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O.C. and Stiggs (1985)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 1985 (USA)
O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class.

Director:

Robert Altman

Writers:

Tod Carroll (stories), Ted Mann (stories) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Jenkins ... O.C. (as Daniel H. Jenkins)
Neill Barry ... Stiggs
Jane Curtin ... Elinore Schwab
Paul Dooley ... Randall Schwab
Jon Cryer ... Randall Schwab Jr.
Laura Lanoil ... Lenore Schwab (as Laura Urstein)
Victor Ho Victor Ho ... Frankie Tang
Ray Walston ... Gramps
Donald May ... Jack Stiggs
Carla Borelli ... Stella Stiggs
Stephanie Elfrink Stephanie Elfrink ... Missie Stiggs
Amanda Hull Amanda Hull ... Debbie Stiggs
James Gilsenan James Gilsenan ... Barney Beaugereaux
Tina Louise ... Florence Beaugereaux
Cynthia Nixon ... Michelle
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O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class.

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Adventures in upper middle class suburbia.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Utterly Monstrous Mind - Roasting Summer of O.C. & Stiggs See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,273, 12 July 1987

Gross USA:

$29,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,815
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dennis Hopper's character is a parody of the role he portrayed in Apocalypse Now (1979). Both characters are photographers that have chronicled happenings in Vietnam during the war. See more »

Goofs

Wino Bob has a very strong pulse visible at the side of his neck as O.C. and Stiggs cross his hands after discovering he is dead. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Gramps: [meeting his new nurse] Hey, if you're gonna be hanging around the house, I need to know two things.
Nurse: What are those?
Gramps: Can you make huevos rancheros?
Nurse: Oh, I can manage that.
Gramps: Good. Now, what's your story on menopause, huh?
Nurse: I always pause for men, Harry.
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Connections

Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Robert Altman (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Mo Ti Mo
(song title uncredited)
Written by King Sunny Ade
Performed by King Sunny Ade and his African Beats
Special music and appearance by King Sunny Ade and his AFRICAN BEATS
Courtesy of Island Records, Ltd.
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Robert Altman in the teenage-80's
17 March 2007 | by buzznzipp1995See all my reviews

Let's talk about 'Polarization' here a minute! This is one of those you either love it or hate it. I don't believe that there are too many in the middle. It's a tough spot to be in, when you are not a teen, to successfully understand the current teen crazes and fads, let alone the mindset! So it's trouble enough trying to capture this successfully when you are a big Hollywood mucky-muck like Altman . There is nothing wrong with writing a teenage comedy/ drama as an older writer, only thing that you will probably experience is the 'oldisms' in that writer's speech. Old phrases and ideas about life and other stuff. Some will say, 'Yeah, but teens are pretty universal'. But, the generations change due to many things. There was however Cameron Crow that set the high-school genre on it's 'ear' with with the creating of "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" which for me growing up back then was straight between the eyes! He hit it dead on, no doubt. Teenaged angst, the thought-line and logic that they use, etc.

In "O.C. & Stiggs" this carries a cast of great personalities from the past. A few of them, are gone now, but that is one of the reasons that I loved this now but not when I saw it then....how strange, but funny. It just did it's job over time and grew on me. These two are some what organized in their life and pursue ts, but bored with some things and upset at others. The problems and ideas for solutions that they have are fun, and the Arizona scenery to me, is nostalgic to see then all that has changed from what was a simpler time to be alive....the eighties. Enjoy this 1984 made and 1987 released cult classic. (***)


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