6.1/10
166
9 user 1 critic

The Odd Couple: Together Again (1993)

Felix's daughter Edna is getting married, and his wife Gloria throws him out of the house for a few days, so that she can plan the wedding herself, without him getting in the way. Felix ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(character from the play),
Reviews
Popularity
2,755 ( 12,246)

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Can a bickering odd couple in Manhattan become friends and maybe more? Owlish Felix is an unpublished writer who vents his frustration by reporting to the super that the woman in a ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Robert Klein
The Odd Couple (1970–1975)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.

Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro
The New Odd Couple (1982–1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An African American remake of the television series inspired by the Neil Simon play about two friends living together despite their completely disparate attitudes to life.

Stars: Ron Glass, Demond Wilson, John Schuck
Riot (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In April 1992, following the notorious Rodney King verdict, the streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield, the backdrop to four personal intertwined stories. In Gold Mountain, Jeff Lee ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Di Lello, David C. Johnson, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Dante Basco, Kieu Chinh, Mako
It's About Time I (2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When the Earth's Atomic Clock is altered by one second, three friends must deal with the unexpected effect it has on their lives.

Director: Kevin Shinick
Stars: Paul Bartholomew, Jennifer Carta, Jennifer Dempster
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Oscar and Felix take a road trip to their son and daughter's wedding.

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Richard Riehle
The Tony Randall Show (1976–1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Fastidious Philadelphia Judge Walter Franklin has a plummy housekeeper, a sloppy court clerk, an icy secretary, and an obnoxiously ingratiating assistant District Attorney.

Stars: Tony Randall, Barney Martin, Allyn Ann McLerie
Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
Drama | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.

Stars: Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A family's Passover gets screwy after the patriarch unknowingly ingests a hit of Ecstasy.

Director: Salvador Litvak
Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Michael Lerner, Shiri Appleby
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Whit, condemned and awaiting execution, reviews the events of his life that has brought him to Cell 2455 on San Quentin's Death Row, a story he had told in a autobiography that became a ... See full summary »

Director: Fred F. Sears
Stars: William Campbell, R. Wright Campbell, Marian Carr
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.

Director: Gene Saks
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Gil
Toni Kalem ...
Edna
Garry Walberg ...
...
...
...
Roy
...
Zelnick
...
Plaza Asst. Manager
Gloria Cromwell ...
Jill
Harvey Miller ...
Dr. Hegler
Ben Lemon ...
Bill
William Newman ...
Sylvester
Edit

Storyline

Felix's daughter Edna is getting married, and his wife Gloria throws him out of the house for a few days, so that she can plan the wedding herself, without him getting in the way. Felix temporarily moves in with Oscar, who is still living in the same apartment from the TV show. Due to throat cancer, Oscar had to have one of his vocal cords removed, and he can only speak in a raspy whisper. Meanwhile, plans for the wedding are going on, and things get complicated when Felix finds out that Edna's fiancé has been divorced twice. Written by Jaclyn Mussehl <pooh3@buffnet.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Furcsa pár: Újra együtt  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jack Klugman was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1974, leading to vocal surgery in 1989 leaving his voice sounding harsh and raspy. His scratchy voice was later written into several of his later film and television roles, beginning with The Odd Couple: Together Again (1993), and also Dear God (1996). See more »

Goofs

Oscar has a stuffed gorilla named Stanley in the movie, in flashback segments of the series set before Feilx moved in, the gorilla's name was Bruce. (It's implied that it's the same stuffed gorilla, because upon seeing it Felix says, "Ah, I see Stanley's back".) See more »

Quotes

Felix: Oscar's in the hos---what hospital?
Murray: Columbia Presbyterian, but he begged me not to tell you.
Felix: He tells you, but he doesn't tell me, his best friend. I guess he doesn't want to worry me.
Murray: He doesn't want to *see* you.
See more »

Connections

Follows The Odd Couple (1970) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pleasant enough reunion for two iconic TV characters
20 November 2008 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

Most TV reunion movies do little more than reunite the original cast members and revisit the same story ideas that worked the first time around. After all, that's what the audience expects, right? You don't bring back everyone's beloved characters and have them doing UNfamiliar things on screen. Viewers like those characters for what they WERE, and they expect to see them repeat the same moves.

"Odd Couple: Together Again" exemplifies this in how Felix and Oscar are reunited in the same apartment (or at least, they CLAIM it's the same one), rehashing the "neat vs. sloppy" clash, among other events in their lives. Some of the scripted comedic lines are fairly amusing, while others are lukewarm and less sharp.

This TV movie's chief asset is a certain warmth that comes from seeing these familiar characters (and actors, for that matter) reunite. Watching them renew their ties of friendship and seeing them bond possesses more entertainment value than the jokes in the script, which are a decided mixed bag.

Gone are the brilliant wisecracks from the '70s show; since the original stable of Garry Marshall, Jerry Belson, Mark Rothman and Frank Buxton are nowhere to be found, we settle for the tone and pitch of writer-director Robert Klane. I think Klugman and Randall manage to carry the often tame material expertly.

Felix strolls through Oscar's messy bedroom for the first time in many years, and Felix comments on each item of garbage he finds. Again, it's a pleasant enough sequence, but in the hands of the old writers, it could've been much funnier.

Felix is noisily vacuuming in Oscar's living room at four in the morning, and when an angry, half-awake Oscar comes storming in, Felix pretends to open his eyes and says, "Oh ... OH! I must've been sleep-cleaning!" Oscar responds by doing some "sleep-messing" and then threatening "sleep-murder."

I could totally envision the old TV writers coming up with a hilarious tit-for-tat sequence instead, where Oscar could sneak in and unplug (or sabotage) the vacuum to set up a sight gag where the vacuum blows up in Felix's hand, or some similar sight gag that ends up with Felix fuming like it used to be. You get the idea.

The strength of Klane's effort lies in the more serious moments, not the least of which is dealing with Klugman's post cancer-surgery voice. Obviously, Klugman's scratchy, toneless rasp had to become Oscar's voice, and Klane gives Oscar some genuine emotionally touching moments. The idea of Felix helping him through his disheartening loss leads to some nice bonding moments, and again, they are much more effective than the comedic sequences in the film.

I'm guessing that this telefilm flopped. The reason I'm guessing that? Randall stated in an interview from many years ago that he and Klugman had "just made" a reunion movie (or something like that), and another Felix/Oscar movie was coming. It never came, obviously, so I can perceive that "Odd Couple: Together Again" just didn't have a strong creative or viewer-ratings impact.

Also, there is no DVD release. No VHS tape exists either. All five seasons of the original series are now available on disc, but "Odd Couple: Together Again" is not (as of this writing). I believe the film is flawed, but it's not deserving of the obscurity it seems to have achieved. It's OK! A mixed bag, to be sure, but definitely worthwhile.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Preachy or Funny? Take Your Pick MAZZELLAFAMILY
Why didn't Al Molinaro play Murray? Leafman
Discuss The Odd Couple: Together Again (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?