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Dumb & Dumber (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  16 December 1994 (USA)
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The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.


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Harry and Lloyd are two good friends who happen to be really stupid. The duo set out on a cross country trip from Providence to Aspen, Colorado to return a briefcase full of money to its rightful owner, a beautiful woman named Mary Swanson. After a trip of one mishap after another, the duo eventually make it to Aspen. But the two soon realize that Mary and her briefcase are the least of their problems. Written by Sam

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What the one doesn't have, the other is missing. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for off-color humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Power Tool Is Not a Toy  »

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Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,732,230 (UK) (14 April 1995)


$127,175,354 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lauren Holly turned down a role in the Jim Carrey vehicle Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) but co-starred with him here later the same year. See more »


After the guys get home from being fired and then crack a beer, there is a phone book keeping the couch Harry is sitting on level. In the next scene the phone book disappears. See more »


[first lines]
Lloyd Christmas: Excuse me. Could you tell me how to get to the medical school? I'm supposed to be giving a lecture in 20 minutes, and my driver's a bit lost.
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Performed by The Proclaimers
Written by Smokey Robinson (as William "Smokey" Robinson)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records Ltd.
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I liked it, others may not...
28 November 2001 | by (Oldham, Gtr Manchester, England.) – See all my reviews

... because the gags are so quickfire and chucked into the script with little thought as to whether they suit the plot (what plot?) or whether the characters would realistically say them. No matter for me, because I was laughing all the way through, but I can appreciate why some people might not like that.

Like I said, don't go into this looking for a plot, because there isn't really anything other than the most basic premise to satisfy the distributors. I personally found it refreshing that the movie asked no requirement of me other than that I be able to laugh. This I did, loudly and frequently.

A final note on who I consider to be the main star of the show. It ain't Carrey. Jim, of course, does what we expect him to do. However, it is Daniels - in an achingly funny turn - who surprises, and in doing so effortlessly steals the movie from under the nose of the rubberfaced loon standing beside him. It may have something to do with the fact that Harry is (marginally) the more subtle of the two characters.

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