|Never before in the history of filmmaking have so many done so much for something so dumb.|
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, the prequel to the worldwide hit Dumb & Dumber, sees the triumphant return of two of Hollywood's premiere goofballs in an epic adventure of truly idiotic proportions.
Now in their formative high school years, Harry and Lloyd become friends for life after a chance meeting on the first day of classes. But even as they crack "the big show" (aka high school), Harry and Lloyd become unwitting pawns in a scheme by Principal Collins and his girlfriend, head lunch lady Ms. Heller, to bilk the school out of $100,000.
Hilarity ensues-in the form of Harry's mom, a phony "special needs" class, a short school bus, a beautiful blonde and more-as Harry and Lloyd band together with a ragtag group of outsiders for a high school experience unlike any other.
"In all it's a pleasant surprise if not a great comedy. David Sterrit, Christian Science Monitor
Editor's NoteLowbrow buffoonery hit commercial highs with 1994's DUMB AND DUMBER. This prequel to the slapstick favorite imagines the immortal meeting of the mindless when Harry Dunne (Derek Richardson) and Lloyd Christmas (Eric Christian Olsen) were high schoolers. After becoming fast friends, the pair of future dog groomers are recruited for a special needs class. Unfortunately, this class is not a radical educational experiment. Rather, it's a moneymaking scheme exploiting Harry and Lloyd's intellectual deficiencies. The conniving Principal Collins (Eugene Levy) has singled out the two clowns to boost special needs enrollment--a scam to bring more educational funds to the school. Collins plans to use those funds to supplement an exotic vacation with his mistress, the lunch lady Mrs. Heller (Cheri Oteri). When Mrs. Heller is put in charge of the class, a news staff student, Jessica (Rachel Nichols), begins to investigate. Using the witless duo for inside information, Jessica becomes an oblivious object of affection for her sources Harry and Lloyd.
|Eric Christian Olsen|
|Anthony B. Richmond - Cinematographer|
|Troy Miller - Director|
|Lawrence Jordan - Editor|
|Oren Koules, et al. - Producer|
|Troy Miller - Screenplay|
|Robert Brener - Screenplay|