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Stan & Ollie (2018)

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Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

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Jon S. Baird

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Jeff Pope
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What Coogan & Reilly Learned From 'Stan & Ollie'

Stan & Ollie stars John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan reveal what they learned about comedy legends Laurel and Hardy, and share their comic inspirations.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
John C. Reilly ... Oliver Hardy
Shirley Henderson ... Lucille Hardy
Steve Coogan ... Stan Laurel
Danny Huston ... Hal Roach
Nina Arianda ... Ida Kitaeva Laurel
Stephanie Hyam ... Mr. Miffin's Receptionist
Susy Kane ... Cynthia Clark
Richard Cant ... Harry Langdon
Rufus Jones ... Bernard Delfont
John Henshaw John Henshaw ... Nobby Cook
Ella Kenion ... Holiday Camp Organizer
Harry Hepple ... Wally Brady
Sanjeev Kohli Sanjeev Kohli ... Manager of Glasgow Empire
Julie Eagleton ... Irish Woman, Cork Harbour
Bentley Kalu ... Elephant Wrangler
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Storyline

The true story of Hollywood's greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan and Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair's triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) - a formidable double act in their own right - the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.

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The untold story of the world's greatest comedy act.


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Rated PG for some language, and for smoking | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,104, 30 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,793,210, 18 February 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jeff Pope has described Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as his heroes. See more »

Goofs

When Stan Laurel discusses the idea of working with a new partner with their theatrical promoter while Oliver Hardy convalesces, the promoter mentions Laurel's solo film career while he only mentions that Hardy worked in "that elephant movie." (Zenobia) In reality, Hardy had an extensive solo film career years before he was teamed up with Stan Laurel. See more »

Quotes

[Stan and Oliver have reached the top of the station staircase. Stan has one large trunk in one hand]
Oliver Hardy: Here, hold this.
[Stan takes a suitcase with the hand he was holding the trunk with. The trunk slides all the way to the bottom of the staircase. Oliver gives Stan his famous exasperated glare]
Oliver Hardy: Did we really need that trunk?
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Crazy Credits

The end credits include a montage of photographs of the real Laurel and Hardy at events depicted in the movie. See more »

Connections

References Way Out West (1937) See more »

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Warm tribute to comedy legends
21 October 2018 | by peterlewis-59934See all my reviews

This film had its world premiere in London tonight. First impressions. It's a warm tribute that is easy on the eye yet never tries to become anything more than an enjoyable reminder of a partnership that was much loved around the globe. Don't expect much drama yet be staggered by Coogan and Reilly who are magnificent. I loved the interplay of their wives, perhaps a surprising element. A tale of love and friendship. Not ground breaking but a sweet tale.


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