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The Three Stooges (2012)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Situation (as Michael Sorrentino)


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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No knuckleheads were harmed in the making of this film. See more »


Comedy | Family

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:

De tre idiotene  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,010,125, 15 April 2012, Wide Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie is split into three episodes, which have an introduction much like the Columbia Stooges shorts--a picture of each Stooge along with the name of the episode and with the same opening theme song. See more »


When Curly, Larry, Moe and Teddy are talking on the bridge, Teddy's clothes are completely dry even though his hair is still dripping wet. See more »


[first lines]
Sister Mary-Mengele: [an orphan says "We're not just orphans" as the orphans play a game of kick the can; Sister Mary-Mengele blows her whistle] Everybody inside! Come on, time for your chores!
Murph: But Sister Mary-Mengele, the game's tied! Can't we just play another couple of minutes? Please?
Sister Mary-Mengele: No, you can't. Now get inside! And pick up that soccer can and put it back in the equipment shed where it belongs!
Peezer: Wait a second, Sis, you gotta hear us out!
Murph: [sings] We didn't ask for this
Peezer: [sings] We didn't pray for this
Hipster Orphan: [...]
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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 #20.125 (2012) See more »


Si Señor Bob
Written and Performed by Papo Vasquez
Courtesy of Aperture Music
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User Reviews

This is EXACTLY how the 3 stooges should be made
14 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

Very rarely will I give a comedy movie a 10/10, but I just couldn't "slap" anything different on this movie. This is exactly how the 3 stooges would look in modern times. And it was hilarious. All the bad puns, the childish humour, the slapping, the hitting, science being thrown to the wind, it was all there.

The story is as follows; Moe, Larry, and Curly Joe have to come up with a substantial amount of money ($830,000 to be exact) to save the orphanage that raised them up as kids. To do so, they must go into the world and raise this money, by any means necessary.

On a side note, the plot of this movie closely resembles the 3 stooges Nintendo game from 1989 - in the game, the stooges must raise money save an orphanage. so possibly the writer took the idea from there.

With stars like Will sasso (who is quite famous for his MadTV skits as Kenny Rogers) Sofia Vergara (who is the modern day queen of cleavage) Jennifer Hudson, with a singing voice that can melt stone, and the Crew from Jersey Shore, this really is a family flick that the whole family will enjoy.

Folks, go see this movie, you will not be disappointed.

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