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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
George Chiang ...
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

John Landis: [SYNW] On the back of the bus that the kids chain their bikes to. 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 car has exploded right when he swatted a bee on it with his shoe]
Stanley Stupid: Now that's a well-made shoe.
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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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Smart Comedy for Stupid People
28 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie I was about 14 years old and nearly died laughing. Ten years later years I still burst my sides from this witty film. Now I'm not big on Tom Arnold as an actor but he definitely makes the perfect Stanley Stupid. Besides from a few cheezy parts like the very poorly computer animated pet dog & cat this movie is pure conspiracy theory comedic genius. There are so many hilarious jokes that somehow move the plot along... 8 wheels beats 4 wheels, 10-1-1 over 9-1-1, the Lloyd, "Man-Bush" come on people! I can't believe anyone could actually consider this one of this worst movies ever made. Go ahead and spend another 5 bucks & purchase the film (buying it new might be cheaper than renting it), get over the PG rating and laugh your @$*%! off at this hilarious comedy!!


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