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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

Writers:

Jeff Pope, 'A.J.' Marriot (inspired by the book 'Laurel & Hardy - The British Tours' by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Coogan ... Stan Laurel
John C. Reilly ... Oliver Hardy
Shirley Henderson ... Lucille Hardy
Nina Arianda ... Ida Kitaeva Laurel
Rufus Jones ... Bernard Delfont
Danny Huston ... Hal Roach
Joseph Balderrama ... James Horne
John Henshaw John Henshaw ... Nobby Cook
Tapiwa Mugweni Tapiwa Mugweni ... Burgess
Keith MacPherson Keith MacPherson ... James Finlayson
Stewart Alexander ... Joe Schenck
Kevin Millington Kevin Millington ... Clapper Loader
Toby Sedgwick ... Palladium Manager
Rebecca Yeo ... Concierge Savoy
Stephanie Hyam ... Mr. Miffin's Receptionist

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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. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In a major coup for Faye Ward and her relatively new Fable Pictures, the rights to the work of Laurel and Hardy have been licensed by Larry Harmon Pictures Corporation. See more »

Goofs

The film never mentions that Ollie made The Fighting Kentuckian with John Wayne before reuniting with Stan to make Utopia, their final film. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Hardy: I knew.
Stan Laurel: Well, why didn't you tell me you knew?
Oliver Hardy: I thought you already knew I knew.
Stan Laurel: How could I know that you knew I knew?
Oliver Hardy: What would my line be here?
Stan Laurel: Uhm, now I know you knew, but I thought you knew I knew, but you were pretending not to know I knew.
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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 County Hospital (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Written by Harry Carroll & Ballard MacDonald
Performed by John C. Reilly & Steve Coogan
Used by permission of Shapiro Bernstein & Co Limited
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I forgot they were actors.

This is not a film for those who didn't know Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. This is a film for nostalgic fools like myself. The story is wonderful, the cinematic history valuable, the recreation of the old routines had tears in my eyes. But mostly it was the performance by two mature, leading actors who had the mannerisms and idiosyncrasies of one of the 20th century's most wonderful comedic duos so well learned, before long I had forgotten I wasn't watching the real Laurel and Hardy. Brilliantly executed and a pleasure to enjoy.


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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

Gross USA:

$5,470,235

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,420,923
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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