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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Jenkins ...
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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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During a 1991 interview with David Letterman, Martin Mull revealed that he was 'Robert Altman''s second choice for his character, the first choice being CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite. 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

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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Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) 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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A Robert Altman film..."you know, for the kids"
13 September 2005 | by (Marina del Rey, CA) – See all my reviews

By far the most wacked-out teen comedy of all time, this bizarre Robert Altman nugget was adapted from a single issue of National Lampoon magazine, the 1982 "Utterly Monstrous, Mind-Roasting Summer of O.C. and Stiggs" special. The plot is simple: O.C. and Stiggs are two bored, horny, Arizona high schoolers who find immense satisfaction in tormenting the Schwab family (the patriarch is fabulously portrayed by Altman regular Paul Dooley). Over summer vacation, they canoe to Mexico, buy a machine gun from Dennis Hopper, organize a King Sunny Ade concert, and try to woo Cynthia Nixon. There's no sentimentality in this film whatsoever. The two leads are unlikable, homophobic morons, but it still adds up into a remarkably funny endeavor. If you're not in the mood for something with a profound statement to make and enjoy laughing at bizarre non-sequiturs, give this film a try.


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