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

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The wind velocity to blow the roof off the cabin would take hurricane speeds, yet the trees seen around the cabin are barely moving. See more »

Quotes

Mike: Boy, I could sure use some cupcakes or peanut butter cups right now.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Punk
by Scott McCullough, Ken MacNeil, James Moore & Bob Vespaziana
Performed by Rusty
Courtesy of Tag Records/Atlantic Recording Corp./Handsome Boy
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A job well done.
1 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I really didn't think TOMMY BOY was all that funny. I didn't. But I sure did like BLACK SHEEP. The film is a good film if you want a laugh. But you need to have the right sense of humor. Gene Siskel obviously did not have the correct type of humor, as he is reported to have walked out on this film. Well, that was one of his biggest mistakes, because there are far worse movies out there!

Chris Farley was funny as hell, I don't think anyone should object to that. David Spade still is pretty funny (although he lost a lot of points with me when he did JOE DIRT).

I thought this film was actually pretty good. The other members of the cast were good: Tim Matheson, Gary Busey, Grant Heslov, and Bruce McGill. All of them were funny as hell. Maybe with the exception of Gary Busey's character, who I must admit was pretty stupid. The film had a good story though, and it was sweet-natured along iwth being majorly crude and funny. I recommend ALMOST HEROES and TOMMY BOY *if* you liked this movie. BLACK SHEEP gets 4/5.


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