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Black Sheep (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 29 March 2007 (New Zealand)
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An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.

Director:

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 ... 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 ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

NZonScreen listing

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 USA:

$16,102, 24 June 2007

Gross USA:

$84,283

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,947,717
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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

When Sgt. Sabich attacks Steve, he is in the middle of urinating and, throughout the scene, urinates further from fear. When Mike rescues him, he backs up from the tree and the front of his pants are dry. However, the camera pans to his pants later and there is a big wet spot on the front. See more »

Quotes

Experience: I thought you of all people would appreciate efforts to deconstruct the colonialist paternalistic agrarian hierarchy that disenfranchises the Tangata Whenua and erodes the natural resources of Aotearoa.
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Connections

References An American Werewolf in London (1981) See more »

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Hilarious!
29 April 2007 | by fickle_kitty19See all my reviews

Oh, come ON people, stop ragging on it so bad! It's a horror comedy about KILLER SHEEP for crying out loud! How high-brow do you expect the humor to be?? How could you even think that it's trying to achieve the level of something like LOTR??! You say that they could substitute any animal in for the sheep & get the same cliché situations, but they didn't use just any animal, they used SHEEP, and there's something really hilarious about a 'menacing' medium shot of a sheep standing in a field looking at the camera. :) I just saw it at a midnight IFF screening & it was fun & cheesy, yet I dunno how campy you could call it, because the special fx were pretty amazing - kudos for weta for the animatronic puppets, morphing sequences & really good gross-out gore. Yes, it made the audience groan at some of the baa-a-a-ad jokes, but most of the time we were all laughing hysterically & clapping & cheering at the sheer ridiculousness of it all! I think the vast majority of the audience left the theatre with smiles on their faces & in a good mood! I highly recommend this film for anyone who wants a good laugh & enjoys sheep jokes. I mean, come on, it's not hard to appreciate the silliness of this. Go out & support this movie! I challenge you to sit through it & not laugh!


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