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Grumpy Old Men (1993)

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A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.

Director:

Donald Petrie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lemmon ... John Gustafson
Walter Matthau ... Max Goldman
Ann-Margret ... Ariel Truax
Burgess Meredith ... Grandpa Gustafson
Daryl Hannah ... Melanie
Kevin Pollak ... Jacob Goldman
Ossie Davis ... Chuck
Buck Henry ... Snyder
Christopher McDonald ... Mike
Steve Cochran Steve Cochran ... Weatherman
Joe Howard ... Pharmacist
Isabell O'Connor Isabell O'Connor ... Nurse (as Isabell Monk)
Buffy Sedlachek Buffy Sedlachek ... Punky (as Buffy Sedlacheck)
John Carroll Lynch ... Moving Man
Charles Brin Charles Brin ... Fisherman
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Storyline

John and Max are elderly men living next door to each other. They're continuously arguing and insulting each other, and have been this way for over 50 years. One day, Ariel, moves into the street. Both men are attracted to her, and their rivalry steps up a gear. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The best of enemies until something came between them. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Max tells Snyder John Gustafson is a menace. The same line he used in Dennis the menace (1993) talking about Dennis Mitchell. See more »

Goofs

When John comes back from his visit with the IRS, he returns in a cab but doesn't pay the cab driver. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Snyder: Mr. Gustafson! I have to talk to you! Mr. Gustafson, will you answer the door, please? I know you're in there! It's no use pretending this isn't happening, Mr. Gustafson! I can't keep coming... back here every couple of days! You have to talk to me! Mr. Gustafson, I'm just trying to help you! Come on and open the door! I'll just keep knocking! I'll come back, so you might as well answer the door! I know you're in there! Think of the neighbors, Mr. Gustafson! There's a letter for ...
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Crazy Credits

Take 7: Looks like Chuck's going to put the hotdog in the bun. See more »

Connections

Features :20 Minute Workout (1982) See more »

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Love Man
Written and Performed by Otis Redding
Courtesy of ATCO RECORDS
By Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS
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A feel good comedy
6 July 2000 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

This is a good movie because it is a feel good movie. We see the characters and we don't feel that bad about ourselves. Another Lemmon and Matthau film, where this time they are two old guys in Minnesota. Content, until a woman (Ann-Margaret) is the apple of they're eyes. Great fun, especially from Burgess Meredith, who is hilarious as Lemmon's dirty talking father who is even funnier in the out-takes. A


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grumpy Old Men See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,874,911, 26 December 1993

Gross USA:

$70,172,621

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,172,621
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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