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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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Wayne A. Evenson ...
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Storyline

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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22 December 1995 (USA)  »

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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 »

Goofs

When grandpa sings the lullaby to Allie and she falls asleep there's a close-up of her face with her hair messed up and covering her face. The next shot is a long shot and her hair is neatly drawn behind (like in a ponytail). See more »

Quotes

[after finally catching Catfish Hunter]
Max: If I die today, I die a happy man.
John: You die today, I'm taking your motor.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are run beneath the closing credits, including Burgess Meredith giving many different bawdy names for the Hawaiian island he visited, and the line he uses to invite Maria's mother back to his room. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Stayin' Alive
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
Courtesy of RSO Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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forget the fussing
19 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a 50++ female who married again only 2 years ago, the romance between senior cits hit home with me. It IS possible for us older folks to find companionship, friendship, and fantastic SEX. This movie was absolutely hilarious! I know what it is like to have a child (college age) driving me insane, plus family pets underfoot, while also falling head over heels in love. I also know the pain of a parent dying with me right there. Jack Lemmon and Walter Mattau hit it all right on the mark. Grief, laughter, and love. It is hard to beat this combination.

This movie made me laugh harder than I have in years, and that at 7 AM!!! Enjoy it folks!!!


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