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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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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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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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£734,203 (UK) (17 June 1994)
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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 other 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 »

Quotes

Grandpa Gustafson: Drop that fish!
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Burgess Meredith, as Grandpa, is shown acting out different versions of one scene (A245/84B or A246/84B). Presumably the nature of the scene meant that the choice of which version to use had to be made later. See more »

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Oira, Oira Polka
Arranged by Walter Legawiec
Performed by Walter Legawiec and His Polka Kings
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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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