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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.

Director:

Jon S. Baird

Writers:

Jeff Pope, 'A.J.' Marriot (inspired by the book 'Laurel & Hardy - The British Tours' by)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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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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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Discover the two sides of the world's greatest double act. See more »


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

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Trivia

Laurel & Hardy's arrival in Ireland was marked by tragedy, though the actors weren't aware of it at the time. Three Irishmen dived into the sea and swam out to meet the boat when it was about 100 yards from the dock. Forty yards from shore, they slipped beneath the surface and drowned. Their bodies were recovered the next day at low tide. See more »

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Ollie's wife, Ida Kitaeva, says St. Petersburg is a nice place to visit. St. Petersburg was called Leningrad in the 1950s. Ida Kitaeva was born in Chita, Russia in 1899, and grew up in Saint Petersburg, which was renamed Petrograd in 1914, then Leningrad in 1924. It was renamed Saint Petersburg in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Hardy: I'll miss us when we're gone.
Stan Laurel: So will you.
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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 »

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Featured in The Oscars (2019) See more »

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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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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2019 (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:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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