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The Three Stooges (2012)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  13 April 2012 (USA)
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While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality television show.

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The Situation (as Michael Sorrentino)


Left on the doorstep of an orphanage managed by nuns, newborns Moe, Larry and Curly grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. Now their childhood home may have to close due to financial difficulties. But Moe, Larry and Curly employed as the foster home's inept maintenance men, are determined to come to the rescue. Only the Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot - while stumbling into starring roles in a phenomenally successful reality television show. Written by Press kit

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Rated PG for slapstick action violence, some rude and suggestive humor including language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 April 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los tres chiflados  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$17,010,125 (USA) (13 April 2012)


$44,328,238 (USA) (10 August 2012)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Richard Jenkins was rumored for a role. See more »


During the hospital scene when the Stooges jump off the roof of the hospital and fall directly on Teddy you see Moe land on the curb. As he lands you can see the switch from human to plastic doll. See more »


Mother Superior: Like Moses in the desert, I believe the Lord will guide them. Because they're pure of heart.
Sister Mary-Mengele: And dim of wit.
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Crazy Credits

Right before the end credits, 2 actors posing as the Farrelly Brothers appear on screen to deliver a "Don't Try This At Home" announcement. Also, towards the end of the closing credits, there is a music video featuring The Three Stooges and 'Jennifer Hudson'. See more »


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The Time is Just Right for this Remake
14 April 2012 | by (Westminster, CA, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I'm pushing 60. I've been a fan of the original Three Stooges for almost my whole life. Got all the DVDs. Read most of the books. In all that time, I have seen many imitators of all 6 Stooge-members, including Moe, Larry, Curly, Shemp, Joe Besser and Curly Joe deRita. In these guys (Hayes, Sasso & Diamondapoulos), I've never seen anyone come nearly as close to the original Larry Curly & Moe. And that includes the three actors who portrayed the boys in the 2000 TV-movie bio-pic. But it isn't just that. It's the Writing and Directing of the Farrelly brothers here that really does the trick. The funniest things the original comedy trio did were the rapid-fire slapping, poking and punching, set to hilariously beautiful sound-effects. That is all presented here, perhaps even more often than in the original short films of the '30s & '40s. The time is just right for all this. This is another nostalgia trip for baby-boomers like me and so many others today. Presented in the form of one continuous 90-minute story divided into three 30-minute "short films," even the pace is perfect. I was a little leary of the brothers' apparent "need" to include Jersey Shore cast-members into the film, but that decision turned out okay. Loved this hilarious, fast-paced comedy film. ***1/2 out of ****

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