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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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: You know, Walt, I've been married and divorced four times. I got lots of enemies, but I'm kind of short on friends.
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CHESS ANYONE?
from "THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR"
Written by Michel Legrand
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The best script I ever read
24 August 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

In 1992, I was a literary agent at Writers & Artists Agency in Los

Angeles. In a town where new scripts by unproven young writers

can't get their scripts read, I was one of the few agents who was

eager to find new talent. One day, I received a letter from a young

writer asking me to read his script. The title intrigued me and the

story he described demanded that I read the script. The young writer's name was

Steve Conrad and he had just graduated from the University of

Chicago. The script was "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway", and from

the very first page, I knew I had to represent it. The writing was so

simple, so poetic, so powerful, so witty and so real that I called

him before I had even finished reading the script. I was able to

convince Todd Black, an enthusiastic young producer, to read it

and his passion matched mine. He sold it to Warner Bros. and

they made the movie. In a Hollywood rarity, Steve remained the

sole writer of the script.

I am so gratified to read the User Comments and to see how this

little gem of a movie has affected so many people. I am no longer

a literary agent; I now teach English and History to 6th graders. I

shall always be so proud that I had some part in bringing this

wonderful writer and his script to the screen, and that so many of

you have shared my passion about it.


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