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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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Storyline

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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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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Trivia

When writing the original play of The Odd Couple (1968), Neil Simon based the character of Felix on his older brother, Danny Simon. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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.
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Play Fair
Written by Crit Harmon and Barbara L. Jordan
Performed by Crit Harmon
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters
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Better than expected...
9 November 1998 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Despite poor reviews from critics, this follow-up to the "Odd Couple" delivers quite a few big laughs. Both stars are in top form, although it looks as if old age is begining to damper (just slightly) ol' Walter Matthau's style. I enjoyed many of the sight gags, especially one with Bernard Hughes as a man planning to live to "120" as he drives them cross-country. Howard Duetch, who also directed the hilarious "Grumpier Old Men", does a fine job switching between the dramatic and comedic moments. Not a great film, but an entertaining one with quite a few guffaws. It's biggest downfall: It reminded me more of the "Grumpy Old Men" films than the original "Odd Couple".


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