The Movie Review Guy Best Movies for 2013
Dec 31, 2013
The Top 80 Movies from the 1980's in 80 Days (DAY 3)
78. “The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew” (1983)
Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.
Dave Thomas-- Doug McKenzie
Rick Moranis-- Bob McKenzie
Max Von Sydow-- Brewmeister Smith
Paul Dooley—Claude Elsinore
Lynne Griffin—Pam Elsinore
Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas
Facts about the this movie:
*The movie was base off the play “Hamlet”.
*Movie Budget was: $4,000,000.
*Movie Grossed: $8,571,374.
*It is one of first comedy skits that was turned into a movie.
*The filmmakers had the promise of Molson's Brewery but once the brewery found out that there was a joke in the film about putting a mouse in a beer bottle so that a complaint can be made in order to get free beer, they distanced themselves from the film.
*The filmmakers were also banned from filming in a Brewers Retail store, and from using the name "Brewers Retail".
*Thomas began rewriting the script without Moranis who was now uncertain about doing the film. After working on the first 50 pages, Moranis took a look at what Thomas had done and they worked together rewriting it. However, they were not sure just how much they could legally change and did most of the changes in the first third of the script, including the addition of Bob and Doug's science fiction film, Mutants of 2051 A.D., Bob and Doug watching it in a movie theater, and causing a riot. Thomas remembers that the script was "far more bizarre and conceptual in the beginning ... if we had been able to rewrite the whole thing, we would have made the whole thing like that".
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Why I Picked this movie # 78:
1.It Hold up.
2.It’s first the comedy skit turned into a movie done great.
3.Corky comedy with a great cast.
4.That it was based off Hamlet and was able to pull it off.
5.The opening is one best opening to a movie ever.
6.That it is was pure Canadian movie from begin to end and was done awesome.
8. Created it own language.
9.Did a great job of braking the third wall.