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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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22 December 1995 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$69,870,000 (USA)
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Another sequel titled "Grumpiest Old Men" was planned. It was to be filmed in Rome and feature Marcello Mastroianni as Maria's former husband who contests her marriage to Max on the grounds that their divorce was never finalized. But the film was canceled due to the box-office failures of Out to Sea (1997) The Odd Couple II (1998). See more »

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In the scene where Catfish Hunter is hooked and pulling the boat through the water, the rear of the boat is up high enough to see that there is no lower unit (propeller) on the outboard motor. See more »

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Max Goldman: [singing] I just met a girl named Maria! And now I plainly see, she's not the bitch I thought she would be!
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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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The "Grumpier" the funnier!
2 October 2007 | by (Scarsdale, New York) – See all my reviews

This movie just happens to be yet another installment of an endearingly hilarious story. The chemistry between Messrs Matthau and Lemmon has been obvious since their earlier days in "The Odd Couple" and seems to have gotten even better as the years ensued. The acting is superb, the direction impeccable, the entire cast is phenomenal and with the addition of "Maria" and her mom it simply completes the entire storyline to make for one whale of a good time. The innate beauty of both Ms. Margret and Ms. Loren is timeless. Burgess Meredith's role has been stepped-up from his previous one, as the cynical, openly opinionated, Lothario wannabe, lol, a resounding achievement for a gentleman of his longevity, yet he pulls it off famously. There is some really hilarious banter between him and Maria's mother "Mama Ragetti", I laughed out loud. I must confess, I laughed out loud at so many of the scenes in this film, I can't even begin count them. There is a real synergy to this movie, a compilation of comedic moments. I can't imagine how anyone wouldn't enjoy this movie. I'm "hooked"...


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