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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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What Coogan & Reilly Learned From 'Stan & Ollie'

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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Taglines:

Laurel & Hardy: comedy legends needed a comeback. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language, and for smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Canada | USA

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:

$24,420,923
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Irish author John Connolly, known for his horror, mystery and fantasy work, wrote "he: A Novel" which is a touching, quasi-fictional biography of Stan Laurel, with Babe, as Ollie was known. In one chapter, Connolly writes about the Boys' return to the U.K., the subject of this film. At one stop, the Boys were serenaded by several hundred fans whistling their theme song. See more »

Goofs

The train correctly shows a British Railways Black Five, but the coaches are in the chocolate and cream livery of the old Great Western Railway, which no longer existed in the 1950s. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Hardy: You're not leaving, are you, Stan? We've got some shows to do.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Oscars (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Written by Harry Carroll & Ballard MacDonald
Performed by John C. Reilly & Steve Coogan
Used by permission of Shapiro Bernstein & Co Limited
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Their dances and bits plus their off screen lives
7 November 2018 | by yonhopeSee all my reviews

This is the best new movie I have watched in years. John C. Reilly could easily be nominated for acting honors. The cinematography is beautiful, the sets are believable and the story seems to be an honest account of an interesting part of Stan and Ollie's lives. The best part of this movie is the opening four minute plus tracking scene. It is not quite as great as LaLaLand's tracking shot but still one of the all time best. Laurel and Hardy fans will love this movie. Hopefully it will make youngsters curious enough to watch some of their old movies. This movies uses some of my favorite scenes from Way Out West. Excellent movie.


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