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12/11/16 Episode 27: O.C. and Stiggs (1985)

Listen to Let's Watch a Full-Length Movie on YouTube on Mutiny Radio and watch O.C. and Stiggs on YouTube at the same time. Start with the podcast. Since embedding of the movie has been disabled, please enjoy this 1990 performance of Hamlet.
(photo via The Final Image)

People love an artistic comeback, except for the limbo that precedes it. There's no better example than O.C. and Stiggs (1985). It's unclear what's going on, let alone why pre-comeback Robert Altman directed it and pre-comeback Dennis Hopper, Melvin Van Peebles, Jane Curtain, Bob Uecker, and King Sunny Adé acted in it.

The only straight-to-video National Lampoon movie based on a story from the magazine, O.C. and Stiggs centers on two young lower middle class white sociopaths who torment an upper middle class white family with pranks and lobster theft under the soft blue skies of Arizona.

Join Mike Spiegelman (Hamlet) and Carl Haupt (Hamlet's dad) as they watch the greatest "good bad bad" movie out there. This episode is the second of our series devoted to National Lampoon movies. We covered Class Reunion and Movie Madness (both '82) previously.
National Lampoon had a comeback of its own with National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) then tanked it with The Joy of Sex (1984) and the syndicated television news parody National Lampoon's Hot Flashes. National Lampoon follow up with the first sequel to Vacation and the stage show, National Lampoon's Class of '86. Clips can be found after the break. 

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