DVD 101 mins IMDB 6.7 (35,660 votes)
Dumb & Dumber
New Line Home Entertainment (1994)
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Adventure, Comedy
USA  /  English

Jim Carrey Lloyd Christmas
Jeff Daniels Harry Dunne
Lauren Holly Mary Swanson
Mike Starr Joe 'Mental' Mentaliano
Charles Rocket Nicholas Andre
Karen Duffy J.P. Shay
Cam Neely Sea Bass
Harland Williams State trooper
Felton Perry Detective Dale
Rob Moran Bartender
Teri Garr Helen Swanson
Victoria Rowell Beth Jordan
Joe Baker Bernard
Hank Brandt Karl Swanson
Brady Bluhm Billy

Director Peter Farrelly; Bobby Farrelly
Producer Brad Krevoy; Steven Stabler
Writer Peter Farrelly; Bennett Yellin; Bobby Farrelly
Cinematography Mark Irwin
Musician Apache Indian; Harold Arlen; Earl Brown; Nick Cave; Ray Colcord; Paul Court; Ray Davies; Bill Dees; Steve Duboff; Steve Dullaghan; Richard Gibbs; William Goodrum; Caleb Guillotte; Steve Harley; Ian Hughes; Elmo Jackson; Michael A. Lerner; Henry Mancini; Andy Partridge; David Raimer; Joe E. Rand; Bret Reilly; Brad Roberts; Smokey Robinson; Todd Rundgren; Phil Solem; Lance Tawzer; Tracy Tracy; Dick Walter; Danny Wilde; Tig Williams; Tom Wolfe; Thomas Wydler
User Credit 1 Christopher Greenbury
User Credit 2 Mary Zophres

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels play the title roles (though viewers may find themselves debating which is which) in this genially low-brow comedy. Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) are two intellectually-challenged best friends who share an apartment so messy that gangsters aren't sure how to trash the place; the guys also have a certain problem (not difficult to understand) holding on to jobs. Lloyd is working as a limo driver in Rhode Island when he picks up a beautiful and wealthy woman named Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly) who is being taken to the airport. Lloyd immediately falls head over heels in love with Mary, and when she leaves a briefcase at the airport, he's determined to return it in hopes of impressing her. Lloyd isn't able to get aboard Mary's flight (though not for lack of trying). Harry has a van decorated to look like a dog (to promote his failing dog-grooming business), and the pair hop in the Poochmobile to find Mary in Aspen. What Lloyd and Harry don't know is that the briefcase is full of money, which Mary deliberately left at the airport as a ransom payment to save the life of her kidnapped husband. Incidentally, Lloyd's chipped front tooth happens to be real; while Jim Carrey had the injured tooth capped many years ago, he thought a broken smile would suit Lloyd's character and had the cap removed for the duration of filming. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 794043403620
Region Region 1
Chapters 24
Release Date 9/14/2004
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen
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User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Off-color humor.
User Text 2 For Harry and Lloyd every day is a no-brainer.
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Trivia: Jim Carrey chipped his tooth years earlier, but had the cap removed for the film to make his character look more deranged. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When Harry is confronting Lloyd while they are outside with the fire near the pond, the gloves that Lloyd gives Harry jump from his right hand to the table between shots. (more)

[first lines]
Lloyd: Excuse me. Could you tell me how to get to the medical school? I'm supose to be giving a lecture in 20 minutes, and my driver's a bit lost.

Awards: 3 wins & 3 nominations (more)