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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
Brady Bluhm ... 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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Runtime:

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Following the release of this movie, Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly did get married in real life, but the marriage only lasted a year. See more »

Goofs

At the airport, how were Mary, and then Lloyd, able to go to the airport terminal where Mary's plane was without ever going through airport security? 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 »

Connections

Referenced in That's So Raven: Numb and Numb-er (2004) See more »

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Country Adagio
Performed & Written by Ian Hughes
Courtesy of Audio Action
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A movie that lives up to its title
17 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

When this first came out in 1994, wild horses couldn't drag me to the theater to see it. Why? Preconceived notions. Thank goodness for Cable TV, or I never would have seen this film. I like it, it makes me laugh.

This is not a masterpiece. This is not an academy award winning film, not a film of strategic plots, this is as sophomoric as it gets -- and that's fine with me. Sometimes, ya gotta escape. This'll do it.

The title says it all. Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey are perfect for their roles, every time I watch this film uncut, I am laughing. I was always thinking, "How dumb can you get?" And in the next frame it gets dumber.

This is one of those films you just have fun with. Either you like this kind of humor or you don't. But the world is in such turmoil, this is a welcomed, stupid, silly, break that hits just the right spot. I find it "stupid-funny" beyond belief.


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