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Release Date: February 02, 1996

Starring: Chris Farley, David Spade, Tim Matheson, Christine Eversole, & Gary Busey

Genre: Comedy

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Rating: R

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Distributor: Paramount Pictures

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Writer: Fred Wolf

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Content:

(Pa, LLL, VV, S, A, D, M) Pagan worldview; 4 obscenities, 6 profanities & 30 vulgarities, along with "flipping the bird" & other lewd gestures; violence includes man beating another man with a broom, punching, & threats with gun; pornography use; alcohol use; marijuana use; and, revenge, lying, fixing election, theft, trespassing, & arson.

Summary:

BLACK SHEEP is the story of two brothers who continually support each other no matter what on the political campaign trial. It is also an insipid collection of vulgar jokes and gags slapped together on the big screen to make a few dollars.

Review:

In their second big-screen movie together, Chris Farley and David Spade buddy up in BLACK SHEEP as Mike and Steve, fellow workers on the gubernatorial campaign of Farley's older brother, AL. Well-meaning but ridiculously incompetent, Mike has messed up his brother's campaign at every turn, so Al hires Steve to keep him out of trouble and out of the limelight. This proves easier said than done as Mike and Steve embark upon a series of improbable and campaign-unfriendly adventures. Al fights a bitter campaign as he stands up against a corrupt incumbent governor. Mike, however continually bungles up Al's image. Al, therefore, sends Mike and Steve to a backwoods county where seemingly no harm can be done. The cabin steals several scenes, both after it gets caught in a landslide and after a storm severely tests its weather-worthiness. However, as election results are tallied, Mike and Steve rally to stop a rigged election.

Any intended themes of brotherly love and forgiveness are unfortunately undermined by the silly, indecent jokes and gags that pepper the script. BLACK SHEEP has many vulgarities and sexually suggestive remarks. It also has a great deal of slapstick humor. Though several truly funny scenes may provide hearty laughs, in the final analysis, the film is not worth the price of admissions.

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