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O.C. and Stiggs (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  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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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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1985 (USA)  »

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Black Cats  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Robert Altman once said of this film: "It was a satire of teen sex comedies, gosh darn it, not an example of that dubious breed!". Altman maintains that critics and audiences misunderstood the film and its intentions. 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

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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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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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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