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O.C. and Stiggs (1985)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 1985 (USA)
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

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

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Comedy | Romance

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After poor test screenings MGM shelved the film, only granting it a limited release in 1987. See more »

Goofs

When the helicopter lands in Schawb's yard, Goon's arm can be seen hiding behind the seats. The pilot just leans over so that Goon can jump out from behind and look as if he was the pilot. See more »

Quotes

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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Featured in Altman (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Time to Revisit This One?
10 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

O.C. and Stiggs are not 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.

This film was a critical and commercial flop in its day, and has gone on to be considered one of the worst films in Robert Altman's long career. No film is singled out more than this as being the low end of his talents. (If his lowest film is still above a 5 on IMDb, though, he is doing better than many.)

Perhaps a revisit is in order. Not that the film is a lost classic, but in some ways it might be ahead of its time. While it failed as a 1980s teen comedy, it has some aspects of 1990s teen comedy in it. Particularly such "subversive" films as "Suburbia" or "SLC Punk". Stiggs might have blended in well with those groups...


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