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Age-Old Friends (1989)

John Cooper is in a retirement home. There are strict rules for the residents, but he refuses to fall into passivity. He flirts constantly with Nurse Wilson and spends time with his best ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Aaron Alexander ...
Grandson
Frummie Blatt ...
Resident #2
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John Cooper
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Julia
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Supervisor
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Peter
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Michael Aylott
David Harvey ...
Resident #1
Phillip Jarrett ...
Larry (as Phil Jarrett)
Ed McGibbon ...
Hartley (as Edward McGibbon)
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Mrs. Baker
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Nurse Wilson
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Dr. Spears
Murray Westgate ...
Colonel
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John Cooper is in a retirement home. There are strict rules for the residents, but he refuses to fall into passivity. He flirts constantly with Nurse Wilson and spends time with his best buddy Michael Aylott, who's slowly drifting into senility. The movie portrays the fight for independence and dignity in old age. Written by Lars Skogan

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old age | senility | based on book | See All (3) »

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16 December 1989 (USA)  »

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A Month of Sundays  »

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Cooper: [Pretending to be a World War II American soldier] You'd better think twice, Fritz! I have a howitzer trained on the door!
Nurse Wilson: Good Morning, Mr. Cooper
Cooper: Ah! Comrade! Comrade!
Nurse Wilson: You better eat this while it's hot.
Cooper: To do that I'd have to perch on the cart as it left the kitchen.
[Noticing that Nurse Wilson is making the bed]
Cooper: I do hope you're tucking those sheets in nice and tight.
Nurse Wilson: Why?
Cooper: Well it'd spoil the nightly challenge if I could get into bed easily. By the way, I dreamt about you again last night; ...
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