The Stupids (New Line Cinema, 1996)
The Stupids was a 1996 adventure comedy directed by John Landis. The film was based on
the book series, The Stupids. The Stupids was a box office bomb. Produced for $25 million, it
didn’t even bring in $2.5 million.
Tom Arnold stars as Stanley Stupid. Jessica Lundy as wife Joan, Bug Hall as son Buster and Alex McKenna s daughter Petunia. Rolanda Watts
guests as a talk show hostess (which is what she did for a living at the time). Landis’ son Max Landis was seen as a Graffiti artist. Jenny McCarthy, Atom Egoyan and David Cronenberg (among others) cameoed.