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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.

Director:

John Landis

Writers:

James Marshall (characters), Harry Allard (characters) | 1 more credit »
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3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Arnold ... Stanley Stupid
Jessica Lundy ... Joan Stupid
Bug Hall ... Buster Stupid
Alex McKenna ... Petunia Stupid
Mark Metcalf ... Colonel Neidermeyer
Matt Keeslar ... Lieutenant Neal
Scott Kraft ... Policeman
Victor Ertmanis Victor Ertmanis ... Garbageman #1
Earl Williams Earl Williams ... Garbageman #2
George Chiang ... Chinese Waiter #1
Max Landis ... Graffiti Artist
Carol Ng Carol Ng ... Jade Palace Hostess
Arthur Eng Arthur Eng ... Chinese Waiter #2
Jennifer Dean Jennifer Dean ... Meter Maid
Garry Robbins ... 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

30 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine Familie zum Kotzen See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,593,929, 2 September 1996

Gross USA:

$2,491,989

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,491,989
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mark Metcalf's character, Colonel Neidermeyer, is a reprise of his role in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), despite the end of that movie stating that Neidermeyer was killed by his own troops in Vietnam. However, this can be explained as just a subtle nod at Metcalf's earlier role (the only way you can even see what name is on the name tag, is if you freeze the movie when the tag is close to the camera). See more »

Goofs

When the crossbow is shot at the Stupids the cable or string used for the effect can be seen in front of Buster before and after the arrow lands into the pole. See more »

Quotes

Joan Stupid: Stanley, you must beware of the Drive B.
Stanley Stupid: What's a Drive B?
Joan Stupid: We don't know, but whatever error you make with it could be fatal.
Stanley Stupid: [notices a bee landing on his steering wheel] What are you doing, you darn bee? Can't you see I'm trying to drive? Oh, my God! The drive bee!
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Trust in the Lloyd. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm My Own Grandpaw
Written by Dwight Latham (as Dwight Lathem) and Moe Jaffe
Produced and Arranged by Michael Skloff
Published by Colgens - EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Tom Arnold and Rolonda Watts (as Rolanda Watts)
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This is one funny movie
16 August 2003 | by rick-336See all my reviews

What a great time. I've seen this movie several times, and it's still as funny as ever. Lighten up folks. When they meet the Lloyd and go in the time machine, I just bust a gut. I've recommended this movie to others, and think everyone should just relax, put their brains in neutral and dive in. The ending falls apart, but the jokes are plenty. I've discovered one thing about comedies--the more people there are who hate them and think they aren't funny, the better I like them. And most people don't like this movie. That's okay--I'm glad they made it, so I could enjoy it. Still highly recommended.


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