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O.C. and Stiggs (1985)

 -  Comedy  -  1985 (USA)
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O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Jenkins ...
O.C. (as Daniel H. Jenkins)
Laura Urstein ...
Victor Ho ...
Frankie Tang
Donald May ...
Jack Stiggs
Carla Borelli ...
Stella Stiggs
Stephanie Elfrink ...
Missie Stiggs
Amanda Hull ...
Debbie Stiggs
James Gilsenan ...
Barney Beaugereaux
Florence Beaugereaux


O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class.

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Adventures in upper middle class suburbia.




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1985 (USA)  »

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O.C. and Stiggs  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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One of two mid-late 1980s comedy flops for director Robert Altman. The other was Beyond Therapy (1987). Both titles frequently went straight to video in various territories. See more »


Wino Bob has a very strong pulse visible at the side of his neck as O.C. and Stiggs cross his hands after discovering he is dead. See more »


Oliver Cromwell 'O.C.' Ogilvie: [talking about the car dealer, Ms. Bunny] It was the last case that gramps had before he retired... she got off with a hung jury.
Mark Stiggs: They hung the whole jury?
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Referenced in Altman on 'O.C. and Stiggs' (2005) See more »


O.C. and Stiggs
(song title uncredited)
Written by King Sunny Ade
Performed by King Sunny Ade and his African Beats
Special music and appearance by King Sunny Ade and his AFRICAN BEATS
Courtesy of Island Records, Ltd.
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Obscure Yet Still An Old Fave
9 June 2005 | by (Philadelpia Suburbs, PA) – See all my reviews

O.C. & Stiggs is one of my favorite 80's movies. I truly wish it would get issued on DVD but I realize the chances of this are remote. The movie did not have too much of a plot. And, while I loved the liberal trashing of the extreme right-wing conservative neighbor, the movie was quite mean-spirited at times. It is tough to classify this film, but I believe it struck a chord with me due to the anti-establishment mentality of the two lead characters.

The story centers around the two lead characters, high school guys with way too much time on their hands with an affinity for the African music stylings of King Sunny Ade and an extreme antipathy towards the ultra-right-wing insurance agency owner who lives in their neighborhood. The movie follows the two leads as they prank the family (the Schwabs) and otherwise try to survive a record Arizona heat wave by bothering as many people as they can. For instance, their joint purchase of the "Gila Monster". A giant monster-truck-tired old-school convertible which made more noise and belched out more smoke and fumes than any self-respecting oil refinery. Perhaps it was my being 16 when I first saw the movie and latching onto ti for being different (and funny), but hey, if it ever gets re-released, I will re-buy it.

The movie isn't for everyone, but I enjoyed it immensely. One quote in particular was worth the price of the rental back in 1988: "That's the problem with insurance. Destruction just isn't permanent anymore". And, if I can ever find my old VHS copy (many, many friends have borrowed this tape), I need to find out the title of the King Sunny Ade song he plays in the impromptu concert scene.

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