Chris Farley stars as Mike Donnelly, the doltish younger brother of a gubernatorial candidate (Tim Matheson). Mike can't seem to stay out of trouble, thus potentially endangering his brother's chance at winning the election, so campaign aide Steve Dodds (David Spade) is assigned to chaperone him until the election is over. Not realizing that he is biting off more than he can chew, Steve takes Mike to the wilderness of Washington state, where the two men are ill-equipped to deal with the difficulties that nature throws their way. Penelope Spheeris (WAYNE'S WORLD) directs this slapstick comedy, which reunites the successful team from 1995's TOMMY BOY.
David Spade - Comedian
Fred Wolf - Actor/Screenwriter - Saturday Night Live, BLACK SHEEP (1996)
Penelope Spheeris - Documentarian and Hollywood director
Chris Farley - American Comedian, SNL, TOMMY BOY
Timothy Carhart - Supporting Actor
Mudhoney - Hardcore/Punk Rock Band
Gary Busey - American Actor
Michael Patrick Carter - Actor/"Milk Money"
Grant Heslov - Actor-producer
Tim Matheson - Actor/director, ANIMAL HOUSE
Bruce McGill - Star, BEHIND ENEMY LINES II: AXIS OF EVIL (2006)
Christine Ebersole - American TV/Film Actress
When politicians run for office, their biggest problems are usually a skeleton in the closet, or their controversial stance on an issue. But gubernatorial candidate Al Donnelly's greatest dilemma is his oafish, clumsy, stupid brother Mike, who has an uncanny knack for creating havoc everywhere he goes. And to Al's dismay, his opponent and her staff are also well aware of Mike's "gift," and intend to exploit it for what it's worth. As a result, one of the candidate's aides is assigned to keep Mike in check -- with disastrous results. Things get even worse when the incumbent's team frames Mike for setting a fire in a recreation center. Will Mike inadvertently destroy his brother's political career?
Released theatrically in the USA February 2, 1996. The film grossed $32 million domestically. Color by DeLuxe. Printed on Eastman Kodak Film. Additional credits: Casey Hotchkiss, Paul Hughen (camera operators); Candida Conery (hairstylist). Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification. Copyright 1996 Paramount Pictures.
"...It's a crowd-pleaser directed with maximum energy and panache..." - 02/02/1996 Los Angeles Times, p.F6