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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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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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The Fate Of The World Is In Their Hands... Oops! 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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Eine Familie zum Kotzen  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,593,929, 1 September 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,415,593, 15 September 1996
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DIRECTOR TRADEMARK (John Landis): (See You Next Wednesday): On the back of the bus, to which the kids chain their bikes. See more »

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When Stanley puts the key in the glove box it is a small key chain. After they switch places and Joan turns the key in the glove box it is a larger key chain. See more »

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Joan Stupid: Oh dear I left the garbage out over night.
Stanley Stupid: [looking inside cans] Oh no. Someone's stolen our garbage again.
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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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It's funny
31 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

I can't help but admit that the movie is funny. It's still one of the stupidest movies I've ever seen but it's still funny. My favorite scene is when Tom Arnold is trying to hide as a bush and decides to hide as a bush he must think like a bush. He then becomes amazed that he is the first bush in history that can walk and talk. Idiotic? Sure, but it worked.


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