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Grumpy Old Men (1993)

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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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Steve Cochran ...
Weatherman
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Pharmacist
Isabell O'Connor ...
Nurse (as Isabell Monk)
Buffy Sedlachek ...
Punky (as Buffy Sedlacheck)
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Moving Man
Charles Brin ...
Fisherman
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Storyline

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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The best of enemies until something came between them. See more »

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

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25 December 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dois Velhos Rabugentos  »

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$70,172,621 (USA)
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Trivia

Although the door to his ice shanty says the initials of his first and middle name are JW, Burgess Meredith's character of Grandpa Gustafson in this movie and its sequel Grumpier Old Men (1995), is never actually addressed by his real first name by any of the Main characters. See more »

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When John is handing his Dad a beer at the shanty we see his hand reach into the bag and pull out a beer. In the next shot we see his hand back inside the bag and hear it dislodge the beer from its holder. See more »

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Snyder: Mr. Gustafson! I have to talk to you! Mr. Gustafson, will you answer the door, please? I know you're in there! It's no use pretending this isn't happening, Mr. Gustafson! I can't keep coming... back here every couple of days! You have to talk to me! Mr. Gustafson, I'm just trying to help you! Come on and open the door! I'll just keep knocking! I'll come back, so you might as well answer the door! I know you're in there! Think of the neighbors, Mr. Gustafson! There's a letter for ...
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Take 13: Looks like Chuck's a tomcat on the prowl.. Meeeeoowwwwww See more »

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Features :20 Minute Workout (1982) See more »

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Written and Performed by Otis Redding
Courtesy of ATCO RECORDS
By Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS
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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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