack Hawkland
Jill Frappier Jill Frappier ... Gertrude
David Beard David Beard ... The Judge
Thick Wilson Thick Wilson ... The Prosecutor
Robert Windsor ... Bailiff
Sid Lynas 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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The McKenzie brothers beer up under misfortune. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Trivia

The comedy metal band Big Dumb Face sampled dialogue from this film in their song "Organ Splitter". It's the scene where Bob and Doug play a computer floppy disk on their turntable, believing it to be a bootleg of an EP by a British new wave band. See more »

Goofs

When Bob and Doug are pulled up to the signs showing them which direction to go (The Insane Asylum, the Castle, the Brewery, etc) the first shot of them sitting in the cab show the dice hanging from their mirror have the sides showing the two dots. After a quick view of the signs we are shown the boys in the cab again but this time the dice have changed and we see the sides showing four dots on each one. See more »

Quotes

Brewmeister Smith: [shadowing Bob and Doug, and waiting outside their house for what seems like hours] What the *stink* are they *doing* in there?
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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

Referenced in The Simpsons: D'oh Canada (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Strange Brew
(Title Song)
Composed & Performed by Ian Thomas
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For all you hosers, this movie is awesome, eh?
29 January 2004 | by tvgm21See all my reviews

If you love stupid comedy this movie is DEFINITELY for you! Animal House, Super Troopers, & The Blues Brothers. If you liked these movies you'll love Strange Brew. It's classic! A MUST SEE!!! Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas make an awesome team of crazy Canadian brothers, or should I say "hosers", eh? The plotline is kinda sketchy, but then again, the movie isn't exactly made for a great plotline. It's made for the comedy. Made in 1983 and it still kicks some royal butt! So sit back and enjoy as the two "hosers" bumble their way to some crazy times!


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,913,389, 28 August 1983

Gross USA:

$8,571,374

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,571,374
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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