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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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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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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

Gross USA:

$32,377,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

When the roof is being blown off the cabin the exterior and interior shots don't line up, the interior shots are 90 degrees from what's shown in the exterior shots. See more »

Quotes

Governor Tracy: Now you'll have to tell me your name so I know who to make the check out to.
Clyde: My best friends call me Cash.
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Connections

Featured in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 5 February 1996 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Poisoned Water Poisons the Mind
Written by Matt Lukin, Mark Arm, Dan Peters & Steve Neil Turner (as Steve Turner)
Performed by Mudhoney
Produced by Kurt Bloch (as Kurt Block) & Mudhoney
Mudhoney performs courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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This was a very funny movie
14 December 2001 | by rreiterSee all my reviews

If you are going to the movies to find anything you can about it that is wrong and try to analyze it then you probably don't enjoy many movies. To watch this movie and get offended by the politics that are involved in it is just plain and simply asinine. You go to the movies for the entertainment and if you are seeing a comedy I hope that you are not looking for intellectual side because that is what makes a drama. If that is what you are looking for then don't go to a comedy ever. This is a great comedy movie to me but you all have your own way to think and look at movies and if you don't like this movie then how in the world can you even like Tommy Boy, any of Jim Carrey, or anything from Adam Sandler. If you don't like this movie then stay away from comedy all together because you have NO sense of humor. Stick with the girls and watch things that involve drama because that way you will do us all the favor of not listening to you speak.


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