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Roommates (1995)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  3 March 1995 (USA)
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An elderly yet young-at-heart man moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.

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Bolek Krupa
Joyce Reehling ...
Barbara
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Stash
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Burt Shook
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Michael at age 5
Lisa Davis ...
Betty
Rohn Thomas ...
Kevin
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Milan Postevic
Zygmund Szarnicki ...
Funeral Priest (as Reverend Zygmund Szarnicki)
Lee McConnell ...
Bully At Baseball Game (as Chance Marquez)
David Cutter ...
Peanut Vendor
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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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Comedy | Drama

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

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3 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aprendiendo a vivir  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,100,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Peter Falk's makeup took four hours per day to apply and remove. See more »

Quotes

Rocky Holzcek: Reason and Family got nothin' to do with each other!
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I SCREAM
Written by Ken Sheppard, Joe Patino, Jay Patino, Jeff Williamson and Steve Williamson
Performed by Twenty Mondays
Courtesy of Spindletop Records
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Very Touching
1 January 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I think I was about 14 or 15 when I saw this movie for the first time. I also think this was the last movie that actually brought me to tears.

The story of Rocky and his grandson was just so touching. It struck a chord and reminded me of my relationship with my own grandfather. You can't help but love the old fart.

By the time the movie was over I had felt as if these characters had really come to life, especially Rocky. I think that is what is so great about this movie. This crusty old man really grows on you and it's hard to let him go at the end.

This movie is definitely worth renting if you get the chance. A great family movie as well.


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