After a woman leaves a briefcase at the airport terminal, a dumb limo driver and his dumber friend set out on a hilarious cross-country road trip to Aspen to return it.

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Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly (uncredited)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Lloyd
Jeff Daniels ... Harry
Lauren Holly ... Mary
Mike Starr ... Joe Mentalino
Karen Duffy ... J.P. Shay
Charles Rocket ... Nicholas Andre
Victoria Rowell ... Athletic Beauty
Joe Baker Joe Baker ... Barnard
Hank Brandt Hank Brandt ... Karl Swanson
Teri Garr ... Helen Swanson
Brady Bluhm ... Billy
Cam Neely ... Sea Bass
Felton Perry ... Detective Dale
Brad Lockerman Brad Lockerman ... Bobby
Rob Moran ... 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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What the one doesn't have, the other is missing. See more »

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Comedy

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Lloyd Christmas has a hair style similar to Moe Howard of the Three Stooges. The Farelly brothers who directed this film would go on to direct the 2012 film The Three Stooges. See more »

Goofs

The Cadillac limo Lloyd is driving at the beginning is from the early 1980s and would have no airbag. The steering wheel is obviously not equipped with one in the shots either. After Lloyd drops off Mary at the airport, he gets back in the car and the wheel has been swapped with an airbag-style one for the scene where it deploys (with an inflated garbage bag of some sort). See more »

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[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 opening credits are full of spelling errors. For instance, "Prodoosed", "Durected" and "wrote" instead of "written". See more »

Alternate Versions

In the TV version the scene where Harry, Lloyd and Mary are on the bed at gunpoint and Harry are fighting, Lloyd tells Harry where to sign: "Right on my sandwich after you kiss it!", as opposed to the movie where he says "Right on my ass after you kiss it!" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Homicide: Life on the Street: Fire: Part 1 (1995) See more »

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Trumpet Voluntary
Written by Jeremiah Clarke
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I liked it, others may not...
28 November 2001 | by Howlin WolfSee 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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Release Date:

16 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Power Tool Is Not a Toy See more »

Filming Locations:

845 W 24th St, Ogden, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,363,442, 18 December 1994

Gross USA:

$127,175,374

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$247,275,374
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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