Strange Brew script
Strange Brew (1983)
Synopsis: In their quest for free beer, bumbling Canadian brothers Bob (Rick Moranis) and Doug McKenzie (Dave Thomas) wind up working at the Elsinore Brewery. The hapless lads uncover a sinister mind-control plot spearheaded by Brewmeister Smith (Max von Sydow) and must stop the scheme, which also involves Uncle Claude (Paul Dooley), a member of the Elsinore family. As Bob and Doug try to prevent Smith from taking over the world, they also manage to drink plenty of their favorite sudsy beverage.

Doug [off camera]

Psst! Act, act!


Lucky for me I'd been off-planet on vacation at the time of the war.

There wasn't much to do. All the bowling alleys had been wrecked, so

I spent most of my time looking for beer. One day I was out looking

for a nice place to build a city for my children when I spotted a

mutant in the forbidden zone. I landed my vehicle to pursue and

destroy this genetic freak before he could warn other mutants in the

underground caves. I was kind of like a one man force, eh, like

Charlton Heston in Omega Men, did you see that? It was a beauty.

[Doug leaps out and confronts Bob]

Fleshy-headed mutant, and you friendly?


No way, eh? Radiation has made me an enemy of civilization!


Alpha base, this is Bob McKenzie. I've spotted a fleshy-headed

mutant in sector 16B. [shoots Doug with ping-pong ball gun]


Ow! Take off, you hoser!

[film breaks]


Geez, what happened, eh? Film broke! Oh geez, we've got to fix it,

eh? Sorry!




[looks into projector light] I can't see, eh! Turn the lights on!


[points to Bob] It was his fault, he wrecked it!


It was not, eh! Geez, we had a lot of popcorn, too. Ok, you cover,

I'll fix the film, eh?


Oh, I'm getting whiplash from my burps, eh?

[Bob tinkers with projector, and knocks the reel off]


Aw, nice going, you knob!

Patron [off camera]

Hey! What kind of movie is this?


Ok, uh, here's how to get, zoom in on me, eh? Zoom in on this! [camera

zooms to a beer bottle with a mouse in it] Ok, here's how to get free

beer, eh? Get a baby mouse and, like, put it in a bottle, and when

it's so small it will fit in, like, this hole, eh?

[Camera cuts to movie theater]

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Rick Moranis

Frederick Allan "Rick" Moranis (born April 18, 1953) is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter and songwriter. He came to prominence in the sketch comedy series Second City Television (SCTV) in the 1980s and later appeared in several Hollywood films, including Strange Brew (1983), Ghostbusters (1984), Spaceballs (1987), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989, and its 1992 and 1997 sequels), Parenthood (1989), My Blue Heaven (1990), and The Flintstones (1994). more…

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