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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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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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Stupidity loves company. See more »



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:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


At first glance one might think it's a mistake that many of the nuns didn't age at all during the course of the movie. It's more likely that it's all part of the joke since the original Stooge shorts were made on the cheap and the directors would have never bothered with details like that. See more »


Larry: Why isn't she in a hospital?
Mother Superior: Well...
Sister Mary-Mengele: I'll tell you why. Because we don't have any medical insurance.
Larry: Well, you should get some. Just call that little green alligator guy.
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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 »


Referenced in Half in the Bag: Silent House and John Carter (2012) See more »


Stooge Emblem (Main Title)
Written by Louis Silvers (as Lou Silvers)
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User Reviews

Solid, Silly Fun
14 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was a lot of fun. It remains very true to the Stooges form. So, if you are looking for some mindless laughs and a fun evening at the movies, you will enjoy this one from start to finish. Some of the reviewers here seem to have been looking for something more than this film ever promised.

If you are looking for an art house film, or an important and significant film, this one isn't it. If you are looking for a film to be as fresh as the stooges were in their time, this one stays too true to form to fit that bill. Slapstick, not sophistication is the hallmark of this film.

But if you understand the Stooges, and are just looking for some laughs, you can't go wrong here.

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