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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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Cast

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Lieutenant Neal
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Policeman
Victor Ertmanis ...
Garbageman #1
Earl Williams ...
Garbageman #2
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Chinese Waiter #1
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Graffiti Artist
Carol Ng ...
Jade Palace Hostess
Arthur Eng ...
Chinese Waiter #2
Jennifer Dean ...
Meter Maid
Garry Robbins ...
Extremely Tall Guy
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When the Stupids, an average suburban American family, discover that their garbage was "stolen" out of the can, they begin the investigation of that "conspiracy". Written by Anonymous

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Tom Arnold is Stupid - (Stanley Stupid) See more »

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Comedy | Adventure

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Rated PG for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 August 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eine Familie zum Kotzen  »

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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

Tim Allen and Jack Nicholson were considered for the role of Stanley Stupid. See more »

Goofs

When the crossbow is shot at the Stupids the cable or string used for the effect can be seen in front of Buster before and after the arrow lands into the pole. 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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Trust in the Lloyd. See more »

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References Animal House (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Garota de Ipanema
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes
Produced and Arranged by Geoff Koch and Randall Crissman
Published by Duchess Music Corporation (BMI)
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Not as stupid as I thought
11 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

I'm a little ashamed to admit that I really liked this movie. Maybe it's because I went into it with such low expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's just so silly, and the characters didn't annoy me, and it was all very colorful and cartoonish-looking. I smiled and laughed through the whole thing. And I plan to buy the soundtrack because I have to have a copy of the song, "I'm My Own Grandpaw." So if you're ever flipping through the channels and you notice it's on, I recommend watching it (at least for a few minutes).


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