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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, 'A.J.' Marriot (inspired by the book 'Laurel & Hardy - The British Tours' by)
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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

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.


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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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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,104, 30 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,173,977, 14 March 2019
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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In a scene set in 1953, the Savoy Hotel in London flies a "Maple Leaf" Canadian flag, which was adopted in 1965. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Hardy: You're not leaving, are you, Stan? The show must go on.
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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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Exceptional in many ways...though a tad depressing to me.
28 January 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I have long been a fan of Laurel & Hardy...ever since I was a kid and when they used to show their films a lot on television. Up until very recently when Turner Classic Movies began showing their films, several decades have passed since they were common on TV....and, sadly, a lot of folks probably have no idea who they were. The ticket girl at the theater I went to had absolutely no idea....which is so sad since the pair were geniuses in movies.

I mention this also because your feelings about the film no doubt will depend on your love of them and familiarity you have with their films. I have seen every existing film the team made (a couple movies, such as HATS OFF, have been lost over time)....so the impact of the film was greater on me than most. They managed to make Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly LOOK and act like the famous team....and we can owe this to amazing makeup and prosthetics, great acting and excellent direction. I have a hard time imagining them doing a better job in this area.

The film itself is not perfect however. My aunt went to see the film with me and she said she found some of the early portion confusing. It didn't confuse me and I knew all about the Hardy film "Zenobia" which they talk about here. Additionally, if you love the team, the story has some sad moments as well...such as seeing Hardy's health failing. But it also is a wonderful snapshot at the boys...one that lovers of old time comedy simply must see.


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