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Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)

R | | Comedy | 19 April 1996 (USA)
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A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marv / Psychiatrist / New guy / Raymond Hurdicure
... Alice / Cisco / Grivo / Worm pill scientist / Cop #2 / Cancer boy / White-trash man
... Dr. Chris Cooper / Doreen / Chris' dad / Lacey
... Simon / Don Roritor / Cabbie / Gunther / Cop #1 / Nina Bedford / Melanie / Drill sergeant / White-trash woman
... Baxter / Mrs. Hurdicure / Wally Terzinsky / Malek / Big Stummies scientist / The Queen / Raj / Clemptor
... Ginny Hurdicure
Amy Smith ... Raymond's kid
... Raymond's kid
... Cooper's groupie
... Cooper's groupie
... Wally Jr.
Erica Fairfield ... Wally's daughter (as Erica Lancaster)
Jackie Harris ... Natalie (Roritor's secretary)
... Panicky assistant
Tony Ning ... Mai Tai waiter
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A team of scientists working for a pharmaceutical company discovers a cure for depression. When the company finds itself in trouble financially, they rush the new drug into production without doing enough testing. Things seem to go fine until some of the users of the drug start slipping into comas. It becomes a race between the scientists who want to tell the world the truth and the company's marketing department who wants to protect their profit margin. Written by Jeff Stanley

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Shove this up your mind

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Rated R for language and sexual humor | See all certifications »
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19 April 1996 (USA)  »

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$2,653,000
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Trivia

The proper or common name of the fictional drug in the film, Gleemonex, is revealed to be "Duoroflouriximinimum 602" during the scene where Queen Elizabeth II approves its release. See more »

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When the two workmen roll the carpet into a tube, it is obviously lopsided, accumulating on the left hand side of the screen. In the next shot, the carpet is perfectly even. See more »

Quotes

Grivo: I just heard about this new drug that makes you happy, I just wanna say,
[long pause]
Grivo: ... FUCK happy!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, Mother Hurdicure is distressed over her grandson flying away with the balloons she gave him, and is queried by the boy's mother as to his whereabouts. See more »


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Happiness
written & performed by Matthew Sweet
courtesy of Zoo Entertainment
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Hilarious Even WIthout Knowing The Show
19 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

The TV show was funny as hell, although it was sometimes hit-and-miss ; but what sketch show isn't. This movie contains a well planned plot executed by a diverse but motley crew of characters. It makes you think that the BBC show League of Gentlemen isn't as original as you thought it was! Also, the impersonation of Lorne Michaels is spot-on, and makes you think the Dr Evil character from Austin Powers isn't as original as you thought either (as they are both spoofing Mr Michaels - who produced both SNL for Myers and Kids in the Hall).

Great fun... and try not to laugh out loud at the 'cancer boy' character.


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