An elderly yet young-at-heart man moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.

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Michael at age 5
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Michael Holeczak has a most unusual roommate, his grandfather, Rocky. Now Rocky's a bit strange but loves Michael and only has his best interest. Michael would live with Rocky after his parents died. Michael would grow up go to school, become a doctor, Rocky would live alone abut when Rocky's about to be thrown out and placed in a retirement home, he refuses. Michael then takes him in. They would stay together even when Michael got married and had a family. And Rocky would always be there for Michael and Michael for him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Some people talk. Some people listen. When you're 107 and going strong, you do whatever you want.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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3 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Aprendiendo a vivir  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,100,000 (USA)
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The movie was developed by Alan Parker, who wanted John Cusack to play the lead role. See more »

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Rocky Holzcek: Reason and Family got nothin' to do with each other!
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BEER BARREL POLKA (ROLL OUT THE BARREL)
Written by Lew Brown, Wladimir A. Timm, Vasek Zeman and Jaromir Vejvoda
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An amazing film
8 January 2002 | by (southern california) – See all my reviews

Roommates is one of my favorite movies. I have no idea why it was largely ignored by critics and the general public as well. The remarkable chemistry between Rocky and his grandson is just incredible. The story never fails to touch me - even after quite a few viewings!


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