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Black Sheep (2006)

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An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.

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Jonathan King

Writer:

Jonathan King
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Chamberlain Matthew Chamberlain ... Oliver Oldfield (as Matt Chamberlain)
Nick Fenton Nick Fenton ... Young Henry
Sam Clarke Sam Clarke ... Young Tucker
Eli Kent Eli Kent ... Young Angus
Nathan Meister ... Henry Oldfield
Nick Blake Nick Blake ... Taxi Driver
Oliver Driver ... Grant
Danielle Mason Danielle Mason ... Experience
Peter Feeney ... Angus Oldfield
Glenis Levestam Glenis Levestam ... Mrs. Mac
Richard Chapman Richard Chapman ... Muldoon
Louis Sutherland Louis Sutherland ... Winston
Tammy Davis Tammy Davis ... Tucker
Tandi Wright ... Doctor Rush
Ian Harcourt Ian Harcourt ... Brash
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Storyline

Growing up on the family sheep farm was idyllic for smart, sensitive Harry Olfield, except for some knavish mischief from cocky brother Angus, until their dad has a fatal accident. Fifteen years later, Harry has finished sheep-phobia therapy and his ICT schooling and returns. Angus buys him out, all ready to present the genetically engineered Oldfield sheep he bred with a ruthless team. When environmentalist Grant steals a discarded embryo, which has sharp teeth, he gets bitten by it, and thus the first to be infected with predatory hunger and a mechanism that turns any mammal into a werewolf version. Running for the farm men, Grant's mate, student Experience, gets teamed up with Harry and his boorish but gentle pastoral youth friend Tucker. They must survive both the bloodthirsty sheep and their creators, who didn't realize this yet but dispose of an antidote. Written by KGF Vissers

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The sheep on this farm have turned to the baaaaaad side See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2007 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Muerte en la granja See more »

Filming Locations:

Wairarapa, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

NZD 257,293 (New Zealand), 1 April 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,102, 24 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$82,987, 12 August 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 29 mins) The scene with the sheep driving the Land Rover took several days to film. The scene with the Land Rover going over the cliff was done in one take. See more »

Goofs

(at around 34 mins) When a character says "Now get the fuck off my land", it's out of sync. See more »

Quotes

Tucker: What about the sheep?
Angus Oldfield: Fuck the sheep!
Tucker: No time for that bro. Go go go!
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Gore at its greatest
16 March 2007 | by nivag_87See all my reviews

Black Sheep, a black comedy from Jonathan King, was anything but sheepish when it came to blood and gore. Reminiscent of early Peter Jackson films, the graphic detail is bound to make you squirm, and at times chuckle. Incidentally, the film borrowed one of Jackson's Oscar winning tools, Weta Workshops. Needless to say the effects are bound to impress.

With a number of international movies shot in New Zealand with plots that could easily take place anywhere, Black Sheep offers a refreshingly unique New Zealand twist to the well-used zombie theme. The characters and issues related so well that even the Aussies couldn't claim it as their own- well, except maybe the sheep shagging jokes.

It certainly doesn't take long to adjust to hearing Kiwi accents on the big screen and start relishing in the subtle humour, grotesque effects and brilliant performances by some underrated New Zealand talent.

King's first feature film has taken the zombie flick back to grass roots level. Not baaad.


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