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Idiocracy (2006)

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Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

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Mike Judge

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Mike Judge (story), Mike Judge (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Joe Bauers
Maya Rudolph ... Rita
Dax Shepard ... Frito
Terry Crews ... President Camacho (as Terry Alan Crews)
Anthony 'Citric' Campos ... Secretary of Defense
David Herman ... Secretary of State
Sonny Castillo Sonny Castillo ... Prosecutor
Kevin McAfee Kevin McAfee ... Bailiff (as Kevin S. McAfee)
Robert Musgrave ... Sgt. Keller
Michael McCafferty ... Officer Collins (as Mike McCafferty)
Christopher Ryan Christopher Ryan ... Hospital Technician (as Ryan Melton)
Justin Long ... Doctor
Heath Jones Heath Jones ... Cop #1
Eli Muñoz Eli Muñoz ... Horny Guy
Patrick Fischler ... Yuppie Husband
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Officer Collins has been spearheading one of the US Army's most secretive experiments to date: the Human Hibernation Project. If successful, the project would store its subjects indefinitely until they are needed most. Their first test subject - Joe Bauers - was not chosen for his superiority. Instead, he's chosen because he's the most average guy in the armed services. But scandal erupts after the experiment takes place - the base is closed, and the president denies any knowledge of the project - Unfortunately, Joe doesn't wake up in a year, he wakes up in 500 years. But during that time human evolution has taken a dramatic downturn. After waking up, Joe takes a prison-assigned IQ test and finds that he's the smartest guy alive. Awaiting a full presidential pardon if he can solve one of the country's biggest problems - the dwindling plant population, Joe races against time to solve this problem. But he alienates half the country in the process. Can he make things right and escape a ... Written by halo1k

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Rated R for language and sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The riff played by the guitar army during the rehabilitation scene is a rendition of "The Changeling" by The Doors. See more »

Goofs

When the camera lands, it is in a row of sprouted plants with another in the background. When Frito picks up the camera, the row the camera is on and the row on either side are barren - Frito has to go two rows over to film the plants. See more »

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Narrator: As the 21st century began, human evolution was at a turning point. Natural selection, the process by which the strongest, the smartest, the fastest, reproduced in greater numbers than the rest, a process which had once favored the noblest traits of man, now began to favor different traits. Most science fiction of the day predicted a future that was more civilized and more intelligent. But as time went on, things seemed to be heading in the opposite direction. A dumbing down. How ...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a scene in which Upgrayedd arrives into the future to look for Rita. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.34 (2019) See more »

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Whiskey and Rye
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Fun but I choke on the laughter...
1 March 2016 | by nadahtSee all my reviews

When I first popped this movie in I really did't know what I was in for. What I though would be a fun romp turned out to be about as scary as 1984. Who knew?

The plot is very silly, cartoony if you will, and Futurama, I'm looking at you. So yeah, there's an experiment that goes Horribly Wrong and our heroes wakes up in the far future.

Now take a look at society today: reality TV, Donald Trump running for president, ketchup is a vegetable, the "look at me" culture. And turn in up to 11. That's this movie for you - a f-ing scary dystopia which I would have laughed my ass off from in the early 90's but today, it's just scary.

But it's still a fun and silly movie, it gives me tons of laughs. But I kinda choke on it. Add this to your list of great dystopian tales.


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Language:

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Release Date:

25 January 2007 (Germany) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$124,367, 3 September 2006

Gross USA:

$444,093

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$495,303
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