The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges

Paul Ben-Victor
Director: James Frawley Cast: Paul Ben-Victor
Paul Ben-Victor
, Rachael Blake
Rachael Blake
, Brandon Burke
Brandon Burke
James Frawley


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The comedy team that made the phrase "nyuk nyuk nyuk" part of the American vocabulary gets the full biographical treatment in this made-for-TV feature. The Three Stooges opens in 1959, as a TV executive tries to persuade Moe Howard (Paul Ben-Victor) to reunite with his former onscreen partners to publicize the television premiere of a package of Three Stooges classic comedy shorts. Howard then flashes back on his long and remarkable career, as vaudeville star Ted Healy (Marton Csokas) assembles Moe Howard, sibling Shemp Howard (John Kassir), and Larry Fine (Evan Handler) as "stooges" for his stage act. As Moe, Shemp, and Larry gain popularity, a jealous Healy forces them to strike out on their own, but after many grueling years on the road, Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohn (Linal Haft) offers them a chance to star in their own series of two-reel comedies. But Shemp, always stage-shy, backs out of the group, and his brother Jerome (Michael Chiklis) -- aka "Curly" -- takes over, and the Three Stooges become a sensation. However, success proves to be a bumpy road for the group, as a bad deal with Columbia prevents them from reaping the full benefits of their success, and a serious illness forces Curly to quit, bringing Shemp back into the act. Mel Gibson was an executive producer for this biopic, which first aired on ABC on April 24, 2000. Incidentally, this wasn't Michael Chiklis' first time playing an icon of American comedy; he portrayed John Belushi in the 1989 drama Wired.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/06/2012
UPC: 0043396398580
Original Release: 2000
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 24,815

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Ben-Victor Moe Howard
Rachael Blake Helen Howard
Brandon Burke Harry Romm
Peter Callan Joe DeRita
Michael Chiklis Jerome "Curly" Howard
Laurence Coy Joe Besser
Jeanette Cronin Gertrude Howard
Marton Csokas Ted healy
Joel Edgerton Tom Cosgrove
Lewis Fitz-Gerald Jules White
Linal Haft Harry Cohn
Evan Handler Larry Fine
John Kassir Shemp Howard

Technical Credits
James Frawley Director
Earl M. Benjamin Executive Producer
Robert N. Benjamin Executive Producer
Bruce Davey Executive Producer
Rob Draper Cinematographer
Lawrence Eastwood Production Designer
Susan Edelman Casting
Kirk Ellis Screenwriter
Tom Engelman Executive Producer
Mel Gibson Executive Producer
Scott Kroopf Executive Producer
Jim Lemley Executive Producer
Neil Meron Executive Producer
Janet Roach Original Story,Screenwriter
Scott Vickrey Editor
Tim White Producer
Tim White Producer
Patrick Williams Score Composer
Craig Zadan Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Three Stooges
1. Chapter 1 [10:42]
2. Chapter 2 [9:15]
3. Chapter 3 [10:30]
4. Chapter 4 [8:52]
5. Chapter 5 [9:52]
6. Chapter 6 [10:29]
7. Chapter 7 [8:30]
8. Chapter 8 [9:29]
9. Chapter 9 [9:52]

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