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The Stupids (1996)

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 ...
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Chinese Waiter #1
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Meter Maid
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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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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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The garbage truck stops only for the Stupid's garbage can, and ignores the others. See more »

Quotes

[When noticing a letter with "Return to Sender" on it]
Stanley: Who is this Sender and what is he doing with other people's mail?
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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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