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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

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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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Official Sites:

Official site

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sean Penn was cast as Larry Fine but dropped out to spend time with his family. See more »

Goofs

In the baby-changing scene, in which the trio is using diaper-less babies to hit each other with their urine, you can clearly see a diaper on the baby Moe is holding when he goes "Dirty Harry" on Curly. 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

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Soundtracks

Take A Chance
Written and Performed by William Goodrum (as Billy Goodrum)
Courtesy of Manonash Music
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This depiction of The Three Stooges in a modern day setting portrayed by other actors is a fun tribute to them
14 April 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

You know, when I read that Peter and Bobby Farrelly were going to make a movie starring actors impersonating The Three Stooges, I was a little skeptical especially when the announced stars were people like Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro. But they calmed down and instead cast actors like Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, and Chris Diamantopoulos who did fine in acting exactly like Larry, Curly, and Moe, respectively, when portraying the legendary comics. And while there's somewhat of a sentimental plot involving some orphan kids, it never goes in treacly territory as there's always some wonderfully staged slapstick scenes that undercuts that. Oh, and there's also some hilarious scenes involving the cast of "Jersey Shore". In summary, this version of The Three Stooges is highly recommended for anyone not minding seeing this legendary comedy team played by other actors or anyone who haven't even heard of them yet and wants to see more of them.


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