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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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All pain, no brain. 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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Trivia

Jeff Daniels, James Marsden, Woody Harrelson and Matt Besser were considered for the role of Larry. See more »

Goofs

Ted refuses to give the trio the $830,000 needed to save the orphanage because he blames the orphanage for the things that went wrong in his life; from being sent to military school to his murder plot. One, the orphanage could never predict such things would happen at the time he was adopted, and two, Teddy seemed to not have any problems coming to that exact same orphanage later with Ling to adopt Murph, Peezer, and Weezer. 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

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Osmosis Jones (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Stooge Emblem (Main Title)
Written by Louis Silvers (as Lou Silvers)
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User Reviews

 
Farrellys does Stooges
16 August 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Larry (Sean Hayes), Curly (Will Sasso), and Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos) are the Three Stooges. The Farrelly brothers takes on this high risk project with little possible rewards. If it goes wrong, the Farrellys will be ridiculed (as they do from some quarters). And how much reward would they get for making a Three Stooges movie anyways? In general, the three guys do a great mimicry job. The story starting with the orphanage which had good heart. The main problem is the oddball murder plot. It's way too serious to do slap sticks on. All in all, these are likable characters and they have good fun. The Farrelly brothers comedic credentials survives another day.


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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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