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The Three Stooges (2012)

 -  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 TV show.

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Left on the doorstep of an orphanage run 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 Larry, Curly and Moe, 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 TV reality 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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$17,010,125 (USA) (13 April 2012)

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

The directors--or, rather, two actors playing the directors--reveal at the end of the film how the physical comedy was done. Similarly, in real life The Three Stooges went on television several times, after incidents of children hurting each other while imitating the Stooges' eye-poke, head slaps, etc., to reveal how to eye-poke without hurting anyone. See more »

Goofs

After the car explodes in the lake, Teddy and the Three Stooges are talking on a bridge. Teddy's face is initially dirty with a black substance (mud? soot?). As they talk and the scene continues to cut back to Teddy, his face successively becomes cleaner until there is very little dirt on his face. Then, at the final cut of the scene, his face is completely dirty again. See more »

Quotes

Murph: Who won the poker game last night?
Moe: Eh, Peezer wiped us out.
Murph: Peezer? But he's 7.
Larry: Yeah but he wears those dark sunglasses, so you can't tell what he's thinking.
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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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Referenced in Sonny with a Chance: Random Acts of Disrespect (2010) See more »

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3 Stooges
Written by Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton and Ron Asheton
Performed and Produced by The Stooges
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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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