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The Sunshine Boys (1996)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  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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In the original 1975 movie Al's daughter was named Doris and was played by Carol Arthur. In this remake she's renamed Carol. See more »

Quotes

Willie Clark: [to Al] If you're bored in New Jersey, you're already retired.
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Version of The Sunshine Boys (1977) See more »

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Old Friends
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Liza Minnelli
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a perfect example of a down rated update
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i had the misfortune to view this version of the Sunshine Boys last night as a part of my Netflix Video Streaming Service. i dozed off for a bit during the performance and that i feel was the best part of the evening.

during the portion where i was awake, watching this mess, i kept comparing it in my mind to the vastly superior film that featured Walter Matheau/George Burns/Richard Benjamin/Murray Abraham/Fitz Feld/Carol Arthur etc and wondered just what compelled anyone to produce or act in this updated (?) version. i noticed Whoopie Goldberg in the part of the nurse tending to Peter Falk, but also noticed she took no billing for the part. i think i understand why. she evidently wished to be anonymous, if possible. i don't blame her in the least.

do yourself a favor, don't watch this version. pick up the original version. that you'll enjoy


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