The Stupids (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Stupids (1996)




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Movie Info

This film is based on a series of children's books about a family that takes things very, very literally. In this film, the Stupids attempt to discover what happens to the garbage that disappears from their lawn every week (they think it has been stolen), and they accidentally save the world.

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Tom Arnold
as Stanley Stupid
Jessica Lundy
as Joan Stupid
Bug Hall
as Buster Stupid
Alex McKenna
as Petunia Stupid
Mark Metcalf
as Colonel
Matt Keeslar
as Lieutenant
Frankie Faison
as The Lloyd
Christopher Lee
as Evil Sender
Bob Keeshan
as Charles Sender
Jenny McCarthy
as Glamorous Actress
Scott Kraft
as Policeman
Victor Ertmanis
as Garbageman No. 1
Earl Williams
as Garbageman No. 2
George Chiang
as Chinese Waiter No. 1
Max Landis
as Graffiti Artist
Carol Ng
as Jade Palace Hostess
Arthur Eng
as Chinese Waiter No. 2
Jennifer Dean
as Meter Maid
Garry Robbins
as Extremely Tall Guy
Nicu Branzea
as Arms Buyer No. 1
Richard Crook
as Arms Buyer No. 2
Gurinder Chadha
as Reporter No. 1
Mick Garris
as Reporter No. 2
John Stoneham Jr.
as Green Alien
Ken Quinn
as Orange Alien
Gillian Vanderbugh
as Alien Stewardess
Harvey Atkin
as Deli Guy
David Cronenberg
as Postal Supervisor
Markus Parilo
as Special Forces Guy
as Gas Station Guy
as Explosive Guy
Walter Alza
as Taxi Driver
Robert Wise
as Stanley's Neighbor
Mo Kelso
as Airbag Woman
Sherry Miller
as Anchorwoman
Jeff Clarke
as Delivery Guy
Atom Egoyan
as TV Studio Guard
Wendy Hopkins
as TV Assistant Director
Jacqueline McLeod
as Make-Up Woman
David Ferry
as Late Night Show Host
Norman Jewison
as TV Director
Frederic Devancker
as French Chef
Rolonda Watts
as Talk Show Hostess
Gillo Pontecorvo
as Talk Show Guest No. 1
Nicholas Rice
as Talk Show Guest No. 2
Julie Champnella
as Talk Show Guest No. 3
Philip Akin
as Henchman No. 1
Kevin Conway
as Henchman No. 2
Carol Anderson
as Checkpoint Guard
Rick Avery
as Bad Guy
Fiona Highet
as Cop No. 1
Phillip Jarrett
as Cop No. 2
Jim Amross
as Cop No. 3
Wayne Ward
as Cop No. 4
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Critic Reviews for The Stupids

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

It's so screamingly unfunny it verges on the surreal.

November 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Really, didn't the title kind of leak the fore-thought to this mess?

April 8, 2005 | Rating: 1/5

The title says it all. Totally not funny.

November 6, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Now I was stupid watching this

September 17, 2002 | Rating: 1/5

Madcap fun. It's Tom Arnold's finest hour, though that's not saying much.

August 2, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

The humor of THE STUPIDS is a lot smarter than its title suggests

January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for The Stupids


A family of idiots go around doing idiotic, unfunny things. I couldn't stand it, it was so stupid!

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

haha yea thats exactly what the movie was.

Coxxie Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

Way better than it has any right to be.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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