Directed by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas. Canada. 1983. PG. 90 minutes. Warner. Digital.
Presented by Phoenixville Craft Beer Festival
Sat., June 18, 2016
Join us for two FREE screenings of this ice cold Candadian classic thanks to the Phoenixville Craft Beer Festival happening Sat, Jun 18 from 1:00 5:00 PM on the 200 block of Bridge Street.
Beers, beers, beers After a nifty grift lands malt-lovin’ brothers Bob and Doug McKenzie (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) jobs as quality inspectors at the local Elsinore Brewery, the hoser duo begins to suspect that something is rotten in the province of Ontario. Slowly but surely, the bumbling brothers discover that baleful Brewmeister Smith (Max Von Sydow) has fermented a plot to take over the world by spiking his suds with a potent mind-control drug. Teaming up with beautiful Elsinore heiress Pam (Lynne Griffin) and a retired hockey legend, the McKenzies use their incomparable swill-power to take down the dastardly Smith, and down a few while they’re at it. Based (a tad loosely) on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this first and (so far) only big-screen outing for Moranis and Thomas’ beloved SCTV characters is a home-brewed Toronto classic (Casa Loma, Lake Ontario, and Scarborough make cameo appearances) that solidified the Great White North’s reputation as the land of great ales.