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Black Sheep (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 2 February 1996 (USA)
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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.

Director:

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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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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Lorne Michaels later said that the film was "an act of desperation by Paramount." The studio had under-promoted Tommy Boy (1995), and was now looking to cash in on the same comedy formula. At the time, Michaels had just finished contentious battles with the studio over the script for Wayne's World 2 (1993), and the animosity between the two camps spilled over into Chris Farley's contract with Paramount. Although Farley's agent lined up possible roles in The Cable Guy (1996) (for which he was offered $3 million) and Kingpin, the studio wanted another buddy comedy with Farley and David Spade. See more »

Goofs

As Mike Donnelly is reading the names of Drake Sabitch's forefathers at the inauguration, he says one relative died at Iwo Jima in 1944. The battle of Iwo Jima was February to March 1945. See more »

Quotes

Drake: I could go over to your mama's, and light a small fire in her panties!
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Connections

Spoofs Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

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Get a Job
by Kirk Miller
Performed by Hog
Courtesy of Geffen Records, Inc.
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Great Humor and Fun!!
8 January 2002 | by intenseyesSee all my reviews

Very well done. I enjoyed this movie a lot. Some parts could have been done better but overall I enjoyed it and enjoy watching it anytime I can. Must see for all of those that can just lay back and have fun.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Sheep 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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