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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.

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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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A reference to The Brady Bunch (1969) is made in the movie. Co-star Tim Matheson was billed third. Later that year he was billed third, playing one of the main characters in A Very Brady Sequel (1996). David Spade also had a cameo appearance in the film. 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

[phoning citizens in an attempt to secure votes]
Mike: Hi there, this is Mike Donnelly. I work over here at the recreational center. To be honest with you, I pretty much run the place ha, ha, ha. Is this ah Pat Gyles? Good, Good. Hey, hope everything's going great in your fine town of... er... Avery? Edward! Ha, ha, ha. Say, the reason I'm calling is I wanted to tell you a little bit about the candidacy of Al Donnelly. Al Donnelly's a guy with a dream. His dream is to become governor of this great ...
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Danny Aiello/Coolio (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Duelin' Banjos
by Arthur Smith
Performed and Produced by George Foster
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User Reviews

great
28 May 2004 | by santorojunctionSee all my reviews

this movie was the best it was a great "follow-up" to Tommy Boy even though both movies had nothing to do w/ each other, had not the same story line or resemblance, not the same characters,etc. Black Sheep was great, but had kinda cheesy acting by David Spade especially when he was on that huge rock and he was trying to get a signal....that was great and hilarious, but like when he fell he made a sound thats not...right sorta i don't know. The movie was great and i know all of u have to agree that the cabin scene was the most memorable! It was great when the hail started and then the roof collapsed and then the top bunk fell and i can go on and on and really movies like these makes Chris Farley very missed by his true Black Shhep, SNL, Tommy Boy, etc. films!!!


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