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
A fifty-year fight.
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When Max is changing John' s TV channels you will see 3 different little Caesar pizza commercials from 1992. See more
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
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 ...
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
Written by Rudy Clark
and Arthur Resnick
Performed by The Rascals
Courtesy of ATLANTIC RECORDS
By Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS See more