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The Odd Couple II (1998)

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Oscar and Felix take a road trip to their son and daughter's wedding.

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It has been seventeen years now since Oscar and Felix saw each other for the last time. Oscar is living in Florida, Felix in New York. One day, Oscar is called by his son Brucey who invites him to his wedding to Felix' daughter Hannah next Sunday in California. Oscar and Felix meet again at Los Angeles International Airport and take a rental car in order to go to San Malina for the wedding. The trip develops into an odyssey, starting with Oscar forgetting Felix' suitcase at the Budget station, going over to the complete loss of the directions (and the car), several difficulties with the police, a dead person, a toupet, underwear and revenge-hungry Cowboys and ending up with Felix meeting the "one and only" woman. But the wedding has to be reached on time. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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10 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Odd Couple 2: Travelin' Light  »

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$4,810,288 (USA) (10 April 1998)

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$18,878,566 (USA) (26 June 1998)
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Final of six appearances by Walter Matthau in a Neil Simon written film. The others were The Odd Couple (1968); Plaza Suite (1971); The Sunshine Boys (1975), California Suite (1978) and I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982). See more »

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Upon finally reaching the wedding in San Malina Felix is yelling at his ex-wife. He claims not to have seen her in half a century fifty years. Their daughter's got to be in her late twenties or mid thirties. See more »

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Felix Ungar: What do the directions say?
Oscar Madison: They're gone, I threw them out the window.
Felix Ungar: [laughing] Oh, you threw them out the window... you threw them out the window? What the hell made you do a stupid thing like that?
Oscar Madison: Well, I had them on my lap so I could read them. I lit my cigar, the hot ashes fell on my crotch, the map caught fire. I had the choice of either finding the house, or burning up one of the most important parts of my body. Guess which I picked?
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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It's Too Late
Written by Crit Harmon, Barbara L. Jordan and William Peterkin
Performed by Crit Harmon
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters
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vintage Lemmon and Matthau
14 October 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Okay, so the sequel was pretty absurd, but it was Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau doing what they do best (it was also their final teaming). In this case, Felix Ungar (Lemmon) and Oscar Madison (Matthau) are driving to their son's and daughter's wedding in San something, California, experiencing various unpleasant situations along the way. Most of the movie's strength lies in its one-liners, most of which show just how much both men are seething. I think that my favorite scene is when they stop out in the middle of the desert, and...well, you have to see it. Somewhere up in that great retirement home in the sky, Oscar and Felix must still be getting on each other's nerves. They were truly great.


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