Starring: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones, Susy Kane, Joseph Balderrama
Bio-drama directed by Jon S. Baird which centers on Laurel and Hardy (Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly), the world’s favorite comedy double act. The story follows 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.
News Reel Reporter: Hollywood legends, Mr. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, arrived in Britain today as they embarked on a national tour.
Oliver Hardy: We’re doing this while we’re waiting for this new picture to come together.
Stan Laurel: I’m going to make sure that this tour gets off on the right foot.
[as they pass the London Bridge]
Stan Laurel: Here it is, the Eiffel Tower.
Café Waitress: It’s amazing that you two are still going strong, still using the same old material.
Lucille Hardy: Such a wonderful reception, isn’t it, Ida?
Ida Kitaeva Laurel: It’s okay.
[referring to Lucille and Ida]
Bernard Delfont: Two double acts for the price of one.
[referring to the audience]
Stan Laurel: Pretty empty last night. I guess people just don’t want to see Laurel and Hardy anymore.
Lucille Hardy: Has he been pushing you a little too hard, babe?
Oliver Hardy: You know Stan.
Oliver Hardy: We had a good thing going, but you had this big chip on your shoulder because I did a picture with someone else.
Stan Laurel: I couldn’t sleep for days when they told me what you did. You’re just a lazy ass who got lucky because you met me.
Oliver Hardy: Lucky? I spend my life with a man who hides behind his typewriter.
Stan Laurel: You betrayed me. Betrayed our friendship.
Oliver Hardy: You’re hollow.
Doctor: [to Hardy] You cannot go on stage again in your condition.
Lucille Hardy: [to Hardy] I love you, but I won’t stand by and watch this nutty tour put you in a wooden box.
Stan Laurel: I should never have had us take this tour. I love him, Ida.
Stan Laurel: When you watch our movies, it was just the two of us. All we had was each other.
[Hardy shows up at Laurel’s hotel room]
Oliver Hardy: You’re not leaving, are you, Stan? The show must go on.
Oliver Hardy: [to Laurel] Je ne regrette rien. And you shouldn’t regret rien either.
Theater Manager: Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Stan Laurel and Mr. Oliver Hardy.
Oliver Hardy: I’ll miss this when we’re gone.
Stan Laurel: So will you.
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