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Dumb and Dumber (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 16 December 1994 (USA)
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The cross-country adventures of 2 good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lloyd
... Harry
... Mary
... Joe Mentalino
... J.P. Shay
... Nicholas Andre
... Athletic Beauty
Joe Baker ... Barnard
Hank Brandt ... Karl Swanson
... Helen Swanson
... Billy
... Sea Bass
... Detective Dale
Brad Lockerman ... Bobby
... Bartender
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Storyline

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 Sam

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For Harry and Lloyd every day is a no-brainer. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for off-color humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Power Tool Is Not a Toy  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,363,442, 18 December 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$127,175,354

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$247,275,374
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The feature film debut for Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly. They said years later that the main reason they got the job was that Jim Carrey's breakthrough film role in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) had been directed by someone who had never done a feature film before (Tom Shadyac) and after a positive first meeting with the Farrellys, Carrey decided to give them the job in hopes of replicating that success. See more »

Goofs

In the bar, Lloyd grabs the bartender with one hand but the next shot shows him grabbing him with the other hand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lloyd Christmas: 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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Crazy Credits

The song "Mockingbird" is listed as "performed by Lloyd & Harry". See more »

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Referenced in ReGenesis: Dim & Dimmer (2006) See more »

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Country Adagio
Performed & Written by Ian Hughes
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I liked it, others may not...
28 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

... 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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