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Grumpy Old Men (1993)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  25 December 1993 (USA)
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A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood, only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.

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John and Max are elderly men living next door to each other. They're continuously arguing and insulting each other, and have been this way for over 50 years. One day, Ariel, moves into the street. Both men are attracted to her, and their rivalry steps up a gear. Written by Rob Hartill

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A fifty-year fight. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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25 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Dois Velhos Rabugentos  »

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£734,203 (UK) (17 June 1994)
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Max says, "It's like one of them 'Fatal Attraction' things that they show on the 'Donahue' show," referring to both Fatal Attraction (1987) and Donahue (1967). See more »

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John reaches into the back seat of his car to retrieve a tax folder. Jacob approaches and greets John. When John turns around to return the greeting his hands are empty. In the next shot he once again has the folder. See more »

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Max Goldman: Did you win the Lottery Dickhead?
John Gustafson: Enjoy your shower Smart Ass?
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Take 14: Look's like Chuck's gonna bury his boner. See more »

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References Donahue (1967) See more »

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What a great situation, and great acting, in a fast little farce.
31 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Grumpy Old Men (1993)

The set-up is so funny, and it's so great to see Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau at it again, you have to laugh even though the jokes are often more silly than funny. It's a feel-good drama despite all the hysterics. Maybe the best moments are Burgess Meredith as Lemmon's father, delivering crude old man lines with enough raw disregard for everything to sink a ship. "Did you mounter her?" he asks his elderly son.

Obviously a hit enough to lead to "Grumpier Old Men" two years later, also funny but less fresh. And check out the Meredith outtakes on YouTube--just type his name and look for the "Grumpier Old Men" clip.


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