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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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

The opening explanation title cards state that many of their films were dubbed into other languages for foreign countries. While their sound films from 1932 forward were dubbed, between 1930 and 1932 Stan and Babe learned to perform the scripts for several films phonetically in other languages, and actors who spoke those languages filled in the other parts. Multiple language versions of films like Blotto (1930) and Chickens Come Home (1931) survive, and are available on DVD and digital. 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, and says that Hardy worked in "that elephant movie," Zenobia. Hardy had an extensive solo film career years before he was teamed up with Stan Laurel. 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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Dance of the Cuckoos
Written by Marvin Hatley
Published by Chester Music Ltd
Trading as Campbell Connelly & Co
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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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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

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2.35 : 1
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