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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.

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Jonathan King

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Jonathan King
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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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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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Get ready for the Violence of the Lambs! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

(at around 1h 3 mins) Someone mentions contacting the MAF, New Zealand's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. See more »

Goofs

When Grant the Weresheep attacks the people in the house, the digital clock in the background goes from 3:12 to 3:11 in a later scene. 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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A Very Ba-a-a-a-a-d Idea For A Horror Movie?
26 October 2016 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

You'd think that with a title like "Black Sheep" there'd be at least one genuinely "black" coloured sheep in the whole herd who was the biggest, meanest, and, yes, "blackest" bugger of them all. Yeah. And when it came to the merciless slaughtering of humans, this vicious beast would be the one who couldn't be stopped so easily - No - Not like to others.

And besides all of that - I don't care one bit if the creature is literally gnashing its teeth and foaming at the mouth like a lunatic - Dull, innocuous barnyard animals (such as sheep) make for the lamest, most unconvincing movie-monsters imaginable.

Set in the beautiful New Zealand countryside - Black Sheep's story deals directly with what happens when genetically altered sheep develop a rabid thirst for human blood and go on a murderous rampage, attacking one and all with a vicious frenzy.

Yes. Black Sheep was horrific and gruesome. But its intended humour didn't even come anywhere near to matching that monstrous level of ferocity at all. (If only it did) I found that all of the bloody carnage (and the story, in general) (what there was of one), quickly became quite tiresome, and, yes, predictable.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2007 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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