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Roommates (1995)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 3 March 1995 (USA)
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
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Kevin
Karl Mackey ...
Milan Postevic
Zygmund Szarnicki ...
Funeral Priest (as Reverend Zygmund Szarnicki)
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Bully At Baseball Game (as Chance Marquez)
David Cutter ...
Peanut Vendor
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,100,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,400,000
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1.85 : 1
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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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Soundtracks

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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Disappointing, predictable
29 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I found this movie to drag and be quite boring, actually. I didn't get a sense that a whole story was being told, but instead there are a series of situations which come to some vague conclusion or attempt to be funny, and for the most part they are very predictable. Peter Falk's make-up looks very plastic, and is bad enough at times to be distracting.


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