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Dumb and Dumber Details


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, Rovi

  • Release date:December 16, 1994


Jim Carrey
as Lloyd Christmas
Jeff Daniels
as Harry Dunne
Lauren Holly
as Mary Swanson
Teri Garr
as Helen Swanson
Karen Duffy
as J.P. Shay
Mike Starr
as Joe Mentalino
Charles Rocket
as Nicholas Andre
Victoria Rowell
as Beth Jordan
Cam Neely
as Sea Bass
Felton Perry
as Detective Dale
Hank Brandt
as Karl Swanson
Cecile Krevoy
as Airport Bystander
Joe Baker
as Bernard
Connie Sawyer
as Elderly Woman
Lin Shaye
as Mrs Nuegeboren
Rob Moran
as Bartender
Harland Williams
as State Trooper
Helen Boll
as Swanson Maid
Hillary Matthews
as Waitress #2


Peter Farrelly
Steven Stabler
Charles B. Wessler
Brad Krevoy
Bennett Yellin
Bobby Farrelly
Peter Farrelly
Mark Irwin
Pete Droge
Featured Music
Brett Reilly
Featured Music
Jonathan "Earl" Stein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Christopher Greenbury
Arlan Jay Vetter
Art Director
Bobby Farrelly
Chad Oman
Associate Producer
Brad Jenkel
Associate Producer
Gerald T. Olson
Executive Producer
Aaron Meyerson
Executive Producer
Mary Zophres
Costume Designer
J.B. Rogers
First Assistant Director
Norman Howell
Bob Terhune
Debbie Lee Carrington
Don Shanks
John Branagan
Dan Parada
Rick Montgomery
Patrick Healy
Personal Assistant