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The Stupids (1996)

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An incredibly dull-witted family unknowingly stumble upon an illegal weapons deal while on the trail of their "stolen" garbage.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stanley Stupid
... Joan Stupid
... Buster Stupid
... Petunia Stupid
... Colonel Neidermeyer
... Lieutenant Neal
... Policeman
Victor Ertmanis ... Garbageman #1
Earl Williams ... Garbageman #2
... Chinese Waiter #1
... Graffiti Artist
Carol Ng ... Jade Palace Hostess
Arthur Eng ... Chinese Waiter #2
Jennifer Dean ... Meter Maid
... Extremely Tall Guy
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Storyline

When the Stupids, an average suburban American family, discover that their garbage was "stolen" out of the can, they begin the investigation of that "conspiracy". Written by Anonymous

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Tom Arnold is Stupid - (Stanley Stupid) See more »

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Comedy | Adventure

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Rated PG for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 August 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eine Familie zum Kotzen  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,593,929, 1 September 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,415,593, 15 September 1996
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Stanley and Petunia walk into the auditorium and think they've died, is a reference to the book "The Stupids Die", where the entire family experiences a blackout, and think they've died. See more »

Goofs

The garbage truck stops only for the Stupid's garbage can, and ignores the others. See more »

Quotes

Talk Show Hostess: Have you ever thought that you came from a strange or unusual family? Well, after you meet our guests, you might want to adjust your standards.
Talk Show Guest #1: I divorced my wife in order to marry her daughter.
Talk Show Guest #2: I married a siamese twin and had an affair with her sister.
Talk Show Guest #3: I've been engaged to three of my cousins.
Stanley Stupid: I'm, well, to tell you the truth, I'm my own Grandpa.
Talk Show Hostess: You're your own Grandpa? Well, for some of us who don't understand this, can you explain?
Stanley Stupid: Well, yes. It's quite simple, really.
[sings]
Stanley Stupid: Many many ...
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Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Garota de Ipanema
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes
Produced and Arranged by Geoff Koch and Randall Crissman
Published by Duchess Music Corporation (BMI)
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It's funny
31 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

I can't help but admit that the movie is funny. It's still one of the stupidest movies I've ever seen but it's still funny. My favorite scene is when Tom Arnold is trying to hide as a bush and decides to hide as a bush he must think like a bush. He then becomes amazed that he is the first bush in history that can walk and talk. Idiotic? Sure, but it worked.


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