Strange Brew (1983)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Dave Thomas Doug McKenzie
Rick Moranis Bob McKenzie
Max von Sydow Brewmeister Smith
Paul Dooley Claude Elsinore
Lynne Griffin Pam Elsinore
Angus MacInnes Jean LaRose
Tom Harvey The Inspector
Douglas Campbell Henry Green
Brian McConnachie Ted
Len Doncheff Jack Hawkland
Jill Frappier Gertrude
David Beard The Judge
Thick Wilson The Prosecutor
Robert Windsor Bailiff
Sid Lynas Angry man at movie
Ron James Man in movie (as Ron K. James)
Dora Dainton Lady in movie
David Clement Man in the alley
Paddy Sampson Pensioner
Roger Dunn Beer store clerk
Diane Douglass Receptionist
Eric House John Elsinore
J. Winston Carroll Fire Chief
James Conroy Bald con
Glenn Beck Prison guard
Desh Bandhu Parking attendant
Ilija Ilijevski MC at Oktoberfest
Mary Charlotte Wilcox Nurse
Maggie Butterfield Nurse
David Rigby Policeman
Denis Forest Policeman
John Kelly Policeman
Dick Grant Policeman
George Stinton Policeman
Thom Bell Hospital orderly
Christopher Benson Hospital orderly
John Stoneham Hospital orderly
Mel Blanc Mr. McKenzie (voice)
Marshall Perlmuter Janitor in brewery (uncredited)
David Thomas Doug McKenzie
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Dave Thomas; Rick Moranis; David Thomas
Producer Louis M. Silverstein; Steve De Jarnatt; Rick Moranis; Dave Thomas
Writer William Shakespeare; Rick Moranis; Dave Thomas; Steve De Jarnatt
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 90 mins
Country Canada
Color Color
Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis created their popular toque-wearing, beer-swigging "Great White North" hosers Bob and Doug McKenzie on the great TV comedy show SCTV to fulfill a Canadian broadcasting regulation that required Canadian shows to have a certain amount of "Canadian content." Bob and Doug became so popular that they made a hit record (Take Off, with Geddy Lee, nasalist with the Canadian rock band Rush) and this Major Motion Picture--filmed in "Hoserama." Bob and Doug are the Cheech and Chong of beer, so the plot involves the boys's attempt to scam a free case of Elsinore beer from the brewery, which is run by a mad scientist Brewmeister Smith (Max von Sydow), who wants to rule the world, like all mad scientists do. Strange Brew's intoxicating blend of hops and malt--er ... cleverness and silliness--earned it a loyal and well-deserved cult following. --Jim Emerson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 147
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 012569519923
Chapters 26
Release Date 2002
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
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