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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Allie, Melanie's Daughter
Mama Ragetti (as Ann Guilbert)
James Andelin ...
Marcus Klemp ...
Eddie, Assistant Manager
County Health Inspector
Wayne A. Evenson ...
Handsome Hans
Allison Levine ...
Assistant at Dog Pound


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 <>

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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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$69,870,000 (USA)

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Max and John have for years been trying to catch a catfish they call "Catfish Hunter". It is named for Baseball Hall Of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter. See more »


In the first movie Grandpa Gustafson says he's 94 years old. In the second movie he says he just turned 95. So less than a year has passed but somehow Melanie's daughter Allie aged 3 or 4 years. See more »


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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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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