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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Jenkins ...
O.C. (as Daniel H. Jenkins)
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Stiggs
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Laura Urstein ...
Victor Ho ...
Frankie Tang
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Gramps
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

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1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Cats  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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The movie was both a critical failure and a commercial dud at the box-office. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Stiggs: Hey, you know, you guys better have badges.
Bandito: Badges? Badges? We don't have no stinkin' badges. We got souvenirs. You wanna buy some goodies? Machetes? Come again, amigo. Top discount.
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Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Robert Altman (2001) See more »

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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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Like Oil and Vinegar: Robert Altman and Teenage Angst
15 April 2005 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Robert Altman's O.C. and STIGGS is one of his most harshly critiqued movie. This is partly due to the expectations of the fans of the O.C. and STIGGS articles in National Lampoon. From what I can tell, this movie is *not* what fans expected. However, I never read those articles before discovering this film, and so my expectations were quite different. This movie could've been a standard "It's fun to be a teenager in summer" movie, but not with Robert Altman at the helm. There are some excellent performances by Martin Mull, Dennis Hopper, and Jane Curtin. Ray Walston (also known as Mr. Hand in Fast Times at Ridgemont High) gives an incredible performance as the senile "Gramps". I personally thinks he deserves a "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar for this role, but when a movie only makes $30,000 at the box office, I guess the academy doesn't even consider you. Plus Cynthia Nixon, one of the four stars of Sex and The City, plays the love interest. The entire sequence of events is well contrived and although you may not laugh out loud, if you listen closely (which is hard to do given Altman's style of overlapping lines) you will be smiling throughout the film. I've always been surprised how much people disliked this movie, but I suppose the genre and director are a bit like oil and vinegar: They don't mix well, but what a tasty combination.


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