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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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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Meet the world's simplest family! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The scene where Stanley (Tom Arnold) and Petunia (Alex McKenna) 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

When the Stupids set off to Warehouse 21, they leave when the sun is up. You see their car pass under a bridge with a sign reading "Warehouse 21 5 Miles" but when they arrive at the warehouse, it is the dead of night. See more »

Quotes

Stanley's Neighbor: Hey Stanley, I haven't seen you much this weekend. What have you been doing?
Stanley Stupid: Oh you know, had breakfast, read the paper, saved the world.
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Spoofs Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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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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OK, I'll admit it... I loved it!
26 September 1998 | by malictusSee all my reviews

The Stupids is one of those movies that about 97% of the people in the world will think is, well, stupid. The other 3% (including me) will think it is one of the funniest movies they have ever seen! Here's a sample: a couple of Stupids are in a room when the lights suddenly go out. What happened? The Stupids assume, of course that they must be dead! If that makes you laugh, go see this movie. Otherwise, stay away!


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

30 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stupids 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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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