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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)
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Left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns at birth, three friends Moe, Larry and Curly spend their time eye poking and slapping each other all the day long. But when their orphanage suddenly goes bankrupt, the three Stooges set out to save it by journeying into the world to find a way to raise the money required. But their quest brings them into being used in a murder scheme and landing them into a popular reality show. Written by Blazer346

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Comedy

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

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13 April 2012 (USA)  »

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De tre idiotene  »

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

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

Sean Penn was cast as Larry Fine but dropped out to spend time with his family. See more »

Goofs

When the Stooges are in the hospital's baby room the clock is at twenty before four but when they are being chased by the police a few minutes later it is twenty after three. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Hiya, Snook. I got you a present.
Snooki: Really?
Moe: Yeah. Go on, open it.
[Snooki opens the box and Moe pokes her in the eye]
Snooki: Ow!
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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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Featured in Maltin on Movies: The Cabin in the Woods (2012) See more »

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Take A Chance
Written and Performed by William Goodrum (as Billy Goodrum)
Courtesy of Manonash Music
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This depiction of The Three Stooges in a modern day setting portrayed by other actors is a fun tribute to them
14 April 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

You know, when I read that Peter and Bobby Farrelly were going to make a movie starring actors impersonating The Three Stooges, I was a little skeptical especially when the announced stars were people like Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro. But they calmed down and instead cast actors like Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, and Chris Diamantopoulos who did fine in acting exactly like Larry, Curly, and Moe, respectively, when portraying the legendary comics. And while there's somewhat of a sentimental plot involving some orphan kids, it never goes in treacly territory as there's always some wonderfully staged slapstick scenes that undercuts that. Oh, and there's also some hilarious scenes involving the cast of "Jersey Shore". In summary, this version of The Three Stooges is highly recommended for anyone not minding seeing this legendary comedy team played by other actors or anyone who haven't even heard of them yet and wants to see more of them.


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