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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
Karl Mackey ...
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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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,100,000 (USA)
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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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Soundtracks

SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)
Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart (as Dave Stewart)
Performed by Eurythmics
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd.
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Pretty good.
27 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I personally found this to be a heartwarming and entertaining tale about a grandson and the grandfather who raised him spanning the course of 30 years. The two men love each other deep down, but clash often. Outside of their relationship other stuff happens. The grandson becomes a heart surgeon and has a family of his own while the grandfather meets various new friends and finds employment in a bakery at an old age, until illness forces him to retire. The roles of the two reverse and the grandson now finds himself caring for the grandfather who once cared for him when he was an orphaned boy. Definitely check this movie out and read the book but be warned it's a tear jerker that will tug at your heart strings.


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