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The Three Stooges (2000)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 24 April 2000
A biography of the Three Stooges, in which their careers and rise to fame is shown throughout the eyes of their leader, Moe Howard.

Director:

James Frawley

Writers:

Michael Fleming (book), Janet Roach (television story) | 2 more credits »
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Ben-Victor ... Moe Howard
Evan Handler ... Larry Fine
John Kassir ... Shemp Howard
Michael Chiklis ... Jerome 'Curly' Howard
Rachael Blake ... Helen Howard
Anna Lise Phillips ... Mabel Fine (as Anna-Lise Phillips)
Jeanette Cronin ... Gertrude Howard
Joel Edgerton ... Tom Cosgrove
Marton Csokas ... Ted Healy
Linal Haft ... Harry Cohn
Brandon Burke ... Harry Romm
Lewis Fitz-Gerald ... Jules White (as Lewis Fitzgerald)
Peter Callan ... Joe DeRita
Laurence Coy ... Joe Besser
Phillip Hinton Phillip Hinton ... Judge
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Storyline

In the late 1950s, Moe Howard, the leader of the Three Stooges, is at a low point of his life with his film career apparently over, and he won't earn a dime from the impending big profits when his films are shown on television. In addition, he is being pestered by a young television executive who wants his team for a live show at his city. Amidst all this, Moe can't help but think back to the past starting from the beginning of the team's career with Ted Healy and their break from him to eventually having a successful film career in shorts. Yet that can't obscure the tragedy of Jerome "Curly" Howard's stroke and death or the death of his other brother Shemp. While he reminisces, Moe must decide whether to gamble on whether there will be a new generation of fans who will let the team to enter a new phase of their career. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Their comedy made us laugh out loud. But their lives were pure drama. See more »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Paul Ben-Victor, John Kassir and Michael Chiklis have all been in superhero productions. Paul Ben-Victor was Jose Quesada in Daredevil (2003). John Kassir was Ray Palmer/ The Atom in the unaired Justice League of America pilot (1997). Michael Chiklis was Ben Grimm/ The Thing in Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) See more »

Goofs

Modern glass sliding doors can be seen at the front of the Seattle Central Station. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Moe: How old are you?
Young Shemp: Seventeen.
Young Moe: Come on, you're older than that.
Young Shemp: No, I got a birth certificate.
Young Moe: You couldn't get that dirty in seventeen years.
Young Moe: How 'about you, how old are you?
Young Jerome: I was seven. Three years in Sanford, Connecticut.
Young Moe: That makes you nine.
Young Jerome: Not 'til I get back to Connecticut...
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Connections

References Disorder in the Court (1936) See more »

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I Loved It
15 August 2001 | by aesgaard41See all my reviews

What movie could concievable take the Stooges we know and love and bring them into the real world - this one. It's a very heart warming film into the boys we thought we knew and a fresher look at the Hollywood of their day. Paul, Evan and Michael recreate the Stooges routines perfectly and even uncannily look like them in some scenes. I think they'd be a great trio to remake the old episodes for the next century even with John Kassir popping up as Shemp!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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