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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

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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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1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Utterly Monstrous Mind - Roasting Summer of O.C. & Stiggs  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$29,815 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Debut film of actor Daniel Jenkins. 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

[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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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) 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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