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Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)

PG-13 | | 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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Micole Mercurio ...
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 ...
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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 Hemingway  »

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$231,700 (USA)
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Trivia

The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Robert Duvall, Sandra Bullock and Shirley MacLaine; and two Oscar nominees: Richard Harris and Piper Laurie. See more »

Goofs

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

[a very drunk Frank singing in the park]
Frank: I'm sweet Willy McGhee, I set sail for the sea / A man fit for sailin', my cock's fit for whalin', my balls they weigh seventy pounds apiece! / If you know any ladies, that want to make babies, send them to see Willy McGhee.
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Features The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

I LOVE PARIS
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Bobby Edwards (as Bob Edwards), Vince Marlo Balsamello, George DuVal,
Herb Nach and Eleonora L. Vescera (as Eleonora Vescera)
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I cried again
4 September 2000 | by (Baysie, New York) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for possibly the ninth time today(Labor Day). It never fails to move me in the way it portrays two lonely people (who could be the flip sides of every person)who meet and fulfill and antagonize each other at the same time. I think that this is one of the best films I have ever seen in my life. I wish I could tell the writer of this film how much it means to me. The entire picture, from its writing, to its filming and acting is top notch. I wouldn't change a thing about it. I love every thing about it. I have read many reviews of this film and some of them have some things right and others are completely wrong. This is a film that says so much about lonliness, neediness, and friendship. I wish everbody could see it.


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