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
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Penelope Spheeris had notable disagreements with writer Fred Wolf and David Spade throughout the entire production of the film. Spheeris fired Wolf from the film three times (he was hired back twice by Chris Farley and once by Lorne Michaels), then refused to speak to him and finally banned him from the set. Her relationship with Spade was equally as tumultuous. Speaking to Farley's official biographer, she said, "I don't think I've ever even smiled at anything David Spade's ever done... I still have a recording of a message David left on my answering machine. He said, 'You've spent this whole movie trying to cut my comedy balls off.'" See more »
When Sabitch pins Steve to the tree, his arm is suddenly not holding Steve in one shot, then is back in the next and he starts to lower it. See more »
[on stage making a fool of himself]
Voting kicks ass right! Cause, uh, if voting kicks ass, you got some kick ass shit!
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Not enough character development on Spade's character; would have wanted to know more about why he's doing it. Not much info on his relationship with Al Donnelly; e.g.: how good was he at his job, and why Donnelly was so quick to let him have the job with Mike. Lack of time, I guess, but I would have wanted to know more.
Farley was definitely the star of the movie, which meant I had to rewind to catch the funnier moments with Spade, if the two were in the same shot. Couldn't help but think Farley wasn't all that fat in this movie, for all the fat jokes.
Error alert: almost immediately after Mike falls on Steve in the bunk bed scene, the bed is magically in one piece.
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