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Grumpier Old Men (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 December 1995 (USA)
John and Max resolve to save their beloved bait shop from turning into an Italian restaurant, just as its new female owner catches Max's attention.

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Things don't seem to change much in Wabasha County: Max and John are still fighting after 35 years, Grandpa still drinks, smokes, and chases women , and nobody's been able to catch the fabled "Catfish Hunter", a gigantic catfish that actually smiles at fishermen who try to snare it. Six months ago John married the new girl in town (Ariel), and people begin to suspect that Max might be missing something similar in his life. The only joy Max claims is left in his life is fishing, but that might change with the new owner of the bait shop. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Still Yelling. Still Fighting. Still Ready For Love.

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Rated PG-13 for salty language and innuendos | See all certifications »

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Grumpy Old Men 2  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$69,870,000 (USA)
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Jack Lemmon, Sophia Loren and Walter Matthau; and two Oscar nominees: Ann-Margret and Burgess Meredith. See more »

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John and Max look through the window as Jacob and Melanie make up. There are Halloween stickers on the window. When Jacob pulls down the curtain, the stickers are suddenly gone. See more »

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Grandpa: And then the Mama Bear said, "Somebody's been sleeping in my bed, too!" And finally, the Baby Bear looked and he said, "Somebody's sleeping in my bed, and the bastard's still there!" But Goldylocks had a Remington semi-automatic, with a scope and a hair-trigger!
Allie, Melanie's Daughter: That's not the way it goes!
Grandpa: And that was the end of the Three Bears.
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Outtakes also show Walter Matthau and 'Jack Lemmon' both forgetting their lines, including the names of their characters' respective love interests. See more »

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References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

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(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You
Written by Spo-De-Odee
Performed by Louis Armstrong and Louis Jordan
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Not As Good As The First
29 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After the success of "Grumpy Old Men" a sequel was inevitable. The fact that it's also inferior to the hilarious first movie was also inevitable.

Plot In A Paragraph: John and Max are still on good terms following the events at the end of last movie. They still greet each other in the same way, but now with affection. They join forces to save their beloveds bait shop from being turned into an Italian restaurant by its new owner (Sophia Loren) who has just took over.

Almost all of the cast from the first movie return, Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon are their usual brilliant self, with their usual awesome charisma. Ann Margaret isn't given much to do this time around. Sophia Loren is certainly still a sex bomb. Burgess Meredith is back, and is as smutty if not smithies than the first time around. Daryl Hannah and Kevin Pollack both return too, and are both as reliable as you'd expect.

Sadly, Grumpier Old Men was Burgess Meredith's final film. He looks in bad shape here, but still puts in a good fun, full of life performance.


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