Dumb Dumber

  • Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
  • Producers: Brad Krevoy, Steven Stabler, Charles B Wessler, Associate Producer, Ellen Dumouchel, Chad Oman, Bradley Jenkel, Co Producer, Bobby Farrelly, Tracie Graham Rice, Bradley Thomas, Executive Producer, Gerald Olson, Aaron Meyerson
  • Writers: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Bennett Yellin
  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy
  • Actors: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr, Karen Duffy, Charles Rocket

Lloyd Christmas is a simple-minded limousine driver in Providence, Rhode Island, who becomes infatuated with his passenger, Mary Swanson, as he drives her to the airport. Mary is heading home to her family in Aspen, Colorado, but leaves a briefcase at the airport. Lloyd notices, and retrieves the briefcase before a pair of thugs arrive to pick it up, dashing ahead of them to snag the briefcase. Lloyd is unable to catch Mary in time, and is left on the tarmac of the airport with briefcase in hand (after having run off the end of a jetway).

Harry Dunne, Lloyd’s roommate, is in the pet grooming business, and has recently spent his life savings converting his van (a 1984 Ford Econoline) into a “sheepdog”. Both Lloyd and Harry quickly lose their jobs due to preventable accidents, and the two are distraught over their situation. Thinking Lloyd is a “professional” hired by the Swansons, or perhaps an FBI agent, the thugs exact revenge on Harry and Lloyd. Shortly after returning home, Lloyd and Harry are alarmed by the thugs at their door, one of them being armed. Believing them to be debt collectors, the two escape through their back window with the briefcase. While the pair are out looking for new jobs, the thugs behead Harry’s pet parakeet. After they return home, Lloyd, who had just been robbed of beer and other goods by “a sweet old lady on a motorized cart,” convinces Harry they should leave their messed-up lives in Providence behind and head for Aspen to return the briefcase to Mary. The thugs learn of their intentions and pursue the two Aspen-bound men.

With no money, the two begin to walk home. Along the way, they inadvertently turn down a chance to be oil boys for Hawaiian Tropic bikini models directing them instead to a nearby town. They then walk off together, saying to each other how two lucky guys will get to tour all over the country rubbing down the girls before shows. Harry reassures Lloyd that “someday we’ll get our big break too, we’ve just got to keep our eyes open”.

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