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Grumpy Old Men -- A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood, only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Mark Steven Johnson (written by)
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Release Date:
25 December 1993 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A fifty-year fight. See more »
Plot:
A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood, only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
One of the 10 funniest films of all time. See more (74 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jack Lemmon ... John Gustafson

Walter Matthau ... Max Goldman

Ann-Margret ... Ariel Truax

Burgess Meredith ... Grandpa Gustafson

Daryl Hannah ... Melanie

Kevin Pollak ... Jacob Goldman

Ossie Davis ... Chuck

Buck Henry ... Snyder

Christopher McDonald ... Mike
Steve Cochran ... Weatherman

Joe Howard ... Pharmacist
Isabell O'Connor ... Nurse (as Isabell Monk)
Buffy Sedlachek ... Punky (as Buffy Sedlacheck)

John Carroll Lynch ... Moving Man
Charles Brin ... Fisherman
Oliver Osterberg ... Fisherman (as Ollie Osterberg)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joel Edwards ... Fisherman (uncredited)

Steven Mark Hahn ... Moving Man (uncredited)

Katie Wahlquist ... Woman with Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Donald Petrie 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Mark Steven Johnson (written by)

Produced by
Richard C. Berman .... producer
Darlene K. Chan .... associate producer
John Davis .... producer
Dan Kolsrud .... executive producer
Kathy Sarreal .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Alan Silvestri 
 
Cinematography by
Johnny E. Jensen (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bonnie Koehler 
 
Casting by
Sharon Howard-Field 
 
Production Design by
David Chapman 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Haack 
 
Set Decoration by
Clay A. Griffith 
 
Costume Design by
Lisa Jensen 
 
Makeup Department
Linda De Andrea .... hair stylist
Linda Melazzo .... makeup artist
Linda Rizzuto .... hair stylist
Rick Sharp .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Dan Kolsrud .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kent Genzlinger .... dga trainee
Molly Muir .... second assistant director
Randy Suhr .... first assistant director
Douglas E. Wise .... first assistant director (as Doug Wise)
 
Art Department
Aryn Chapman .... art department researcher
Douglas Dick .... construction coordinator
Chris Gibbin .... lead
Michael Hoover .... stand-by painter
Blaine Marcou .... construction foreman
Jack E. Pelissier Jr. .... assistant art director
Jerry Swift .... assistant property master
Jim Zemansky .... property master
Jimmy Flores .... location foreman (uncredited)
Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo .... assistant decorator (uncredited)
Jamie Reich .... lead scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christopher Assells .... dialogue editor
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Tom E. Dahl .... sound re-recording mixer
Victor Ray Ennis .... assistant sound editor
Russell C. Fager .... production sound mixer
Linda Folk .... adr editor
Jessica Gallavan .... adr supervisor
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer
Ron Grafton .... foley recordist
Rick Hart .... sound re-recording mixer
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Chris Hogan .... dialogue editor
Randy Kelley .... sound effects editor
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
Cybele O'Brien .... assistant sound editor
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Vic Radulich .... dialogue editor
Patrick N. Sellers .... foley editor
Mark Steinbeck .... boom operator
Mark P. Stoeckinger .... sound effects supervisor
Mike Szakmeister .... dialogue editor
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Kim Waugh .... additional sound
David Behle .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Mauriece Jacks Jr. .... cable person (uncredited)
Jack Keller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Glenn T. Morgan .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Albiez .... special effects coordinator
Keane Bonath .... special effects
Shelly Hawkos .... special effects
Brad Holmes .... special effects
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects on set supervisor (as Greg Jensen)
Jessica Molitor .... special effects
Chris Porter .... special effects
 
