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The Odd Couple II (1998)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy | 10 April 1998 (USA)
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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 toupee, 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)  »

Also Known As:

Odd Couple 2: Travelin' Light  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,810,288, 12 April 1998, Wide Release

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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 »


During a scene where Felix and Oscar are driving on the highway, you can see someone in a passing car take a photo of them. See more »


[Felix and Oscar are arrested and having to sit before the sheriff a second time around]
Sheriff: So the man is dead, and you have his wallet, riding in an antique car that's worth over $150,000. How do you think this looks?
Oscar Madison: To you it looks terrible. My mother, she wouldn't be all that upset.
Felix Ungar: Look, we didn't murder him and we didn't rob him. Now, you believed us before, so why don't you believe us now?
Sheriff: Because I didn't expect the two of you to keep bouncing back in here like a beachball.
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vintage Lemmon and Matthau
14 October 2005 | by 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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