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Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  13 June 2003 (USA)
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Set back in the 80s when Harry met Lloyd in high school where they cross paths with a mean principal and a bunch of other outcasts much like themselves.



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It's the 1980s, and it's the moment that Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne meet. The two individuals are seen by many as 'special', and become best friends as soon as they meet. Principal Collins and his lover, the lunch lady Ms. Heller, want to make as much money out of scams, and their next idea is to create a special needs class. Ms. Heller is the teacher, and they have assigned Harry and Lloyd to round the special students up. School News Reporter Jessica is suspicious though, and desperately tries to find out the truth, even if it means gaining Harry and Lloyd's help. Written by FilmFanUK

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Before the first movie, there was high school. They missed the bus. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 June 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dumb & Dumber 2  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£673,202 (UK) (13 June 2003)


$53,800 (Netherlands) (15 August 2003)

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Did You Know?


Eric Christian Olsen was repeatedly denied the role of Lloyd because the producers thought he was "too good-looking". It was only after seeing some home-video footage of Eric in full make-up improvising a scene with already-cast Derek Richardson that they gave him the role. See more »


Mrs. Heller suggests that they base the Thanksgiving Parade float on George Washington crossing the Delaware. George Washington crossed the Delaware river around December 24th, about a month after Thanksgiving. See more »


Turk: [after Harry and Jessica and Harry finish talking] Hey Harry, did Jessica give you that banana in your pocket?
Harry Dunne: No, my mom did!
Turk: Gross!
Harry Dunne: [pulls out of pocket]
Harry Dunne: Want some?
Turk: [saying discustedly] NO!
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Outtakes are shown alongside the ending credits. See more »


Follows Dumb and Dumber (1995) See more »


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Written by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter (as Peter Carpenter)
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some actors, writers, and a director fail miserably at making something entertaining.
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This is the worst movie I have ever seen. I'm serious. Do yourself a favor and stay as far away from this movie as you can....ESPECIALLY if you are even just a small fan of the original movie. The actors are horrible, the plot is even worse, and the jokes are completely unoriginal. I am the biggest Dumb and Dumber fan, and when I saw this prequel, I would've rather been stabbed with a pitchfork and dumped in boiling hot wax than sit through the rest of the movie. It was just so disappointing. Of course, I didn't really have high hopes for it to begin with anyway. Instead of seeing this movie, just watch good old' Dumb and Dumber ONE a couple times.

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