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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

Writers:

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 ... 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 »

Also Known As:

Stan & Ollie See more »

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

Gross USA:

$5,470,235

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,445,446
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy also visited the Republic of Ireland on their final tour. They were warmly greeted by hundreds of people. See more »

Goofs

When Stan and Ollie arrive in London, their train crosses the Thames River with the Tower Bridge close by in the background. There is no railway bridge near the Tower Bridge that would make that perspective possible. The only railway bridge across that part of the Thames would show London Bridge in that perspective. See more »

Quotes

Stan Laurel: [sees Tower Bridge] There it is, the Eiffel Tower.
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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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References The Music Box (1932) See more »

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John & Steve
14 May 2019 | by ReadingFilmSee all my reviews

Reilly is adorable under mounds of fat. He's a gentleman that you wish to shake his hand. That compares no one wanting to know him for being gluttonous, especially in its time, leads to being irresistible in art. Coogan's narcissism is broken down to further the effect. See the vaudeville as they mention of their past. "Hollowness." Art is the only way for the fringe to be tolerated. Most interesting is how it plays with many layers of artifice. My favorite: "Ah the Eiffel Tower." Two products of early cinema staring out a green screen of digital monuments. That is the future integrating the past inside of this hyper treadmill of infinite brand. We are watching them watching themselves into oblivion. The long tracking shot to start with showing their back (a shorthand for virtuoso directing not realizing theater is how we see and lateral is what reads/rant) attempts immersion while using greenscreen for the very shot. Which is it? These many frames create the effect that their isolation, entrapment, quarreling, all functioning on the same plane as the art to our eyes, therefore both the brand and dreary life become one 'cinema'. In blurring the frame, it's saying art is real living and reality is their stage. This is furthered by its meta casting, Reilly & Coogan, the ones work with Ferrel, the other's British comedy, which in this way it becomes sort of touching as fueled by their direct experience as comics.


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