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The Stupids (1996)

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An incredibly dull-witted family unknowingly stumble upon an illegal weapons deal while on the trail of their "stolen" garbage.

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Lieutenant Neal
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Policeman
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Garbageman #1
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Chinese Waiter #1
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Arthur Eng ...
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Storyline

When average suburban America family, Stanley and Joan Stupids, discover that their garbage is "stolen" out of the can, they begin the investigation of that "conspiracy". Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

As American as apple pie and twice as smart. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 August 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Stupids  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,593,929 (USA) (30 August 1996)

Gross:

$2,415,593 (USA) (13 September 1996)
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Trivia

Mark Metcalf's character, Colonel Neidermeyer, is a reprise of his role in Animal House, despite the end of that movie stating that Neidermeyer was killed by his own troops in Vietnam. However, this can be explained as just a subtle nod at Metcalf's earlier role (the only way you can even see what name is on the name tag is if you freeze the movie when the tag is close to the camera). See more »

Goofs

The word "Sender" written on the blackboard changes frequently. See more »

Quotes

[thinking they've died and gone to Heaven]
Stanley: Hail to thee, Oh Lord.
The Lloyd: Actually, it's pronounced 'Lloyd'.
Stanley: [to Petunia] All these years we've been saying it wrong.
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Crazy Credits

Trust in the Lloyd. See more »

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Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm My Own Grandpaw
Produced and Arranged by Michael Skloff
Published by Colgens - EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Tom Arnold and Rolanda Watts
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User Reviews

It's funny
31 March 1999 | by (LA) – See all my reviews

I can't help but admit that the movie is funny. It's still one of the stupidest movies I've ever seen but it's still funny. My favorite scene is when Tom Arnold is trying to hide as a bush and decides to hide as a bush he must think like a bush. He then becomes amazed that he is the first bush in history that can walk and talk. Idiotic? Sure, but it worked.


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