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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At one point, Bob says, "He saw Jedi 17 times, eh!" What isn't obvious now, is that Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) opened in May 1983, while production of "Strange Brew" had wrapped five months earlier, in December 1982 despite the film taking place in 1984. The McKenzie couldn't refer to it by its full title, since the "Revenge"/"Return" issue was still up in the air while they were filming. See more »
The definition that Claude Elsinore gives for catatonic schizophrenia (referring to Pam) is word-for-word the exact same as the definition that Brewmeister Smith later gives for paranoid schizophrenia (referring to Bob and Doug). Although one may think that this is because of Claude Elsinore's lack of education in psychology, the definition is actually a better fit for catatonic schizophrenia than for paranoid schizophrenia, so Brewmeister Smith, the psychiatrist, is farther off than Elsinore. See more »
[to the rough-looking convicts in their jail cell]
Chimp here does the killin'. I don't like to kill. I'm the brains, eh? Like, we got over five billion dollars in our hideout, only some of the money's marked, eh, so we're not spendin' it. We's just waitin'.
Youse guys like a smoke?
No, eh? We want our lungs to be pink when they fry us. Hey, we told 'em we didn't want a lawyer. Chimp here probably just kill him anyway.
Lawyers are for sucks.
Hey, McKenzie brothers. Your lawyer is here.
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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 »
Perceived length - You'll swear the movie is 2 ½ hours long. There is so much going on and the plot is so intricate, albeit borrowed. It ends up feeling like about 4 different movies combined into one.
Brotherhood hilarity - This perfectly captures the interactions of young siblings and/or close friends, especially the larger and smaller dynamic. I mean come on, who has never been "steamrolled" as a child?
Beer drinking - If you want something to make drinking beer seem more exciting, watch this movie. For an added bonus, try the Strange Brew drinking game while watching the movie.
Repeat watchings As with any favorite movie, Strange Brew lends itself to repeated watchings where subtleties and nuances that were previously overlooked can now be enjoyed. Strange Brew continues to grow on you the more times you watch it.
The positives could go on and on. Watch it yourself and see. Watch it all at once. Watch it in pieces. Watch it!!!!
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