Black Sheep


1h 26m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Set in Buckley, Washington, the story opens during the final days of the state gubernatorial race as candidate Al Donnelly makes a campaign stop in his hometown. Al's younger brother, Mike, a well-meaning underachiever, is hell-bent on doing his brother proud, but despite his best intentions, something always goes wrong. Donnelly's advisors decide that Mike needs a "handler" to keep an eye on him during the final days of the campaign. Enter Steve Dodds, a lowly aide on the campaign team, who is to keep Mike under wraps. Al's opponent, the incumbent Governor Evelyn Tracy, takes full advantage of Mike's gaffes to bolster her own campaign--even if it means setting Mike up on purpose. When Dodd's attempts to keep Mike under control fail, and Mike's escapades continue to make front page news, the pair is dispatched to a dilapidated cabin in the woods to sit out the final days before the election. While in the woods, the guys encounter any number of challenges--both natural and unnatural.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Political
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

Set in Buckley, Washington, the story opens during the final days of the state gubernatorial race as candidate Al Donnelly makes a campaign stop in his hometown. Al's younger brother, Mike, a well-meaning underachiever, is hell-bent on doing his brother proud, but despite his best intentions, something always goes wrong. Donnelly's advisors decide that Mike needs a "handler" to keep an eye on him during the final days of the campaign. Enter Steve Dodds, a lowly aide on the campaign team, who is to keep Mike under wraps. Al's opponent, the incumbent Governor Evelyn Tracy, takes full advantage of Mike's gaffes to bolster her own campaign--even if it means setting Mike up on purpose. When Dodd's attempts to keep Mike under control fail, and Mike's escapades continue to make front page news, the pair is dispatched to a dilapidated cabin in the woods to sit out the final days before the election. While in the woods, the guys encounter any number of challenges--both natural and unnatural.

Crew

Patric J Abaravich

Grip

Randle Akerson

Sound Effects Editor

Ross Albert

Editor

Ross A Anderson

Art Department

Deborah Aquila

Casting

Roland Armstorff

Assistant Production Coordinator

Petra Bach

Adr Editor

Bill Baldwin

Assistant Sound Editor

Evelyne Barbier

Set Designer

Doug Barnard

Production

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

Stanton Barrett

Stunts

Maria K. Battle

Dga Trainee

Mat Beck

Visual Effects Supervisor

John Benson

Sound Editor

Robert A. Blackburn

Construction Coordinator

John Boccaccio

Photography

Bob Bornstein

Music

Becky Brake

Location Manager

Stacy Broff

Assistant

Bob F Brown

Stunts

Judy Brown

Other

Tim Burgard

Storyboard Artist

William H Burton

Stunts

Willie Burton

Sound Mixer

Anita Camarata

Music Supervisor

Greg Cantrell

Lighting Technician

Danny R Carter

Production Assistant

Clete Cetrone

Props

Candida Conery

Hair Stylist

Chris Cornwell

Art Director

David D'ovidio

Assistant Director

Dawn Darfus

Production Auditor

Howard Davidson

Transportation Coordinator

Valerie Davidson

Foley Editor

Zack Davis

Adr Editor

Tim A Davison

Stunts

Christian P Della Penna

Assistant Director

Matthew Della Polla

Music

Lou Demarco

Other

Cosmas A. Demetriou

Set Designer

Shane Dixon

Stunt Coordinator

Ted Dondanville

Assistant

Ken Dufva

Foley Artist

Don Elliott

On-Set Dresser

Christopher Epper

Stunts

Danny Epper

Stunts

C. O. Erickson

Executive Producer

C. O. Erickson

Production Manager

Cindy Evans

Set Costumer

Peter Fandetti

Assistant Editor

Guy Faria

Special Effects Foreman

Roger N. Fearing

Assistant Sound Editor

David Fein

Foley Artist

Glen R. Feldman

Assistant Property Master

Robert Fernandez

Music

Christopher Flick

Foley Editor

Cameron Frankley

Sound Effects Editor

Jim Frear

Other

David Freed

Production Assistant

Alix Friedberg

Costumes

Don Garrison

Location Manager

James W Gavin

Stunts

Lisa Gilbar

Production Assistant

Sandra Gimpel

Stunts

Ildefonso Lanz Goris

Other

Jane E. Graves

Production Assistant

Bob Hall

Photography

Tabby Hanson

Stunts

Robert Wayne Harris

Other

Chuck Hicks

Stunts

Cindy Hochman

Production Coordinator

Jimmy Hock

Stunts

Mike Hodges

Grip

John Holcombe

Props

Casey Hotchkiss

Camera Operator

Paul Hughen

Camera Operator

Peter Jamison

Production Designer

Ele Johnson

Production Assistant

Larry K Johnson

Script Supervisor

Val Kim

Assistant Location Manager

Henry M. Kingi Jr.

