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Age-Old Friends (1989)

John Cooper is in a retirement home. There are strict rules for the residents, but he refuses to fall into passivity. He flirts constantly with Nurse Wilson and spends time with his best ... See full summary »

Director:

Allan Kroeker

Writers:

Bob Larbey (teleplay), Bob Larbey (play)
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Aaron Alexander Aaron Alexander ... Grandson
Frummie Blatt Frummie Blatt ... Resident #2
Hume Cronyn ... John Cooper
Tandy Cronyn ... Julia
Anna Ferguson ... Supervisor
Barry Flatman ... Peter
Vincent Gardenia ... Michael Aylott
David Harvey David Harvey ... Resident #1
Phillip Jarrett ... Larry (as Phil Jarrett)
Ed McGibbon Ed McGibbon ... Hartley (as Edward McGibbon)
Esther Rolle ... Mrs. Baker
Michele Scarabelli ... Nurse Wilson
Aaron Schwartz ... Dr. Spears
Murray Westgate Murray Westgate ... Colonel
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Storyline

John Cooper is in a retirement home. There are strict rules for the residents, but he refuses to fall into passivity. He flirts constantly with Nurse Wilson and spends time with his best buddy Michael Aylott, who's slowly drifting into senility. The movie portrays the fight for independence and dignity in old age. Written by Lars Skogan

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old age | senility | based on book | See All (3) »

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Comedy

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Quotes

Cooper: [Pretending to be a World War II American soldier] You'd better think twice, Fritz! I have a howitzer trained on the door!
Nurse Wilson: Good Morning, Mr. Cooper
Cooper: Ah! Comrade! Comrade!
Nurse Wilson: You better eat this while it's hot.
Cooper: To do that I'd have to perch on the cart as it left the kitchen.
[Noticing that Nurse Wilson is making the bed]
Cooper: I do hope you're tucking those sheets in nice and tight.
Nurse Wilson: Why?
Cooper: Well it'd spoil the nightly challenge if I could get into bed easily. By the way, I dreamt about you again last night; you were ...
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It's Hello, Whiskey!
16 June 2003 | by SilentBob37See all my reviews

The line is "What would you say to another drop of whiskey?" "Hello, whiskey!" This movie was awesome. We watched it in our health class in 12th grade to discuss aging, and my friends and I still quote lines from the movie. Mr. Cronyn passed away today, and I will always remember him as this great character.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Month of Sundays See more »

Filming Locations:

Shouldice, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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