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 <email@example.com>
Ann Morgan Guilbert was first noticed as Millie Helper, the next door neighbor to Rob & Laura Petrie on the 60's TV show, The Dick Van Dyke Show. See more »
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 »
[after finally catching Catfish Hunter]
If I die today, I die a happy man.
You die today, I'm taking your motor.
See more »
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 »
This movie is downright hilarious with tons of good one-liners. Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon (may they both rest in peace) are two of the funniest actors in history. No one else could have played Max & John. Sophia Loren is still one of the most beautiful women in movie history! One of the funniest scenes is when she says "Holy moly" after being kissed by Max. Watch this movie. You will enjoy it, if you have a sense of humor!
13 of 15 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?