Stunts

C Jonas Kirk

Foreman

Deborah L Krainin

Assistant

Richard Kuhn

Dolly Grip

Gregg Landaker

Rerecording

Paul Lane

Stunts

Shawn Lane

Stunts

Deborah Laub

Location Manager

Marvin E. Lewis

Boom Operator

Kelly Lindquist

Costume Supervisor

Marcus O Lopez

Photography

Kent Luttrell

Stunts

Erin Maroney

Assistant

Steve Maslow

Rerecording

Ed Mathews

Stunts

Michael Matzdorff

Lighting

E Scott Mayhugh

Lighting Technician

James L Mccoy

Makeup Artist

Steve Mccroskey

Music Editor

John Mceveety

Photography

Chuck Mcsorley

On-Set Dresser

John C. Meier

Stunts

Marc Meisels

On-Set Dresser

Lorne Michaels

Producer

Tony Milch

Dialogue Editor

Karen Miller

Casting Associate

Karen Minahan

Assistant Sound Editor

Royce Minor

Stunts

Dinah Minot

Coproducer

Daniel P Moore

Video

Gary Morgan

Stunts

Tracy Neftzger

Grip

Eric Newman

Associate Producer

Jim Nickerson

Stunts

Judd Nissen

Production Assistant

Eileen O'donnell

Rights & Clearances

Jill Ohanneson

Costume Designer

Daryn Okada

Director Of Photography

Daryn Okada

Dp/Cinematographer

Alan Oliney

Stunts

Gary Paulsen

Transportation Captain

Erica Pearce

Production Assistant

Efren Perez

On-Set Dresser

Francisco X Perez

Makeup Assistant

Manny Perry

Stunts

Jonathan Pessin

Assistant

Matt Piedmont

Assistant

Abby Rayve

Assistant Property Master

Matt Reitsma

Costumes

Matt Reitsman

Costumes

Jason Roberts

Assistant Director

Jimmy N. Roberts

Stunts

Artist Robinson

Assistant Director

Troy Robinson

Stunts

David M Rodriguez

Production Auditor

Carin Rogers

Dialogue Editor

Danny Rogers

Stunts

Erik Rondell

Stunts

Gilbert Rosales

Stunts

William Ross

Original Music

William Ross

Music

William Ross

Music Conductor

Michael Runyard

Stunts

Chanel Salzer

Assistant Location Manager

David N Schrager

Assistant Director

Charles J Schray

Dolly Grip

Gary Seybert

Assistant Property Master

Jane Shannon

Casting

Randy Singer

Foley Mixer

Deborah Slate

Costumes

Thomas W Small

Foley Editor

Steven Scott Smalley

Original Music

Daniel Smith

Medic

Lauren Smith

Assistant

David Sosalla

Visual Effects Supervisor

Linda Spheeris

Set Decorator

Michael Starks

Craft Service

Raymond Stella

Director Of Photography

Raymond Stella

Dp/Cinematographer

Beth Sterner

Sound Editor

Michael Szakmeister

Dialogue Editor

Gian Temperilli

Production Assistant

Phoebe Trachtenberg

Assistant

Ann Trulove

Assistant Editor

Francis X Valdez Iii

Lighting

Danny Valencia

Hair Stylist

Martin Valinsky

Stunts

David Van Slyke

Sound Effects Editor

Douglas M Vaughn

On-Set Dresser

Kaye Wade

Stunts

Kristan Wagner

Location Manager

Adrienne Wait

Costumes

Mark Walbaum

Production Assistant

Alex Wald

Casting Associate

Merie W. Wallace

Photography

Bill Ward

Assistant Sound Editor

Diane Ward

Assistant Production Coordinator

Eric Watson

Stunts

Bob Weiss

Executive Producer

Robert K Weiss

Executive Producer

Danny Weselis

Stunts

Janet Wilder

Stunts

Scott A Wilder

Assistant

Scott Wilder

Stunts

Dean Wilson

Property Master

Fred Wolf

Screenplay

Kanani Wolf

Costumes

Tricia Wood

Casting Associate

Danny Wynands

Stunts

George M Zamora

Stunts

Richard Zarro

Special Effects Coordinator

Richard Zarro

Special Effects Foreman

Patti Zimmitti

Music Contractor

Benjamin Zura

Production Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Political
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video August 6, 1996

Released in United States Winter February 2, 1996

Began shooting July 17, 1995.

Completed shooting September 19, 1995.

Released in United States Winter February 2, 1996

Released in United States on Video August 6, 1996