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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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Graffiti Artist
Carol Ng ...
Jade Palace Hostess
Arthur Eng ...
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Jennifer Dean ...
Meter Maid
Garry Robbins ...
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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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dimwit | alien | studio | museum | delivery | See All (11) »

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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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30 August 1996 (USA)  »

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$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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Tim Allen and Jack Nicholson were considered for the role of Stanley Stupid. See more »

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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

[thinking they've died and gone to Heaven]
Stanley: Hail to thee, Oh Lord.
The Lloyd: Actually, it's pronounced 'Lloyd'.
Stanley: [to Petunia] All these years we've been saying it wrong.
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Trust in the Lloyd. See more »

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Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 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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Stupid it may be....stupid its SUPPOSED to be!
20 September 2002 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Well guys, sorry to disappoint so many of you, but I thought this was one funny movie. I agree totally with a couple of reviewers who commented that you need to have on the right "mind-set" at the time. You need to have also a sense of the absurd here, if not the insane!

Landis is having a go at everyone and everyTHING in this ode to cinematic oafishness. He gets away with murder here, whereas Brian Levant who persists in trying to offer disastrously unfunny "family comedy" like THE FLINTSTONES simply falls over his own Director's chair.

I just about wet myself the first time I heard Arnold break out into his musical monologue "I AM MY OWN GRANDPA" That has to be one of the funniest things I have ever seen on the big screen. If you can't laugh at that - you're dead...or terminal!

Sure, its not for everyone - neither was SIGNS though!


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