Harry and Lloyd are two good friends who happen to be really stupid. The duo set out on a cross country trip from Providence to Aspen, Colorado to return a briefcase full of money to its rightful owner, a beautiful woman named Mary Swanson. After a trip of one mishap after another, the duo eventually make it to Aspen. But the two soon realize that Mary and her briefcase are the least of their problems.Written by
The boy in the Pacific Bell commercial is actor Jonathan Brandis. See more »
When Harry and Lloyd start singing "Mockingbird," we see a front shot of the "gas man" getting annoyed and gritting his teeth. Then it switches to a side shot, and his annoyed expression is now different, instantly. See more »
Excuse me. Could you tell me how to get to the medical school? I'm supposed to be giving a lecture in 20 minutes, and my driver's a bit lost.
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The opening credits are full of spelling errors. For instance, "Prodoosed", "Durected" and "wrote" instead of "written". See more »
In the TV version, Lloyd says "Slap me sideways" instead of "Suck me sideways" and also, they delete the shower scene from the dream sequence, and the "schoolboy monologue" and the resulting verbal faux pas made by Lloyd See more »
... because the gags are so quickfire and chucked into the script with little thought as to whether they suit the plot (what plot?) or whether the characters would realistically say them. No matter for me, because I was laughing all the way through, but I can appreciate why some people might not like that.
Like I said, don't go into this looking for a plot, because there isn't really anything other than the most basic premise to satisfy the distributors. I personally found it refreshing that the movie asked no requirement of me other than that I be able to laugh. This I did, loudly and frequently.
A final note on who I consider to be the main star of the show. It ain't Carrey. Jim, of course, does what we expect him to do. However, it is Daniels - in an achingly funny turn - who surprises, and in doing so effortlessly steals the movie from under the nose of the rubberfaced loon standing beside him. It may have something to do with the fact that Harry is (marginally) the more subtle of the two characters.
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