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 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.


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

1985 (USA)  »

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O.C. & Stiggs  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Dennis Hopper's character is a parody of the role he portrayed in Apocalypse Now (1979). Both characters are photographers that have chronicled happenings in Vietnam during the war. See more »


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 »


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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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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Not for the masses
5 June 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is not for the masses. In fact, it's probably not even suitable for a major cult following. But if you see it, you'll either like it or hate it. Major plot developments happen off camera, or while multiple people are talking. Very typical Robert Altman style, but definitely more off-beat since it is based on two characters from National Lampoon magazine. If you're the kind of person that needs to identify with and/or like at least one character in the movie, you may find yourself searching throughout the whole film. Don't expect a pause in the action to laugh, which, if this movie agrees with you, you'll be doing often as these two teenagers deal with a bad situation through harassment and booze.

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