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The Stupids (1996)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Adventure  |  30 August 1996 (USA)
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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
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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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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Meet the world's simplest family! 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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John Landis:  [SYNW]  On the back of the bus that the kids chain their bikes to. See more »

Goofs

When the Stupids set off to Warehouse 21, they leave when the sun is up. You see their car pass under a bridge with a sign reading "Warehouse 21 5 Miles" but when they arrive at the warehouse, it is the dead of night. See more »

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[Stanley's car has exploded right when he swatted a bee on it with his shoe]
Stanley Stupid: Now that's a well-made shoe.
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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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Thank the Lloyd some people get it...
19 June 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Come on people! Relax. If you rate this movie a 1, you either are trying to hate it or don't have a sense of humor.

It's not high art, but the deadpan acting is spot on, and if you really look at it, the writing in this script is far more complex and well crafted than most "gross out" comedies people seem to applaud.

While other comedies just string together some non-sequeters, this one has a tightly woven throughline, with one line of dialogue or action not only leading to the next, but so integral to the story that if you were to remove a gag or a character, the house of cards would collapse.

It is theater of the absurd and farce at it a high level.

And it is telling that some people who say this is the worst movie ever also say the Kentucky Fried Movie was a "miss" despite that film being the first of it's kind and leading to hundreds of films since that these same people probably loved.


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