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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
Isabell O'Connor ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

Dois Velhos Rabugentos  »

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$70,172,621 (USA)
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When Gustafsson wakes up from Ariel knocking at the door, in the middle of the night, he mumbles "Vad är det?" - Swedish for "What is it?" 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 16: Look's like Chuck's taking a ride on the wild balony pony. See more »

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Aloha Oe
Written by Queen Liliuokalani
Performed by The New Hawaiian Band
Courtesy of MCA RECORDS
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Review Of "Grumpy Old Men"
14 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Grumpy Old Men" is a 1993 Donald Petrie film about two feuding old men (Lemmon, Matthau) who step up their game to woo their new neighbor (Ann-Margret). Let me start off by saying that I love both Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon and I have heard of how the two of them are often paired together on film. This is the first film I've seen with the both of them in it and I can tell why they were paired together here. The chemistry between Matthau and Lemmon is really noticeable throughout this film - they really love working with each other. Everyone else's performances were also very well done. The movie was also pretty funny overall, but what surprised me the most was that this film featured some very touching and heartwarming scenes within it. Honestly, I can say that this movie surprised me all together. I thought I was only going to get a 90 minute film of two old men swearing at each other. What I got was that, but with very great acting, subplot development, tonal diversity, and more. "Grumpy Old Men" is a film that I watched with a genuine smile on my face.


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