The Clumsiest Criminals in Film History

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Harry and Marv from “Home Alone” (1990)
> Portrayed by: Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern

Thieves Harry and Marv plan to break into a house over Christmas. A young boy, Kevin, was accidentally left home alone by his family when they left on vacation. As Harry and Marv try to break in, Kevin thwarts them with a series of clever and painful traps. The thieves are arrested and Kevin is reunited with his family.

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Jasper and Horace from “101 Dalmatians” (1961)
> Portrayed by: J. Pat O’Malley and Frederick Worlock (voices)

Villainess Cruella de Vil hires Jasper and Horace Baddum to kidnap a bunch of Dalmatian puppies for their fur. But the dogs rally and outsmart the would-be kidnappers. The puppies are returned to their humans.

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Jerry Lundegaard from “Fargo” (1996)
> Portrayed by: William H. Macy

Car salesman Jerry Lundegaard wants money from his wealthy father-in-law, so he hires two henchmen to kidnap his wife. But the father-in-law is killed when he refuses to hand over the ransom. A smart police detective trails Jerry, and in the end he’s arrested for his role in the plot.

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Joe Mentalino from “Dumb & Dumber” (1994)
> Portrayed by: Mike Starr

“Dumb & Dumber” follows two clueless friends as they try to return a briefcase full of money – which they don’t realize was a ransom payoff. The kidnapper, Joe “Mental” Mentalino, chases the two friends cross-country to retrieve the cash. Unfortunately, Mental never gets the money after he accidently takes rat poison thinking it’s medicine.

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Johnny Dangerously from “Johnny Dangerously” (1984)
> Portrayed by: Michael Keaton

Good guy Johnny Kelly, aka Johnny Dangerously, enters a life of crime to pay his mother’s medical bills and send his brother, Tommy, to law school. In this parody of 1930s gangster movies, Johnny escapes Death Row after he’s framed for a murder he didn’t commit and is eventually pardoned by the governor.

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