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The Three Stooges (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  24 April 2000 (USA)
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A biography of the Three Stooges, in which their careers and rise to fame is shown throughout the eyes of their leader, Moe Howard.

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In the late 1950s, Moe Howard, the leader of the Three Stooges, is at a low point of his life with his film career apparently over, and he won't earn a dime from the impending big profits when his films are shown on television. In addition, he is being pestered by a young television executive who wants his team for a live show at his city. Amidst all this, Moe can't help but think back to the past starting from the beginning of the team's career with Ted Healy and their break from him to eventually having a successful film career in shorts. Yet that can't obscure the tragedy of Jerome "Curly" Howard's stroke and death or the death of his other brother Shemp. While he reminisces, Moe must decide whether to gamble on whether there will be a new generation of fans who will let the team to enter a new phase of their career. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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At the opening of the scene in the train when Shemp Howard has a breakdown, a diesel locomotive horn can be heard. This would not have been possible until after World War II, when diesel locomotives were introduced; since they weren't steam-powered they couldn't use steam whistles and so used horns instead. See more »

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[first lines]
Young Moe: How old are you?
Young Shemp: Seventeen.
Young Moe: Come on, you're older than that.
Young Shemp: No, I got a birth certificate.
Young Moe: You couldn't get that dirty in seventeen years.
Young Moe: How 'about you, how old are you?
Young Jerome: I was seven. Three years in Sanford, Connecticut.
Young Moe: That makes you nine.
Young Jerome: Not 'til I get back to Connecticut...
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Affectionate biography of the slapstick masters
25 April 2000 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Some of the classic Three Stooges routines are lovingly and precisely recreated in this story of the real life Moe, Larry, Curly, Shemp, and Joe. The sad ups and downs of the master slapstick clowns are well portrayed by the cast.

Getting the timing of the comic bits down was craft enough, but we also get the heart and soul that made these people so enduring as artists. The finale is touching considering the terrible misuse and abuse that they suffered from greedy people seeking to get rich off their work. The final victory belongs to the Stooges who still reign as some of the great comic kings of America.


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