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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.

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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

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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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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The tune that Max hums whenever he is "on the prowl for love" is The Barber of Seville. See more »

Goofs

When Max is pushing John's shanty into the thin ice zone you can hear Max also honking the horn. When the camera is on Max, however, his hands are gripping the steering wheel, the horn honking on its own. 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 13 (also): Looks like Chuck's taking the old log to the beaver See more »

Connections

Referenced in HBO First Look: The Making of 'The Replacements' (2000) See more »

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Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
Courtesy of VERVE RECORDS
By Arrangement with POLYGRAM SPECIAL MARKETS
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What a great situation, and great acting, in a fast little farce.
31 August 2010 | by secondtakeSee all my reviews

Grumpy Old Men (1993)

The set-up is so funny, and it's so great to see Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau at it again, you have to laugh even though the jokes are often more silly than funny. It's a feel-good drama despite all the hysterics. Maybe the best moments are Burgess Meredith as Lemmon's father, delivering crude old man lines with enough raw disregard for everything to sink a ship. "Did you mounter her?" he asks his elderly son.

Obviously a hit enough to lead to "Grumpier Old Men" two years later, also funny but less fresh. And check out the Meredith outtakes on YouTube--just type his name and look for the "Grumpier Old Men" clip.


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