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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 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

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Get the flock out of here! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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The cave tunnel was actually a set built for the movie. 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 »

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Experience: You're a tree.
Henry: I'm not a tree. I'm a fucking sheep!
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Damn fine film.
25 May 2007 | by OnewithTheClawsSee all my reviews

After reading an extremely negative review of this, which COMPLETELY missed the point, I thought I'd write a far more 'accurate' review. In my opinion, this is one of the best of this type of horror movie i've seen. It's right up there with Peter Jackson's early work and Evil Dead. All the negative things the other reviewer was saying, the poor dialogue, and acting, the unrealistic effects, were deliberate, after all, the effects were done by highly skilled and trained effects people at WETA Workshops - who of course did Lord of The Rings. It is a horror comedy packed with clichés and subtle allusions, and full of New Zealand humour, which i concede probably doesn't translate well internationally. NZ is primarily a farming nation, we're a huge exporter of lamb, Farming is a huge part of our culture, and this blends that with our history of offbeat, slightly dark, and idiosyncratic cinema. It is a clever, quintessentially kiwi, homage to such previously mentioned horror comedies (or comedic horrors). That's what i like about it, it is a lot cleverer than it looks. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the film. If you like Peter Jackson's early stuff, you'll like this. Just don't expect it to be s***-your-pants scary.


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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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