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The Odd Couple (1968)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  27 May 1968 (Brazil)
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Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.

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Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is neat, tidy, and neurotic, whereas Oscar is slovenly and casual. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Monica Evans and Carole Shelley also reprise their roles in Disney's The AristoCats (1970) as a pair of English geese on a walking tour of France. See more »

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When Oscar is at the ballpark, the phone rings and he puts his hot dog down. When the man answers the phone, Oscar is typing and the hot dog disappears. When we cut back to Oscar, he is eating it again. See more »

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[first lines]
Felix Ungar: A room, please.
Hotel clerk: You alone?
[Felix nods]
Hotel clerk: Luggage?
[Felix shakes his head]
Hotel clerk: How long do you want it for?
Felix Ungar: Oh, not very long.
Hotel clerk: Five dollars.
[Felix isn't paying attention]
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Crazy Credits

When the credits for Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon are displayed, they are first in the wrong order (since Oscar also keeps mixing them up) and after a couple of seconds they shift to their correct positions. See more »

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Rule Britannia
(1740) (uncredited)
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Words by James Thomson
Briefly sung a cappella by Walter Matthau
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The Odd Couple
23 March 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Simon's best comedy is superbly crafted by director Gene Saks and given life by the immense talents of Lemmon and Matthau. No one delivers these lines better. No one times them better. Nobody does it better.


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