Robert Altman

OC & Stiggs

A dark, cynical, cartoon-like satire about two delinquent Arizona teens tormenting their nasty neighbours.

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USA 1985
Dir Robert Altman
With Daniel H Jenkins, Neill Barry, Paul Dooley, Jane Curtin
105min
35mm
Certificate 12A

Scripted by National Lampoon’s Tod Carroll and Ted Mann, this account of a couple of bored, delinquent Arizona teenagers tormenting their still less appealing neighbours is pitched somewhere between cartoon and satire, and features cameo appearances by the likes of Dennis Hopper, Melvin Van Peebles and Ray Walston. The music of King Sunny Adé leavens the often dark and cynical humour.