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Stoogemania (1985)

PG | | Comedy | June 1986 (USA)
Howard F. Howard idolizes The Three Stooges since childhood. His friends and family are worried, and consider having him committed to a mental asylum.

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Chuck Workman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Mostel ... Howard F. Howard
Melanie Chartoff ... Beverly
Sid Caesar ... Doctor Fixyer Mindyer
Joshua John Miller ... Young Howard (as Josh Miller)
Thom Sharp ... Bob Smoynek
Nancy Lenehan ... Connie Smoynek
Jeremy Workman ... Smoynek Son
Patrick DeSantis Patrick DeSantis ... Moe Jr.
Mark Holton ... Son of Curly
Armin Shimerman ... Larry II
Paul 'Mousie' Garner ... Arcade Owner
Victoria Jackson ... Nurse Grabatit
Tony Goodstone Tony Goodstone ... Mr. Crull
Ronald E. House Ronald E. House ... Stooge Hills Director (as Ron House)
Alan Shearman ... Justice of the Peace
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Storyline

The film centers on Howard F. Howard, an overweight everyman. Engaged to Beverly, the woman of his dreams, Howard has one problem - an overactive fixation with The Three Stooges. Everywhere Howard goes, he sees Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard intruding on his life. Determined to overcome his fixation, Howard and Beverly prepare for their wedding. But on his way to the ceremony, Howard descends into Stoogemania and finds himself walking into the city streets with other Stoogemaniacs. His only hope is commitment to the Stooge Hills sanitarium, under the care of a renowned psychologist, until the inmates take over the asylum on graduation day. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Knuckleheads of the world unite! See more »

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hollywoodin hullu See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono

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Black and White (colorized)| Color
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Trivia

In an inside joke, the sanitarium's interns are named Gower and Gulch. Gower Gulch was the nickname given to the buildings that housed Columbia Pictures' short subject department during the 1930s and 1940s. See more »

Connections

Features Malice in the Palace (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Stooge Row
Written and Performed by Hummie Mann and Gary Tigerman
Performed by Gary Tigerman
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a good movie
30 December 2005 | by kylebarkerlgiSee all my reviews

I know I'm in the minority here, but I really liked it. The ways in which stooge clips are inserted is very good, the movie has great original music. Curly enthusiasts will be disappointed in the fact that three of the four films used are Shemps, but overall it's a funny and even sometimes poignant comedy. Josh Mostel is perfect in the lead, and the ensemble of stooge enthusiasts and impersonators he meets on the street and at "Stooge Hills" (the world's first "stoogeatorium", devoted exclusively to the treatment of the "mental illness" known as stoogemania) is very entertaining.

Real Stooge historians will appreciate a brief appearance by the late Paul "Mousie" Garner as the arcade owner. You see the Stooge Hills authorities corner him and say in an intimidating tone "Hello there...MOUSE!", to which Mouse replies "Goodbye!" and runs, or rather does the "funky chicken" out of harm's way.


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