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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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Garbageman #1
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Chinese Waiter #1
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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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They put the dumb back into 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

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

Stanley's Neighbor: Hey Stanley, I haven't seen you much this weekend. What have you been doing?
Stanley Stupid: Oh you know, had breakfast, read the paper, saved the world.
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Trust in the Lloyd. See more »

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References Animal House (1978) See more »

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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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vastly underrated
13 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Don't listen to the critics. "The Stupids" is one of my favorite movies, and I've seen close to 800 in the last few years. It's full of scenes that deserve to be classic, like the "I'm My Own Grandpa" musical number, the Stupids' encounter with The Lloyd, and "to be a bush, you've got to think like a bush..." It's worth watching more than once, for sure. It's tragically underappreciated. The plot has Stanley Stupid investigating the conspiracy to steal his garbage and accidentally blunders into an illegal arms deal, while also tracking down the evil Mr. Sender.


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