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Grumpier Old Men (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  22 December 1995 (USA)
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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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Grumpier Old Men was Burgess Meredith's final film. See more »

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When Max finds Maria fishing in her boat they show him come around a bed of weeds in view of Maria, but a moment later in another shot his boat is just coming around the weeds. See more »

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[about talking to one's plants]
Max Goldman: I got a cactus in my bathroom, but we got nothing to say to each other.
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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 Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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I Hear Bells (Wedding Bells)
Written by Tony Love and Bob Strong
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Simply Wonderful!
18 January 1999 | by (St. Petersburg, Florida) – See all my reviews

Grumpier Old Men is one of the cutest movies I have ever seen. It is a fitting follow - up to Grumpy Old Men. Matthau and Lemmon shine in this great film. My favorite performance in this film would have to go to the wonderful actress Sophia Loren who plays a feisty newcomer in town. Burgess Meredith is marvelous in his role, and he had me rolling! This film is excellent, and I am proud to own it. I suggest that anyone looking for a lots of laughs, and a cute romance story see this movie.


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