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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 »
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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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User Reviews:
What a great situation, and great acting, in a fast little farce. See more (75 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:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Max says, "It's like one of them 'Fatal Attraction' things that they show on the 'Donahue' show," referring to both Fatal Attraction (1987) and "Donahue" (1967).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The IRS at the time of the movie didn't audit a year if it was over ten years old. In the movie they said he collected for 20 years and eleven of those 20 were not claimed properly. That is past the ten year mark. He had not been collected for probably a number of years so, those years would not have been audited and they wouldn't be entitled to anything.See more »
Quotes:
Max Goldman:She chose me, and anyone who says different is a damn liar!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
O Holy NightSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
What a great situation, and great acting, in a fast little farce., 31 August 2010
Author: secondtake from United States

Grumpy Old Men (1993)

The set-up is so funny, and it's so great to see Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau at it again, you have to laugh even though the jokes are often more silly than funny. It's a feel-good drama despite all the hysterics. Maybe the best moments are Burgess Meredith as Lemmon's father, delivering crude old man lines with enough raw disregard for everything to sink a ship. "Did you mounter her?" he asks his elderly son.

Obviously a hit enough to lead to "Grumpier Old Men" two years later, also funny but less fresh. And check out the Meredith outtakes on YouTube--just type his name and look for the "Grumpier Old Men" clip.

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