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Director:
Writer:
Neil Simon (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 January 1976 (Denmark) See more »
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Tagline:
For the price of a movie, you'll feel like a million!
Plot:
A vaudeville duo agree to reunite for a TV special, but it turns out that they can't stand each other. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
a delight See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Walter Matthau ... Willy Clark

George Burns ... Al Lewis

Richard Benjamin ... Ben Clark

Lee Meredith ... Nurse in Sketch (Miss McIntosh)

Carol Arthur ... Mrs. Doris Green, Al's Daughter

Rosetta LeNoire ... Odessa, Willy's nurse (as Rosetta Le Noire)

F. Murray Abraham ... Mechanic

Howard Hesseman ... Mr. Walsh, Commerical Director
James Cranna ... Mr. Schaeffer, TV Director

Ron Rifkin ... T.V. Floor Manager

Jennifer Lee ... Helen Clark
Fritz Feld ... Mr. Gilbert, Man at Audition
Jack Bernardi ... Man at Audition
Garn Stephens ... Eddie, the Stage Manager
Santos Morales ... Desk Clerk

Archie Hahn ... Assistant at Audition
Sid Gould ... Patient
Tom Spratley ... Card Player
Rashel Novikoff ... Woman in Hotel
Sammy Smith ... Man on Street
Dan Resin ... Mr. Ferranti, Actor's Fund Home Director
Milt Kogan ... Doctor
Bob Goldstein ... Waiter
Walter Stocker ... T.V. Executive
Duchess Dale ... Ben's Secretary
Bill Reddick ... Announcer
Eddie Villery ... Flower Delivery Boy
Gary K. Steven ... Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steve Allen ... Narrator on Fictional TV Program (uncredited)

Phyllis Diller ... Perforfmer on Fictional TV Program (uncredited)

Lois Hamilton ... (uncredited)
Lauren Simon ... Woman in Lobby (uncredited)
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Directed by
Herbert Ross 
 
Writing credits
Neil Simon (screenplay)

Neil Simon  play (uncredited)

Produced by
Roger M. Rothstein .... associate producer
Ray Stark .... producer
 
Cinematography by
David M. Walsh (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John F. Burnett 
 
Casting by
Jennifer Shull 
 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner 
 
Set Decoration by
Marvin March 
 
Costume Design by
Patricia Norris (costumes) (as Pat Norris)
 
Makeup Department
Dick Smith .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Daigler .... second assistant director
Jack Roe .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Stephen Myles Berger .... assistant art director (as Steve Berger)
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master
 
Sound Department
Jerry Jost .... sound
Harry W. Tetrick .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Shearman .... camera operator (as Roger Shearman Jr.)
Mel Traxel .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Seth Banks .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Margaret Booth .... supervising editor
Patrick M. Crawford .... assistant editor
Michael A. Stevenson .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Frank Bueno .... assistant to producer
Tony Elmaleh .... dialogue coach
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Regina Gruss .... unit publicist
Nora Kaye .... assistant: Mr. Ross
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
111 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Ben Clark:I'm getting chest pains. You give me chest pains!
Willy Clark:It's my fault you get excited?
Ben Clark:Yes! I only get chest pains on Wednesdays!
Willy Clark:So come Tuesdays.
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Soundtrack:
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
a delight, 29 September 2001
Author: dtucker86 from Germany

This is an amazing accomplishment for George Burns. He had not made a film for almost 40 years and had never really acted before, and yet he gave one of the most moving performances I have ever seen in a motion picture. He was the oldest performer to ever win an Academy Award for best supporting actor and I think it would behoove acting students to study his wonderful performance. Neil Simon is one of my favorite writers and I think this is his best work. Burns and Matthau make movie magic and it is a delight from start to finish to see these two old pros at work.

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