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Black Sheep (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 2 February 1996 (USA)
A gubernatorial candidate hires a wormy special assistant whose only job is to make sure the candidate's well-meaning but incompetent brother doesn't ruin the election.

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Penelope Spheeris

Writer:

Fred Wolf
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Farley ... Mike Donnelly
David Spade ... Steve Dodds
Tim Matheson ... Al Donnelly
Christine Ebersole ... Governor Tracy
Gary Busey ... Drake Sabitch
Grant Heslov ... Robbie Mieghem
Timothy Carhart ... Roger Kovary
Bruce McGill ... Neuschwander
Michael Patrick Carter ... Scott Colleary
Boyd Banks ... Clyde Spinoza
David St. James ... Motorcycle Cop
Skip O'Brien ... State Trooper
Branden Morgan ... Fan (as Branden R. Morgan)
'Gypsy' Spheeris 'Gypsy' Spheeris ... Pocket Pool Lady
John Ashker ... Jim Blaine
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Storyline

Comedy about the prospective Washington State Governor Al Donnelly whose only stumbling block on the road to power is his embarrassing younger brother Mike. To keep him out of mischief, Al forces one of his aides, Steve Dodds to keep an eye on him during the election. However, this is easier said than done... Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

There's one in every family.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude language and humor, drug-related material and sexual innuendo | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ovelha Negra See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,593,609, 4 February 1996

Gross USA:

$32,417,995

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,417,995
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

As of 2009, this was the last film Toby Scott Ganger ever starred in. See more »

Goofs

When Mike suggests to Scott that they go to park every day to practice throwing, we hear Scott reply "Sure", but he is smiling at his grandmother without moving his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Steve: This is great I never win at checkers.
Mike: Well, it's kinda easy to win when you NEVER MOVE YOUR BACK ROW!
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Referenced in Malibu's Most Wanted (2003) See more »

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All Regrets, Chicken Wire, Situation, Nailed
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Chris Farley falling over alot.
27 August 1999 | by Andy B-8See all my reviews

Reviews of this film were less than favourable but since I enjoyed the Farley/Spade partnership so much in Tommy Boy I thought I would check this one out as well.

Farley does alot of falling over and generally self abuse in this one, for instance when he tumbles down a mountain side and then gets up and says "What was that all about?".

The bit where the bunk bed collapses on top of Spade during the hail storm and the "Power to the People" speech at the rock concert are hilarious.

Most viewed this film as inane and childish - one reviewer I distinctly remember said that he would rather have Des O'Connor sing him the phone book than watch this again - but I found myself laughing many times.


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