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Stanley "Caveman" Yelnats IV is the protagonist of the 2003 live-action film, Holes.

Background

"Stanley" is "Yelnats" spelled backwards, and because of this, many members of the Yelnats family have been named Stanley, including Stanley's father and grandfather. Stanley is a good-hearted teenager born to a luckless family who have been cursed for years. He is a very responsible, nice, caring teenager. It is revealed that he cares about Zero. He is the luckiest of the Yelnats descendants.

Appearances

Holes

After being tried and 'proven' guilty of stealing Clyde "Sweetfeet" Livingston's shoes, he was sent to Camp Green Lake, a detention camp in Texas run by Warden Walker. It is revealed that he cares about Zero. Ironically, it was Yelnats' acceptance of Zero that lifted the curse on his family and led to the proof that he was innocent.

Trivia

  • His last name is his first name backwards.
  • He broke the Yelnats Curse by carrying Hector Zeroni — the descendant of Madame Zeroni, the spellcaster — up to God's Thumb, giving him the water from the stream and singing the pig lullaby.

Gallery


v - e - d
Holes Logo
Media
Holes (soundtrack)
Characters
Stanley Yelnats IVWarden WalkerMr. SirKatherine BarlowDr. PendanskiStanley Yelnats IStanley Yelnats IIStanley Yelnats IIIHector ZeroniArmpitZigzagX-RaySquidElya YelnatsTrout WalkerSam the Onion ManMorris MenkeMyra Menke • Igor Barkov • Stanley's Attorney • Linda Walker (nee Miller)
Locations
Camp Green Lake (Warden's Cabin) • God's Thumb
Objects
Shovel
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