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The Sunshine Boys (I) (1975)

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A vaudeville duo agree to reunite for a TV special, but it turns out that they can't stand each other.

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The Sunshine Boys (TV Movie 1977)
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Willy Clark reluctantly agrees to share his apartment with former vaudeville partner Al Lewis so his old friend won't have to move into a retirement home.

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Lewis and Clark were famous comedians during the vaudeville era; off-stage, though, they couldn't stand each other and haven't spoken in over 20 years. Ben, Willy Clark's nephew, is the producer of a variety show that wants to feature a reunion of the classic duo. How will Ben convince the crotchety old comedians to put aside their differences before the big show? Written by Mike Konczewski

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For the price of a movie, you'll feel like a million!

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30 January 1976 (Denmark)  »

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Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys  »

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Actors Sam Levene as Lewis and Jack Albertson as Clark originated the roles on Broadway. In the play's long run, they were later replaced with Lou Jacobi as Lewis and Jack Gilford as Clark. See more »

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Al Lewis: [on the phone] Doris, I want you to pick me up now. I don't want to discuss it. Pick me up. He pulled a knife on me - a kitchen knife! It was still dirty from breakfast!
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Make 'Em Laugh
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Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Arranged by Conrad Salinger
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The Sunshine Boys
1 April 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Superb version of the early 1970's comedy by Neil Simon about two aging comics, who hate each other, who try to patch up their relationship for a comedy tribute. Matthau is right on, but it's Burns who steals scene after scene. Just watching all that talent makes the picture! Richard Benjamin is also very good as Matthau's agent and nephew. Keep an eye out for F. Murray Abraham and Howard Hessemen.


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