The Stupids

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The Stupids ★½ 1995 (PG)

In the tradition of “Dumb and Dumber,” the aptly named Stupids—dad Stanley (Arnold), mom Joan (Lundy), brother Buster (Hall), and sis Petunia (McKenna)—blunder unwittingly into and out of dangerous adventures involving their garbage. Landing Arnold for the lead seems like the casting coup of the decade but the movie itself is shaky and uninspired. Based on the children's best-selling books. Keep a lookout for Captain Kangaroo (Keeshan) and numerous other cameos. 93m/C VHS, DVD . Tom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall, Alex McKenna, Mark Metcalf, Matt Keeslar, Frankie Faison, Christopher Lee, Bob Keeshan; Cameos: Robert Wise, Norman Jewison, Constantin Costa-Gavras, David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Gillo Pontecorvo; D: John Landis; W: Brent Forrester; C: Manfred Guthe; M: Christopher Stone. Golden Raspberries '96: Worst Actor (Arnold).

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