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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Adventures in upper middle class suburbia.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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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)

Gross USA:

$29,815
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some movie posters for this film featured a text preamble that read: "These two friends have one last chance to turn this summer into the most mind-roasting, incredible time you've ever had. O.C. AND STIGGS. Adventures in upper middle class suburbia". 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

[O.C. and Stiggs are at Lenora Schwab's wedding and are fooling with the Uzi they gave as a present.]
Randall: Hey, whatcha got?
Stiggs: Randall, how would you like to have more fun than you've ever had in your life?
Randall: I don't know. I've had a lot of fun. I have Legos, you know.
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References Nashville (1975) 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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Like Oil and Vinegar: Robert Altman and Teenage Angst
15 April 2005 | by dog.fishSee all my reviews

Robert Altman's O.C. and STIGGS is one of his most harshly critiqued movie. This is partly due to the expectations of the fans of the O.C. and STIGGS articles in National Lampoon. From what I can tell, this movie is *not* what fans expected. However, I never read those articles before discovering this film, and so my expectations were quite different. This movie could've been a standard "It's fun to be a teenager in summer" movie, but not with Robert Altman at the helm. There are some excellent performances by Martin Mull, Dennis Hopper, and Jane Curtin. Ray Walston (also known as Mr. Hand in Fast Times at Ridgemont High) gives an incredible performance as the senile "Gramps". I personally thinks he deserves a "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar for this role, but when a movie only makes $30,000 at the box office, I guess the academy doesn't even consider you. Plus Cynthia Nixon, one of the four stars of Sex and The City, plays the love interest. The entire sequence of events is well contrived and although you may not laugh out loud, if you listen closely (which is hard to do given Altman's style of overlapping lines) you will be smiling throughout the film. I've always been surprised how much people disliked this movie, but I suppose the genre and director are a bit like oil and vinegar: They don't mix well, but what a tasty combination.


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