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Dumb and Dumber (1994)

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

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Detective Dale
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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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If they each had half a brain, together they would still only have half a brain. See more »

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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

Jeff Daniels reportedly earned the role of Harry after the Farrelly Brothers remembered him from a Pepto Bismol commercial. See more »

Goofs

During the snowball fight it is snowing/not snowing between shots. 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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.189 (2011) See more »

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Permanent Vacation
Performed & Written by Tom Wolfe
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Will most likely continue to be the funniest movie of all time.
1 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

Dumb and Dumber is a stupid movie, but what some people don't understand is that is what it is supposed to be! It's about two completely pathetic, dumb, and hopeless guys who do nothing but make complete fools of themselves. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels give the greatest comedic performances and form the best duo that has ever graced a screen. Every scene, every sentence they speak, and every body movement is pure genius. The way that each of them deliver their lines makes this movie an all time classic that will never get old. I never understood how someone could not like this movie. The only explanation I could have is they think they are too "intelligent" for a "dumb movie" like this. What they don't even understand that it's not the jokes or gags that make this movie so great, it is all in the performances. To those of you who do not like this movie please give it another try and watch Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels play the roles that they were meant to play.


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