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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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?


The song playing when the infant Stooges are dropped at the orphanage is "Road Runner" by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. Richman is one of the street guitarists in There's Something About Mary (1998), also directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly. See more »


Ted refuses to give the trio the $830,000 needed to save the orphanage because he blames the orphanage for the things that went wrong in his life; from being sent to military school to his murder plot. One, the orphanage could never predict such things would happen at the time he was adopted, and two, Teddy seemed to not have any problems coming to that exact same orphanage later with Ling to adopt Murph, Peezer, and Weezer. See more »


Moe: [points at Snooki's Guinness beer hat] Just because it says genius on her hat doesn't mean she is one.
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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 »


Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.122 (2012) See more »


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User Reviews

A faithful homage to a loved comedy group! Hilarious!
13 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

To go into this movie expecting the original stooges is ridiculous. The Stooges are long gone. Go into this movie expecting a loving tribute to the comedic powerhouse that was "The Three Stooges" and you will come out totally satisfied. All three actors are faithful and accurate in their imitation of the beloved characters. (I emphasize "IMITATION" because no-one can ever truly replace or replicate the originals.) The actors do a great job bringing the antics of the stooges into the modern day and civilization, while still sticking to the classic roots that made the stooges, "The Stooges". The director and everyone involved in the production of this film are obviously huge fans for working so hard to maintain the integrity of the franchise while modernizing it as well. All in all, a fantastic homage to a classic comedy routine.

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