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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mike Donnelly
... Steve Dodds
... Al Donnelly
... Governor Tracy
... Drake Sabitch
... Robbie Mieghem
... Roger Kovary
... Neuschwander
... Scott Colleary
... Clyde Spinoza
... Motorcycle Cop
... State Trooper
... Fan (as Branden R. Morgan)
'Gypsy' Spheeris ... Pocket Pool Lady
... Jim Blaine
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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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Rated PG-13 for crude language and humor, drug-related material and sexual innuendo | See all certifications »

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2 February 1996 (USA)  »

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A Ovelha Negra  »

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$32,377,000
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The band playing at the concert is Mudhoney. See more »

Goofs

When the snakes are brought up out of the well, you hear rattles, yet none of them are rattlesnakes. See more »

Quotes

[seeing his brother acting like an idiot on stage]
Al: Oh God, I'm a dead man.
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Connections

Referenced in Malibu's Most Wanted (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Backslider
by V. Todd Lewis (as Todd Lewis)
Performed by The Toadies (as Toadies)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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Lame, to put it mildly, but bearable.
1 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

There are many words to describe "Black Sheep", and most of them begin with "un" - as in unsophisticated, uninspired, unoriginal. Still, it has some scattershot laughs. Gary Busey, for example, is brilliantly cast as a paranoid Vietnam veteran and comes through with the funniest performance by far. Chris Farley has barely one or two mildly funny moments in the entire film, but he does achieve some touching ones, and his honest efforts to amuse his audience in any way he can at least earn your respect. (**)


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