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The Three Stooges (2012)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 13 April 2012 (USA)
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While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality television show.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Hayes ... Larry
Will Sasso ... Curly
Chris Diamantopoulos ... Moe
Jane Lynch ... Mother Superior
Sofía Vergara ... Lydia
Jennifer Hudson ... Sister Rosemary
Craig Bierko ... Mac
Stephen Collins ... Mr. Harter
Larry David ... Sister Mary-Mengele
Kirby Heyborne ... Teddy
Carly Craig ... Mrs. Harter
Kate Upton ... Sister Bernice
Marianne Leone ... Sister Ricarda
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Monsignor Ratliffe
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino ... The Situation (as Michael Sorrentino)
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Storyline

Left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns at birth, three friends Moe, Larry and Curly spend their time eye poking and slapping each other all the day long. But when their orphanage suddenly goes bankrupt, the three Stooges set out to save it by journeying into the world to find a way to raise the money required. But their quest brings them into being used in a murder scheme and landing them into a popular reality show. Written by Blazer346

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Stupidity loves company. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for slapstick action violence, some rude and suggestive humor including language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bill Chott was in consideration to play Curly. See more »

Goofs

When Curly, Larry, Moe and Teddy are talking on the bridge, Teddy's clothes are completely dry even though his hair is still dripping wet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sister Mary-Mengele: [an orphan says "We're not just orphans" as the orphans play a game of kick the can; Sister Mary-Mengele blows her whistle] Everybody inside! Come on, time for your chores!
Murph: But Sister Mary-Mengele, the game's tied! Can't we just play another couple of minutes? Please?
Sister Mary-Mengele: No, you can't. Now get inside! And pick up that soccer can and put it back in the equipment shed where it belongs!
Peezer: Wait a second, Sis, you gotta hear us out!
Murph: [sings] We didn't ask for this
Peezer: [sings] We didn't pray for this
Hipster Orphan: [...]
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Crazy Credits

Right before the end credits, 2 actors posing as the Farrelly Brothers appear on screen to deliver a "Don't Try This At Home" announcement. Also, towards the end of the closing credits, there is a music video featuring The Three Stooges and 'Jennifer Hudson'. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical version was cut for a PG rating, to remove the following imitable techniques:
  • A vegetable peeler used on a man's head.
  • A cheese grater used on a man's foot.
  • Hair tongs used on a woman's tongue.
  • A man's head being shoved into a microwave.
  • A verbal reference to playing with matches.
The uncut version was rated 12 on video. See more »

Connections

References The Three Stooges (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Waste
Written by Mark Foster
Performed by Foster the People
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

 
Solid, Silly Fun
14 April 2012 | by SteveBVaSee all my reviews

This movie was a lot of fun. It remains very true to the Stooges form. So, if you are looking for some mindless laughs and a fun evening at the movies, you will enjoy this one from start to finish. Some of the reviewers here seem to have been looking for something more than this film ever promised.

If you are looking for an art house film, or an important and significant film, this one isn't it. If you are looking for a film to be as fresh as the stooges were in their time, this one stays too true to form to fit that bill. Slapstick, not sophistication is the hallmark of this film.

But if you understand the Stooges, and are just looking for some laughs, you can't go wrong here.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Three Stooges See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,010,125, 15 April 2012

Gross USA:

$44,338,224

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,819,301
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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