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STRANGE BREW

(1983)
90 mins | Classics | Comedy |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova ScotiaPG
P.E.I.PG
New BrunswickPG
QuebecG
OntarioPG
ManitobaPG
SaskatchewanPG
AlbertaNR
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest TerritoriesNR
NunavutNR
YukonPG

Director: Dave Thomas Rick Moranis

Writer(s): Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Steve De Jarnatt

Star(s): Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max von Sydow, Lynne Griffin

Synopsis:

A Canadian comedy classic, Strange Brew follows lovable hosers Bob and Doug Mackenzie (Moranis and Thomas, respectively) on an epic adventure f illed with beer, doughnuts and hockey (not necessarily in that order). When her father dies suddenly, Pam (Griff in) is orphaned, and control of her family’s brewery threatens to fall into the hands of the conniving Brewmeister Smith (von Sydow).

In stumble Bob and Doug, who land jobs as beer inspectors when their scheme involving a mouse in a bottle impresses the brewery brass. Hilarity ensues as the boys attempt to foil the Brewmeister’s sinister plot to take over the world. Though the f ilm appears at first glance to be a bonehead comedy, it is a deceptively clever farce based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

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About the Director

Rick Moranis

Moranis and Thomas’s work on the Emmy Award–winning SCTV series earned them a place among the greatest comedians this country has ever produced. Moranis is well known for comedy classics GhostbustersSpaceballs and the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids series. They’re together again in The Coneheads.

STRANGE BREW

Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Media - 9, 10, 11, 12

Screening Language Options:
  • English Language with French Subtitles
  • English Language with French Dubbing

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