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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.

Director:

Robert Altman

Writers:

Tod Carroll (stories), Ted Mann (stories) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Jenkins ... O.C. (as Daniel H. Jenkins)
Neill Barry ... Stiggs
Jane Curtin ... Elinore Schwab
Paul Dooley ... Randall Schwab
Jon Cryer ... Randall Schwab Jr.
Laura Lanoil ... Lenore Schwab (as Laura Urstein)
Victor Ho Victor Ho ... Frankie Tang
Ray Walston ... Gramps
Donald May ... Jack Stiggs
Carla Borelli ... Stella Stiggs
Stephanie Elfrink Stephanie Elfrink ... Missie Stiggs
Amanda Hull Amanda Hull ... Debbie Stiggs
James Gilsenan James Gilsenan ... Barney Beaugereaux
Tina Louise ... Florence Beaugereaux
Cynthia Nixon ... 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.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

One of a number of collaborations of cinematographer Pierre Mignot and director Robert Altman. 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

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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Connections

Spoofs Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Mo Ti Mo
(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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Obscure Yet Still An Old Fave
9 June 2005 | by vinceb65See all my reviews

O.C. & Stiggs is one of my favorite 80's movies. I truly wish it would get issued on DVD but I realize the chances of this are remote. The movie did not have too much of a plot. And, while I loved the liberal trashing of the extreme right-wing conservative neighbor, the movie was quite mean-spirited at times. It is tough to classify this film, but I believe it struck a chord with me due to the anti-establishment mentality of the two lead characters.

The story centers around the two lead characters, high school guys with way too much time on their hands with an affinity for the African music stylings of King Sunny Ade and an extreme antipathy towards the ultra-right-wing insurance agency owner who lives in their neighborhood. The movie follows the two leads as they prank the family (the Schwabs) and otherwise try to survive a record Arizona heat wave by bothering as many people as they can. For instance, their joint purchase of the "Gila Monster". A giant monster-truck-tired old-school convertible which made more noise and belched out more smoke and fumes than any self-respecting oil refinery. Perhaps it was my being 16 when I first saw the movie and latching onto ti for being different (and funny), but hey, if it ever gets re-released, I will re-buy it.

The movie isn't for everyone, but I enjoyed it immensely. One quote in particular was worth the price of the rental back in 1988: "That's the problem with insurance. Destruction just isn't permanent anymore". And, if I can ever find my old VHS copy (many, many friends have borrowed this tape), I need to find out the title of the King Sunny Ade song he plays in the impromptu concert scene.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Filming Locations:

Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,273, 12 July 1987

Gross USA:

$29,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,815
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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