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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

Writer:

Jeff Pope
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
John C. Reilly ... Oliver Hardy
Steve Coogan ... Stan Laurel
Shirley Henderson ... Lucille Hardy
Stephanie Hyam
Danny Huston ... Hal Roach
Nina Arianda ... Ida Kitaeva Laurel
Susy Kane ... Cynthia Clark
Rufus Jones ... Bernard Delfont
Harry Hepple ... Wally Brady
Ella Kenion ... Holiday Camp Organizer
Sanjeev Kohli Sanjeev Kohli ... Manager of Glasgow Empire
Greg Canestrari ... Stan's Lawyer
Bentley Kalu ... Elephant Wrangler
Lucy Appleton ... Audience Member
Joseph Balderrama ... James Horne
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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 »

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Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 role of Laurel and Hardy. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Hardy: I'll miss us when we're gone.
Stan Laurel: So will you.
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Referenced in Granada Reports: 22 October 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) See more »

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A great, beautiful film!
17 November 2018 | by brianfreezeSee all my reviews

I had the great privilege to see Stan & Ollie at the AFI Fest. I must state that I have been a huge Laurel & Hardy fan since I was a child. My love for their films, and for them personally, grew more as I became an adult.

Over my lifetime I have seen thousands of films, as film has been my passion in life, but for me personally this was the most satisfying experience I've ever had in the cinema. I have followed the production of this film from the very beginning so in watching it as an L & H fan, I could tell from the opening scene that this was going to be everything I had hoped it would be....and more! For those not familiar with the Boys, this is everything you want in a film.

It's greatness comes from all the elements combined. A great, witty, moving script that finds humor in daily situations away from their brilliant routines. I was surprised at how funny it was. Followed by expert direction and cinematography. And then there's the performances! Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are flawless! You never doubt that they are the Boys. Not even for a millisecond! And the supporting performances of their wives and their tour promoter are equally flawless. Get ready for the Oscar nominations!

I was also fortunate to see it with a great audience. A 400 seat theater that was packed! The line to get in was long and encouraging and we all made it in! 400 people that love film and Laurel & Hardy. We all laughed, cried, and applauded!

Please seek this film out when it opens December 28th. You will not be disappointed! It's a great, beautiful valentine to these two angels of comedy.

Thankfully it's not a biopic, but a celebration of the beautiful love and friendship these two had.

Bravo to all involved and thank you from the bottom of my heart for 97 minutes of joy.


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