Stunts
Ray Lykins .... stunt double: Walter Matthau
Ray Lykins .... stunts
Bill McIntosh .... stunts
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunts
Spiro Razatos .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Blymyer .... chief lighting technician
Dick Colean .... camera operator
Chris Fisher .... first assistant camera
Jimmy E. Jensen .... first assistant camera
Hugh Langtry .... best boy grip
Patrick Marshall .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Pat Marshall)
Tim Marshall .... rigging gaffer
Thomas R. Miller .... dolly grip (as Tom Miller)
Richard Moran .... key grip (as Dick Moran)
Ron Phillips .... still photographer
Rosalie Seifert .... second assistant camera
Michael Handley .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Chris Van Zant .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lynn Blumenthal .... casting: Minneapolis
Susan Peck .... casting associate
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hala Bahmet .... costumer
Keith G. Lewis .... costume supervisor
Trina Mrnak .... costumer
Elizabeth Shelton .... assistant costume designer (as Liz Shelton)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Adam C. Frank .... first assistant editor
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Kimberly Mann .... second assistant editor (as Kimberly Boege)
Steve Schoenberg .... associate editor
Trudy Yee .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kenneth Karman .... supervising music editor
William Ross .... orchestrator
Dennis S. Sands .... score mixer
Andrew Silver .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Stephanie Lowry .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Jacqueline Tager .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Tom Marshall .... transportation captain
Linda Olson .... transportation co-captain
Dave Robling .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Eric Bergerson .... video coordinator
Susan Bierbaum .... script supervisor
David Bifano .... synthesizer programmer
Kim Bodner .... assistant accountant
Brooke Brooks .... assistant: Mr. Davis
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (as Pittard-Sullivan-Fitzgerald)
Host Jung .... caterer
Jane Lydon .... production secretary
Lisa D. Menke .... administration staff
Susan Montgomery .... production accountant
Lana Morgan .... assistant: Ms. Hannah (as Lonna Morgan)
Peter L. Mullin .... administration staff
Gregory J. Niska .... administration staff
Billy Pittard .... title designer (as Pittard-Sullivan-Fitzgerald)
Michele Platt .... assistant: Mr. Petrie
Tom Sann .... administration staff
Erika Schlaeger .... craft service
Dirk Schmitz .... first aid
Michael Singer .... unit publicist
Ed Sullivan .... title designer (as Pittard-Sullivan-Fitzgerald)
Cat Thompson .... location manager
Aaron M. Weinberg .... production aide
Bill Daly .... post-production accountant manager (uncredited)
Kurt W. Gensmer .... construction medic (uncredited)
Dave Halls .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Sean Healey .... production accountant (uncredited)
Jesse Merz .... market researcher (uncredited)
Jay Sheveck .... premiere and release (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sexual references
Runtime:
103 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Max is changing John' s TV channels you will see 3 different little Caesar pizza commercials from 1992.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Max Goldman:Good morning, dickhead.
John Gustafson:Hello, moron.
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Soundtrack:
Aloha OeSee more »

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30 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
One of the 10 funniest films of all time., 5 November 2001
Author: Clint Ford from Dallas, Texas

I write this in 2001. Sadly, at this time, all three of the "Grumpy Old Men" (Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Burgess Meredith) have now passed on. But this film will show that some of your best work can come in your golden years.

I first saw "Grumpy Old Men" against protest. Though I'd heard of its legacy at being "SO funny!"-- I rebelled against the idea of seeing two foul old guys yelling at each other. One night, my parents rented it-- and I happened to be staying at their house that night-- so I popped it in the VCR and watched it.

I went to bed in pain that night because my abdomen was sore from laughing so hard. It took over 3 hours for me to watch the whole movie because I kept rewinding and watching the funniest parts over and over again.

Though the movie stars all VERY-seasoned and excellent actors & actresses-- one tends to forget that... and only sees "John and Max" going at it again. It's a fifty-year fight between these two mischievous old bags of hot-air. The movie becomes more exciting as it progresses-- because you get to wonder who's going to strike next and humiliate the other... Gustafson or Goldman?

Aside from a wonderful story line and script, there are some very memorable one-liners and quotes from both this and "Grumpier Old Men" (the sequel). The soundtrack is sprinkled with wonderful old songs, along with festive polka songs to set the atmosphere for the town of Wabasha, Minnesota-- a small Swedish-settlement in the North.

If you've not seen this movie, and you have a great sense of humor-- do yourself the favor of renting "Grumpy Old Men". It's a heart-warming, happy film that leaves you feeling good after seeing it. God rest all the souls of the stars of this film that are now no longer with us-- but enjoy one of their last gifts to us before they left.

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