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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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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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Cast

Credited cast:
John C. Reilly ... Oliver Hardy
Steve Coogan ... Stan Laurel
Shirley Henderson ... Lucille Hardy
Stephanie Hyam
Nina Arianda ... Ida Kitaeva Laurel
Danny Huston ... Hal Roach
Rufus Jones ... Bernard Delfont
Richard Cant Richard Cant ... Harry Langdon
Susy Kane ... Cynthia Clark
Ella Kenion ... Holiday Camp Organizer
Daniel Fearn ... Cab Driver
Lucy Appleton ... Audience Member
Sanjeev Kohli Sanjeev Kohli ... Manager of Glasgow Empire
Greg Canestrari ... Stan's Lawyer
Joseph Balderrama ... James Horne
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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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UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2019 (UK) See more »

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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:

$354,835, 13 January 2019
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly were the first choices of director Jon S. Baird and screenwriter Jeff Pope for the roles of Laurel and Hardy. See more »

Goofs

The Savoy Hotel in London is flying a modern (Maple Leaf) Canadian flag in a scene set in 1953. The modern design was not adopted until 1965. See more »

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[after introducing some friends to Stan and Oliver's wives]
Bernard Delfont: Two double acts for the price of one.
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Beautiful Madness
21 October 2018 | by LeeMondeSee all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to see the World Premiere of Stan and Ollie at the London Film Festival tonight and it will probably take a while to sink in how good this film really is.

The accuracy of the lead characters' quirky ways were perfectly portrayed by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly and the supporting cast, notably Nina Arianda as Stan's Russian wife, should all take a bow.

Not actually sitting anywhere in the movie genre spectrum, Stan and Ollie will be remembered as one of those films that was really so good a depiction of real life characters that any other film maker trying to repeat this feat will only ever win second fiddle sympathy vote.

This is a love story of huge proportions and portrays that special, unique bond which has made this iconic duo the greatest comedy double act of all-time.

Superb, beautiful madness, I think.


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