The Stupids


1h 33m 1996

Brief Synopsis

When Stanley Stupid and his spirited wife Joan wake up to find their garbage stolen right out of the can--again--Stanley vows not to take it anymore! Is nothing sacred? But oh what a tangled web we weave when we are a Stupid. In his effort to get to the bottom of this heinous crime, Stanley lays a cunning trap to lure back the thieves. As expected, they take the bait, and he follows their getaway truck to the dump where he inadvertently stumbles on a covert weapons deal led by a couple of military men gone bad. Completely oblivious to what the Colonel and his sidekick are up to, Stanley believes there is a more sinister element at work here--that a diabolical figure from his past is behind the theft of all that fine garbage people have worked so hard to create. When the Stupids set-out to track down the criminal, they unravel an even greater conspiriacy involving aliens, the food service industry, international terrorists, a local newspaper, the police and, the post office.

Film Details

Also Known As
Stupids
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Adventure
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

When Stanley Stupid and his spirited wife Joan wake up to find their garbage stolen right out of the can--again--Stanley vows not to take it anymore! Is nothing sacred? But oh what a tangled web we weave when we are a Stupid. In his effort to get to the bottom of this heinous crime, Stanley lays a cunning trap to lure back the thieves. As expected, they take the bait, and he follows their getaway truck to the dump where he inadvertently stumbles on a covert weapons deal led by a couple of military men gone bad. Completely oblivious to what the Colonel and his sidekick are up to, Stanley believes there is a more sinister element at work here--that a diabolical figure from his past is behind the theft of all that fine garbage people have worked so hard to create. When the Stupids set-out to track down the criminal, they unravel an even greater conspiriacy involving aliens, the food service industry, international terrorists, a local newspaper, the police and, the post office.

