Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices. He loses his Public Access Cable Television Show, must beg his manipulative overbearing boss for his job back, rehabilitate his alcoholic father and drug abuser brother, and support his over-weight mother and sister in their lack of ability in handling their relationships with their husbands. Stuart is supported by his 12 step sponsors as a he regresses back to his negative behaviors each time he faces these challenges.
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You'll laugh because it's not your family. You'll cry because it is.
Did You Know?
Al Franken used his real-life experience with 12-step programs in expanding on the Stuart Smalley character from SNL to a feature-length film. See more
When Stuart is reliving his recurring dream about saving his father's life, you can see the top of the airbag while the stunt man is falling from the roof. See more
[Stuart serves a patron in a restaurant
Have you had enough time to look at the menu?
We've had enough time to memorize the menu.
I'm sorry, I'm having a personal crisis. Can I take your order?
For my wife, the Penne Arrabiata; and I will try the oso buoco.
You know, the oso buko is extremely fatty. You might want to try...
I'll TRY the oso buko. And also the mixed baby field greens.
On the side?
Written by Jay Livingston
& Ray Evans
Performed by Rachel Sweet
Produced by Marc Shaiman See more
12 April 1995 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Stuart Saves His Family
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Opening Weekend USA: $371,898,
16 April 1995
Gross USA: $912,082
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $912,082
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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