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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)  »

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Black Cats  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The script originally called for Clifton Chenier to perform but they could not get him. As Robert Altman was already a big fan of King Sunny Ade he changed the script and they flew him and his near 40 band members to be in the film. 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

[last lines]
Gramps: [meeting his new nurse] Hey, if you're gonna be hanging around the house, I need to know two things.
Nurse: What are those?
Gramps: Can you make huevos rancheros?
Nurse: Oh, I can manage that.
Gramps: Good. Now, what's your story on menopause, huh?
Nurse: I always pause for men, Harry.
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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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Underrated
15 January 1999 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Like many of Robert Altman's smaller movies, O.C. and Stiggs is under-appreciated. Most of the teenage movies that clogged up the mid-80's consisted of nothing more than stupid sex jokes and gross-out shots designed to humiliate straw men villains. O.C. and Stiggs is a movie where you feel that all sorts of things are possible. It's humorous in the best sense.

It remains a mystery why some of Altman's films are overrated (e.g. The Player and Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean), while others are immediately forgotten.


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