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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 ...
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

One of the film's US trailers is a spoof of the one for Rumble in the Bronx (1995), using the same music and inviting the audience to see the family "who do all their own stunts", which is a parody of the claim Jackie Chan does his own stunts. Both films were released by New Line Cinema in America. See more »

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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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Glamorous Actress: Some people think it's easy being a celebrity, but when they canceled my series "Malibu Beach Detective", I was just absolutely devastated.
[the "Applause" sign comes on and the audience applauds]
Late Night Show Host: Well, I'm sure everyone is very sympathetic for you. You've put so much work into such a fine series to have it taken off the air.
Glamorous Actress: As an artist, I was truly crushed.
[the "Applause" sign comes on again and the audience applauds]
Glamorous Actress: It was the most awful, shocking, heartbreaking thing that's ever happened ...
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The persons and events in this motion picture are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, events or space aliens is unintentional. No space aliens were harmed in any way during the making of this film. See more »

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References Animal House (1978) See more »

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I'm My Own Grandpaw
Written by Dwight Latham (as Dwight Lathem) and Moe Jaffe
Produced and Arranged by Michael Skloff
Published by Colgens - EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Tom Arnold and Rolonda Watts (as Rolanda Watts)
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Really not THAT bad!
15 January 2004 | by (New York,NY) – See all my reviews

I happened to catch THE STUPIDS on cable once and found myself laughing....and I really tryed NOT to! Yes its silly and stupid, but really its quite an enjoyable mess of silliness. If you are looking for a movie parents can watch with thier kids THE STUPIDS really isnt a bad choice. It may not win Tom Arnold any Oscars, but as far as his movies go this and NINE MONTHS are the best ones.


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