SCTV alumnus Eugene Levy leads a stalwart band of troupers into Mel Brooks territory with SODBUSTERS, a spirited SHANE send-up that early on gives BLAZING SADDLES a run for its money.
Slade Cantrell (John Vernon), a back-room power broker in 1870s Marble Hat, Colorado, thinks nothing of scaring the ovine locals into giving up their land for a song, by which he plans to profit greatly once the railroad is diverted. Cantrell has his bunkhouse boys kill a meddlesome hired hand
at the sodbuster farm of Clarence (Fred Willard) and Lilac Gentry (Wendel Meldrum), and sits back to wait for the stampede out of town. This creates a sudden job opening for itinerant stran...