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The Canadian Kids bring their Monty Python-meets-SCTV humor to the big screen with moderate success. Dr. Cooper (McDonald), facing corporate downsizing, allows his new, untested anti-depressant to be released to the public after it shows promise. The drug, Gleemonex, sweeps the country by forcing the user's mind to focus on a favorite memory. As befits the troupe's twisted vision, these happy memories aren't always pleasant to the "Family Values" crowd. The easily offended should be warned--there's a character named "Cancer Boy." The story wanders a bit, giving everyone a chance to show their versatility (these Kids collectively play 32 different roles). Sophomore director Makin served the same duty on many of the TV episodes.

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Available on Running time 88 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Satire & Parody, Drug Use & Abuse, Corporate Shenanigans, Mad Scientists, Adapted from Television, Advertising, Coma
Screenplay
Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Scott Thompson, Mark McKinney, Norm Hiscock
Cast
Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Scott Thompson, Mark McKinney, Janeane Garofalo
Cinematography
David Makin
Director
Kelly Makin
Music
Craig Northey
Producer
Lorne Michaels, Tom Rosenberg, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, David Steinberg, Lakeshore Entertainment, Paramount Pictures

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Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy
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Stacey

Kelly Makin directed Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy starring Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Scott Thompson and Mark McKinney. This film released in 1996 to VHS, has a total running time of 88 minutes, and was nominated for four awards. A group of scientists work a pharmaceutical company and come up with an amazing new drug. It helps with depression. The pharmaceutical company is going downhill and is about to shut down so without testing the new drug they put it out on the market. The drug is a huge success but eventually they start noticing a horrible side effect. Will they be able to take the drug off the market before it’s too late?