IMDb > Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Grumpy Old Men
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Grumpy Old Men (1993) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 36 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Grumpy Old Men -- A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood, only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.

Overview

User Rating:
6.9/10   29,301 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 1% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer (WGA):
Mark Steven Johnson (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Grumpy Old Men on IMDbPro.
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 »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(126 articles)
Donald Petrie lands Dodge College gig
 (From ScreenDaily. 20 February 2014, 11:17 AM, PST)

Donald Petrie lands Dade College gig
 (From ScreenDaily. 20 February 2014, 11:17 AM, PST)

Grudge Match Review
 (From HeyUGuys. 23 January 2014, 3:00 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
A very fun and sweet film 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)
Create a character page for: ?

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


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sexual references
Runtime:
103 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Company:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
After filming this movie in Minnesota in freezing temperatures, Walter Matthau was hospitalized with double pneumonia.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the wedding, most of the snow has melted. In the next scene, presumably that night, the snow at Max and John's houses is back to what is was before.See more »
Quotes:
Ariel Truax:John, when was the last time you made love?
John Gustafson:October 4th... 1978.
Ariel Truax:Oh, I think we're safe.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Haydn Quartet #14 in G Major, K. 38See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A very fun and sweet film, 9 December 2006
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

I don't know why, but I recently had Grumpy Old Men stuck in my head, I saw it when I was 8 years old with my grandparents, but I figured that I should watch it again before I would comment on it, since your opinion changes when you grow up. So, I rented both Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men and I was excited to see a decent rating on IMDb, and I love Walter Matthau, so this was a film to look forward too. Well, I finished it this morning and I have to say that it had it's good laughs along with a very heart warming story for the holidays.

John and Max are two former friends turned enemies and have been feuding for a long time, we don't really know why at the beginning of the film. When they see a new neighbor moving in on the street, a very attractive older woman named Ariel. Now the boys have something new to fight over and are competing for her love. But it almost drives them crazy how much they keep playing tricks on each other and can they realize that it's finally time to grow up and act their ages or will they stay as grumpy old men?

This was a very charming and lovely movie that could melt anyone's heart and make them laugh at the same time. I really do miss the comedies like this since a lot of films are more aimed for a younger generation, I may be 21, but I need the grown up comedies just as well as the one's for today, we need a balance, you know? But I would highly recommend Grumpy Old Men for a little laugh and a good film to watch for an afternoon.

7/10

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (74 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Would the IRS really easyrhino
Anyone else not amused by foul mouthed old coots? roghache
Hott vs. Hott ghostrider252002
Walter Matthau pattana746
The signpost by the fishing huts barry-g-ward
What on earth does she see in either one of them? auburnsilverscreen
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Brokeback Mountain Persepolis Kings & Queen Greed Prime
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.