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Stupids

Term used by samurai for the suits who employ them. Succinctly expresses an attitude at least as common, though usually better disguised, among other subcultures of hackers. There may be intended reference here to an SF story originally published in 1952 but much anthologised since, Mark Clifton's "Star, Bright". In it, a super-genius child classifies humans into a very few "Brights" like herself, a huge majority of "Stupids", and a minority of "Tweens", the merely ordinary geniuses.
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Bug Hall, 11, who plays Buster Stupid, told Mega Mirror: "The movie was a lot of laughs - I'd often break up laughing in the middle of a scene.
Based on the best-selling children's books, John Landis returns to filmmaking with The Stupids, starring Tom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall, Alex McKenna and Christopher Lee.
Unfortunately for the filmmakers, they did make one stupid mistake: They built the movie around Tom Arnold, an acceptable bit player, but not someone America has been clamoring to see play lead.