Crew

Brenda Adams

Stunts

Lloyd Adams

Stunts

Roy Adams

Stunts

Daniel Ages

Production Assistant

Harry Allard

Characters As Source Material

Roy T Anderson

Stunts

Dale Angel

3-D Models

Chris Atkinson

Dolly Grip

Paul Austerberry

Assistant Art Director

Rick Avery

Stunt Coordinator

Rick Avery

Stunts

Chris Baillie

Production Assistant

Chris Baird

Associate Editor

Maya Barbassi

Casting Associate

Craig Barron

Visual Effects Supervisor

Catherine Basarabe

Set Designer

Wilhelm A Baum

Caterer

Pat Beaudrow

Driver

Dale Beldin

Editor

Denis Bellingham

Boom Operator

Leslie Belzberg

Producer

John Bermudes

2-D Artist

James Beshears

Adr Supervisor

Marco Bianco

Stunts

Marco Bianco

Stunt Coordinator

Alyson Billyard

Stunts

Corey Bince

Stand-In

Matt Birman

Stunts

Deryck Blake

Props Assistant

Barbie Block

Casting Associate

Simon Board

Assistant Director

Destiny Borden

Assistant Sound Editor

Sandie Bornstein

Accounting Assistant

Laurence Bortnick

Camera Trainee

Chris Bowers

Animator

Russ Bowie

Assistant

Maryann Boyles

Stunts

Steve Brandes

Stand-In

Cameron Brooke

Scenic Artist

Robert C Brooke

Scenic Artist

Chloe Brown

Stand-In

Hugh Brule

Dolly Grip

Eric Bryson

Stunts

Kent Burton

Animator

Jeff Bushelman

Sound Editor

Belynda Bylth

Stand-In

Carlo Campana

Key Grip

Duncan Campbell

Carpenter

Shane Cardwell

Stunts

Tom Carnegie

Assistant Art Director

John Chamberlain

Adr

Charles Chiodo

Animator

Edward Chiodo

Animator

Stephen Chiodo

Animator

Phil Chiu

Stunts

Andy Chmura

Camera Operator

Katarina Chovanec

Hair Assistant

Kim Chow

Wardrobe Supervisor

Mike Chow

Stunts

Oliver Churchill

Production Assistant

Michael Clancy

Assistant Costume Designer

Jeff Clark

Sound Editor

Ross Clydesdale

Casting

Joe Colwell

Other

Robert Conde

Other

Shelley Cook

Stunts

Tony Cordeiro

Stunts

Bill Corso

Prosthetics

Tom Coulter

Set Decorator

Mark Cyre

Assistant

Phil Dagort

Production Designer

Carlo Denuzzo

Craft Service

Deborah Denuzzo

Craft Service

Leisl Deslauriers

Other

Dana Desselle

Editor

Carl Docherty

Tailor

Sharon Dolin

Assistant

Attila Dory

Photography

Wayne Downer

Stunts

Dean Drabin

Adr Mixer

Charles Dunlop

Set Designer

Jerri Edemann

Assistant Sound Editor

Peter Emmink

Other

Alberto Farina

Production Assistant

Ed Fassl

Sound Editor

Alice Ferrier

Production Coordinator

C J Fidler

Stunts

Nick Fischer

On-Set Dresser

Ann-marie Fitzgerald

Production Auditor

Joel Fletcher

Animator

Gary Fluxgold

Assistant Editor

Tig Fong

Stunts

Brent Forrester

Screenplay

Rick Forsayeth

Stunts

Brad Francis

Other

Ellen Decker Franklin

Adr

Rick Franklin

Sound Editor

Vic Fraser

Other

Leigh French

Adr

Betsy Fuhr

Post-Production Accountant

Scott Ganary

Rerecording

Bobby Gardiner

Other

Errol Gee

Stunts

Daniel Gibson

Effects Assistant

Carol Anne Gills

Accounting Assistant

Grace Gilroy

Production Manager

Penelope Gottlieb

Main Title Design

Keith Grant

Music

Caroleen Green

Visual Effects

Manfred Guthe

Director Of Photography

Bob Hall

Effects Assistant

Michael Hall

Assistant Camera Operator

Bonnie Haner

Assistant

Ted Hanlan

Stunts

Robert Hannah

Stunts

David Harcourt

Key Rigging Grip

Jeffrey Harlacker

Assistant Editor

John Harper

Props Buyer

Richard A Harrison

Music

Walter Hart

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jay Hawkins

Assistant

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Dennis Hoerter

Motion Control

Myron Hoffert

Assistant Director

Nori Honda

Other

Chris Howard

Gaffer

David Hughes

Set Decorator

Bill Jackson

Driver

Doug Jackson

Sound Editor

Brian Jagersky

Stunts

Nadia Jarvis

Wardrobe

Nils C Jensen

Sound Editor

Lara Johnston

Assistant Editor

Thomas R Johnston

Script Supervisor

Mike Jolly

Art Department

Mic Jones

Stunts

Makoto Kabayama

Stunts

Anthony Kadak

Production Assistant

Robert Kaiser

Color Timer

Tracy Kaplan

Casting

Katherine Kean

Visual Effects

Eileen Kennedy

Assistant Costume Designer

Jim Kennedy

Transportation Coordinator

Irene Kent

Makeup Assistant

Dennis Kim

Camera Trainee

Redd Knight

Production Assistant

Sonja Kowalenko

Other

Rod Kraft

Other

George Kraychyk

Photography

Brian Kring

Assistant Location Manager

Mun Ying Kwun

Assistant Art Director

Marco Kyris

Stand-In

Max Landis

Special Thanks To

Rachel Landis

Special Thanks To

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Arthur Langevin

Effects Assistant

Owen Langevin

Sound Mixer

Carol Lavoie

Set Decorator

Jason Leeking

Security

Tim Lidstone

Effects Assistant

Danny Lima

Stunts

Amy E. Lippens

Casting Director

Linda Lockett

Assistant Production Coordinator

Chuck Loriot

Carpenter

Steve Lucescu

Stunts

Grant Lucibello

Assistant Director

Jeremy Lyall

Assistant Camera Operator

J N Maccammon

Other

Fabian Macdonald

Dolly Grip

Kerric Macdonald

Other

Lennie Macdonald

Prosthetics

Susie Mah

Graphics

Martin Malivoire

Special Effects Coordinator

Don Malouf

Sound Editor

Carol Marinoff

Hair Stylist

James Marshall

Characters As Source Material

James Marshall

Screenplay

Rocco Matteo

Art Director

Andrea Mccabe

Assistant Director

Beth Mckay

Special Effects

Dwayne Mclean

Stunts

Larry Mclean

Stunts

Lyall Mercer

Other

Robert Mills

Original Music

Todd Minobe

Mechanical Special Effects

Robin Lee Morgan

Stunts

Deborah Nadoolman

Costume Designer

Robert Newton

Mechanical Special Effects

Tony Noel

Visual Effects

January Nordman

Animator

Shannon O'connor

Production Assistant

Jene Omens

Animator

John Ornelas

3-D Animator

Richard Parker

Stunts

Richard Parker

Animal Wrangler

Derek Parkes

Best Boy Grip

Scott Patton

Prosthetics

Andrew W Peart

Video Assist/Playback

Steve Pederson

Rerecording

Film Details

Also Known As
Stupids
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Adventure
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video December 31, 1996

Released in United States Summer August 30, 1996

Began shooting June 5, 1995.

Completed shooting August 11, 1995.

Released in United States Summer August 30, 1996

Released in United States on Video December 31, 1996