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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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If they each had half a brain, together they would still only have half a brain. See more »

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

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16 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Power Tool Is Not a Toy  »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,732,230 (UK) (14 April 1995)

Gross:

$127,175,354 (USA)
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Trivia

According to the Farrelly brothers, Jeff Daniels wasn't wanted for the film, but Jim Carrey wanted him in it. In order to ensure a no from him, they offered Daniels $50,000 for the role. He accepted without any hesitation nor did he attempt to negotiate, despite insistence from his agent the film would "kill his career." By 1994, the film was Daniels' most successful. See more »

Goofs

The position of Harry's glass of cola when laughing at the diner. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are full of spelling errors. For instance, "Prodoosed", "Durected" and "wrote" instead of "written". See more »

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Hurdy Gurdy Man
Performed by Butthole Surfers (as The Butthole Surfers)
Written by Donovan
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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A movie that lives up to its title
17 May 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

When this first came out in 1994, wild horses couldn't drag me to the theater to see it. Why? Preconceived notions. Thank goodness for Cable TV, or I never would have seen this film. I like it, it makes me laugh.

This is not a masterpiece. This is not an academy award winning film, not a film of strategic plots, this is as sophomoric as it gets -- and that's fine with me. Sometimes, ya gotta escape. This'll do it.

The title says it all. Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey are perfect for their roles, every time I watch this film uncut, I am laughing. I was always thinking, "How dumb can you get?" And in the next frame it gets dumber.

This is one of those films you just have fun with. Either you like this kind of humor or you don't. But the world is in such turmoil, this is a welcomed, stupid, silly, break that hits just the right spot. I find it "stupid-funny" beyond belief.


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