The Three Stooges

April 13th 2012
  • Comedy,
  • PG,
  • 92 min,
  • 20th Century Fox
  • Cast: Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, SofĂ­a Vergara, Jane Lynch, Kate Upton, Jennifer Hudson, Larry David, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, Jenni Farley, Craig Bierko, Lin Shaye, Stephen Collins, Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Antonio Sabato Jr., Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola, Robert Capron, Carly Craig, Emy , Skyler Gisondo, Erin Allin O'Reilly, Isaiah Mustafa, Sayed Badreya, Patricia French, Max Charles, Kirby Heyborne, Lance Chantiles-Wertz, Jeremy Ambler, Dwight Howard, Avalon Robbins, Justin Lopez, Ric Reitz, Kyla Kenedy
  • Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
  • Writers: Mike Cerrone, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
  • Producers: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Bradley Thomas, Charles B. Wessler
  • Co Producer: J.B. Rogers
  • Associate Producer: Tommy Kijas
  • Executive Producers: Earl M. Benjamin, Robert Benjamin, Marc S. Fischer
  • Art Direction: Amy Lee Wheeler
  • Castings: Kerry Barden, Rick Montgomery, Paul Schnee
  • Costume Design: Denise Wingate
  • D.O.P.: Matthew F. Leonetti
  • Editor: Sam Seig
  • Makeup: Kimberly Greene
  • Music: John Debney
  • Production Design: Arlan Jay Vetter
  • Set Decoration: Cindy Carr


Left on a nun's doorstep, Larry, Curly and Moe grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. Out to save their childhood home, only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot...while also stumbling into starring in a phenomenally successful TV reality show.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Atlanta, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Slapstick action violence, some rude and suggestive humor including language
  • Production Budget: $30 million
  • Production Companies: C3 Entertainment Inc., Conundrum Entertainment
  • Production Schedule: 9 May 2011 - July 2011

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2012 Guide Analysis: "It's hard to believe that the Farrelly brothers have been trying to get a "Three Stooges" movie off the ground for over a decade. Despite the script being done in 2002, the project was stuck in development hell for years as it bounced from one rights holder to the next.

The problem was several fold. Instead of a biopic, the Farrellys essentially wanted to do an anthology film - three different half-hour stand-alone segments, all set in the present day, with the characters getting up to the physical slapstick they were renowned for. The eventual film has turned out that way but the contemporary setting highlights just how much that kind of humour has aged despite its universal appeal.

The other big issue was casting. Numerous names came and went and at one point the high profile casting included Benicio del Toro, Sean Penn and Jim Carrey as the stooges - a line-up that sadly never came to be. Johnny Knoxville, Andy Samberg and Shane Jacobson were also linked at one point but that didn't take place either. Instead TV comedians like Sean Hayes and Will Sasso along with Chris Diamantopoulos scored the parts and are decked out in some decidedly awful looking wigs.

The main plot has Moe, Larry, and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show while trying to save their childhood orphanage from demolition. Will this $30 million update, complete with some impressive star cameos and some not so impressive contemporary gags about iPhones and "Jersey Shore", work? Right now it looks doubtful."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 13 April 2012: India
  • 1 June 2012: Romania
  • 15 June 2012: Lithuania
  • 28 June 2012: Australia, New Zealand
  • 12 July 2012: Portugal
  • 20 July 2012: Ireland, UK
  • 25 July 2012: France
  • 2 August 2012: Argentina
  • 9 August 2012: Netherlands
  • 17 August 2012: Brazil
  • 23 August 2012: Germany
  • 6 September 2012: Denmark