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THE THREE STOOGES

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THE THREE STOOGES

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 91m 38s

Release date 22/08/2012

BBFCInsight Contains dangerous behaviour, but in a slapstick context

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Bobby Farrelly,Peter Farrelly

Cast includes Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 12/08/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE THREE STOOGES is a comedy film in which three friends attempt to raise money to save the orphanage in which they were raised.

Imitable Behaviour

There are scenes of slapstick and comical violence throughout, in which the three friends slap and poke each other, fall off buildings, or hit others on the head with items such as hammers or chainsaws. Their actions also leads to other people being hit by buses, falling under road sweepers or being attacked by lions. Nobody suffers serious injuries, although at the end of the film the filmmakers demonstrate how the slapstick scenes were achieved, such as hammers being made out of rubber and that the activities seen on screen would be very dangerous if copied.

Mild crude humour includes jokes about 'boogers' and breaking wind. There are mild sex references, such as men admiring a woman's curvaceous figure and her breast is heard to make a comic car horn sound when a man comically stands on it while getting help to climb over a wall.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive a '12A' certificate but that their preferred 'PG' classification could be achieved by making cuts in five sequences. These were to remove four sequences showing everyday objects being used in a potentially dangerous manner that young children may copy (a vegetable peeler used on a man's head, a cheese grater used on a man's foot, hair tongs used on a woman's tongue and a man's head in a microwave) and a line of dialogue about teaching children to play with matches. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, the recommended cuts had been made and the film was classified 'PG'.

Details

Title
THE THREE STOOGES
Year
2012
Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
28/05/2012
Main language
English
Submitted run time
91m 38s
Approved footage
8247+0
BBFC reference
BFF284620
Registration number
CFJ26120

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