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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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The original Broadway production of "The Sunshine Boys" by Neil Simon opened at the Broadhurst Theater in New York on December 20, 1972, ran for 538 performances and was nominated for the 1973 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play. See more »

Quotes

Al Lewis: [Entering the dining room] Haven't been in the Friars' Club in years.
Nancy Clark: Oh, really? Still a member?
Al Lewis: Yeah, until I die. Then I'll quit.
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Version of The Sunshine Boys (1977) See more »

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The Sunstroke Boys
29 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is awful.. I couldn't finish it. Falk is so annoying- he ruins any fun you might have convinced yourself you had- he reads his lines like a pitbull with a kid in it's mouth- and it's about as funny. Allen comes off better but is lit from behind like a traveling mummy exhibit. Michael Jackson has less chalk on his face than Allen. What would possess Woody to do reworked Neil Simon material? SKIP IT!


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