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Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  17 December 1993 (USA)
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Two lonely, retired septuagenarians, an unkempt, hard-drinking Irish sea captain, and a fussy, well-mannered Cuban barber form an uneasy friendship.

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Walter
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Frank
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Helen Cooney
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Bernice
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Ned Ryan
Harold Bergman ...
Sleeper
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Georgia
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Henry's Dad
Jag Davies ...
Henry
Rudolph X. Herrera ...
Umpire
Persephone Felder ...
Woman in Stands
Stephen G. Anthony ...
Leo Peetes
Greg Paul Meyers ...
Sid Showenstein
Aquilla Owens ...
First Girl in Park
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Storyline

Frank, a retired Irish seaman, and Walter, a retired Cuban barber, are two lonely old men trapped in the emptiness of their own lives. When they meet in a park Frank is able to start a conversation after several attempts. They begin to spend time together and become friends. But because of their different characters they often quarrel with each other and finally seperate after Frank misbehaves to Walter's friend Elaine. Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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...and other lies your friends let you get away with.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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17 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Brydekamp med Ernest Hemingway  »

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$231,700 (USA)
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At one of the Little League games, one of the players gets picked off of first base is picked off after taking too big a lead. Leads are prohibited in Little League. See more »

Quotes

[Frank is admiring a waitress's ass]
Frank: She's got a great backyard.
Walter: I don't know. I've never been to her house.
Frank: She's got a great ass.
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NENA
Written by Patricio Ballagas
Performed by María Teresa Vera (as Maria Teresa Vera)
Courtesy of Kubaney Records
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It is January 2000 and I have just discovered this film!
28 January 2000 | by (San Anselmo, California) – See all my reviews

If you are a Duvall nut, as I shall forever be, you must rush out and rent this immediately. I spent last night cuddled up with my husband sobbing quietly at this rich and beautifully told story of a shy Cuban barber and a salty sea captain thrown together in retirement hell. They make, needless to say, a momentary paradise out of their touching and sly friendship. Some of the best ensemble acting you will ever witness. Go...now!


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