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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
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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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:

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

The scene where Stanley and Petunia walk into the auditorium and think they've died is a reference to the book "The Stupids Die" where the entire family experiences a blackout and think they've died. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Stupid jumps into the elevator at the museum, a large corner of the green safety mat she jumps onto can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Talk Show Hostess: Have you ever thought that you came from a strange or unusual family? Well, after you meat our guests, you might want to adjust your standards.
Talk Show Guest #1: I divorced my wife in order to marry her daughter.
Talk Show Guest #2: I married a siamese twin and had an affair with her sister.
Talk Show Guest #3: I've been engaged to three of my cousins.
Stanley Stupid: I'm, well, to tell you the truth, I'm my own Grandpa.
Talk Show Hostess: You're your own Grandpa? Well, for some of us who don't understand this, can you explain?
Stanley Stupid: Well, yes. It's quite simple, really.
[sings]
Stanley Stupid: Many many ...
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Trust in the Lloyd. See more »

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Referenced in The Pool Boys (2011) 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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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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