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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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A fifty-year fight. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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

When Max is changing John' s TV channels you will see 3 different little Caesar pizza commercials from 1992. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

One outtake has Jack Lemmon flub his lines, and he continues, in the same tone of voice, babbling gibberish. Matthau answers him in the same "language." Their timing and intonation are precisely as they'd be if they weren't jabbering nonsense to one another. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Remembers Walter Matthau (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Lovin'
Written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick
Performed by The Rascals
Courtesy of ATLANTIC RECORDS
By Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS
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Great fun for seniors and juniors

John Gustafson (Jack Lemmon) and Max Goldman (Walter Matthau) are neighbors living in snowy Minnesota who have been fighting with each other for several years.Then a lovely widow called Ariel Truax (Ann-Margret) moves to the street.That means competition between John and Max.Grumpy Old Men from 1993 is great fun for seniors and juniors.I'm only 18 but I'm getting older all the time.Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau were great together.Unfortunately Walter died to a heart attack last July at the age of 79.There are also some other great actors in the movie, including Ossie Davis, Daryl Hannah and Kevin Pollak.Burgess Meredith (1909-1997) is brilliant playing Lemmon's father in the movie.Grumpy Old Men is a heart warming comedy with lots of terrific scenes with Lemmon and Matthau.Don't miss the bloopers during credits.And don't miss this movie.


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