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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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 »
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[Mike is pretending to be a cop, Steve is pretending to be a prisoner]
Quiet back there! I've taken enough guff from you for one day!
[turns to state trooper]
Raving psycho! Butchered 400 chickens and screwed a beagle. I'm taking him back to Nevada where he's wanted for banging horses!
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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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