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The Sunshine Boys (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama  -  28 December 1997 (USA)
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Two aging comedians who acrimoniously dissolved their act eight years earlier must overcome their differences when they have the chance for a lucrative movie comeback.

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Neil Simon wrote this updated version of his 1972 Broadway play about a film agent's efforts to recombine the once famous comedy pair Lewis and Clark, played by Woody Allen and Peter Falk. Written by Kunal Taravade <kunalt@cris.com>

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One of three 1996 Neil Simon adaptations made for television and first broadcast in that year. The others were Jake's Women (1996) and London Suite (1996). All were made for production houses Hallmark Entertainment and Metropolitan Productions. See more »

Quotes

Al Lewis: [Talking about his daughter] Tell her that I'm never leaving New Jersey again. Tell her I'm sorry they built the-the bridge and the tunnel.
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Version of The Sunshine Boys (1975) See more »

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Awesomely Awful
7 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am a great fan of Neil Simon's work, and of the original film version starring Walter Matthau and George Burns in a truly wonderful and memorable film.

To say this film sucks is an understatement, I can see why they updated the old guys routine from vaudeville to 50s TV, but I still didn't see any need to make this - even as a TV movie - AT ALL! As another poster pointed out, Peter Falk and Woody Allen appear to be in 2 completely different films with absolutely zero chemistry between them, Falk in particular is awesomely awful in his hammy OTT portrayal of Willie Clark in comparison to Allen's subtle naturalistic style - indeed one is left asking how if these two ever shared a coffee and a chat together, never mind a TV career.

Again, I love both Allen and Falk, but they are just so miscast in a mis-idea to remake this, even if it does have Simon's fingerprints on the updated script.

One of the worst TV movies ever.


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