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Story

The team behind Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary--two really stupid, gross-out films that worked and were quite funny--also made this really stupid, gross-out comedy that doesn't work and isn't funny at all. Woody Harrelson stars as a former bowling phenomenon with a hook for a hand, and Randy Quaid is an Amish farmer with a hidden talent for pins. The two join forces and get a sexy business partner (Vanessa Angel), and the film starts looking more and more like a jokey variation of The Color of Money. The Color of Money, however, didn't feature jokes about having oral sex with a hideous landlady or defecating in a sink or dragging disgusting stuff out of one's teeth with a length of floss. Bill Murray provides some much-needed relief as Harrelson's ex-partner turned rival. How come this stuff is obnoxious while the equally perverse punch lines of There's Something About Mary are a riot? It's a great mystery, all right, but there it is. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Woody HarrelsonRoy Munson
Randy QuaidIshmael
Vanessa AngelClaudia
Bill MurrayErnie McCracken
Chris ElliottThe Gambler

5.2

Usually, I'm not a fan of the Farrelly brothers, the morons behind Dumb and Dumber,...

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Peter Farrelly
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 113 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 26, 1996
    EuropeJul 12, 1996
    AustraliaJul 4, 1996
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJun 5, 2001
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