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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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Allie, Melanie's Daughter
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Mama Ragetti (as Ann Guilbert)
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County Health Inspector
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Lena
Wayne A. Evenson ...
Handsome Hans
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Grumpy Old Men 2  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$69,870,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Max greets Slick the cat outside by the front porch, you can see that Slick has left a few turds on Max's newspaper. A few seconds later from a different angle, the turds are clearly arranged differently. See more »

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Mama Ragetti: [has called for a silence in Italian] I know my Maria, she wants nothing to do with that man
[meaning John]
Mama Ragetti: .
Ariel Gustafson: Oh yeah, how would you know that?
Mama Ragetti: Because, she wants that man
[meaning Max]
Mama Ragetti: .
[Maria is frustrated with her mother as she leaves in her robe. Ariel forgives John for her false accusations about him cheating on her]
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in HBO First Look: The Making of 'The Replacements' (2000) See more »

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That's Amore
Written by Jack Brooks and Harry Warren
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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As Good As The Original
19 February 2003 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

Some people see this as an inferior sequel to the first movie "Grumpy Old Men". I don't agree, i love the first one but i think this one is every bit as good and in some ways..even better than the original. Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon are my favorite comedy team. The Fortune Cookie is a classic and i also love "Buddy Buddy" and "The Odd Couple Parts 1 and 2 but the Grumpies hold a special place in my heart. I was personally hoping for another Grumpy movie but sadly we've lost both of these wonderful stars so that will never happen. At least we will always have these fine films to enjoy and treasure. I have them on Dvd and watch them regularly..they never fail to touch my heart and make me smile.


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