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Strange Brew

Bob and Doug Mackenzie (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas who went on to the Grace Under Fire tv series) star as two wacky beer guzzling "hosers" who set out on a zany plot to score a free case of beer. They meet beautiful Pam (Lynne Griffin) and decide to help save her recently acquired brewery from the clutches of the diabolical Brewmeister Smith (Max von Sydow - the Exorcist). The comedy kicks into full gear as the pair try to overpower Brewmeister Smith in a story that is actually a nutty re-working of Shakespeare's Hamlet, with the pair as the Rosencrantz and Gildenstern characters.

Press reviews: Variety-"[The characters] have a certain mangy appeal....", Entertainment Weekly "A landmark film in the realm of truly inspired stupidity".

Like "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" it's awful enough to have become a cult. The Region 2 (UK) version is hard to find brand new, but the Region 1 version is easy enough to order for just under a fiver through Amazon.  İRKW  

from the Autumn 2005 edition of O-to-K