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Grumpy Old Men (1993)

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
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Nurse (as Isabell Monk)
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Punky (as Buffy Sedlacheck)
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Moving Man
Charles Brin ...
Fisherman
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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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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)  »

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Dois Velhos Rabugentos  »

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$70,172,621 (USA)
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Jacob asks Max if he wants to watch "Leno or Letterman", referring to Late Show with David Letterman (1993) and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). 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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[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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Grandpa's lines were as follows. N.B. He's just seen Chuck enter the home of Ariel. See more »


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Jingle Bells
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Written by James Pierpont (as James Lord Pierpont)
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Classic Matthau and Lemmon
14 January 2005 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

This is an instant classic and a very recognizable film of the two, that if you ask someone about them, they will always mention this. A grreat and memorable role of the two, and and very hilarious, you'll want to see it again. They are a bunch of bumbling and feuding neighbors, who are in love with the same woman. Every scene with them in this one is unforgettable and outrageously funny. Especially the scenes with Matthau, with the fishing pole that sinks into the ice, he screams loud. An unforgettable scream and very funny too. He does the same when Ann Margaret drops the big fish before he can get a shot of it, and again when he discovers the dried fish that Jack Lemmon put in his car without him noticing it, and I like his line there, "ya shmuck!" That was funny. Boy those two are really funny, but at the same time they know how to make dramatic scenes that are almost teary, and sometimes serious and heart-warming ones, but they still become funny at the end and seem to keep it like that. Recommended to all fans of the two.


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