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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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A fifty-year fight. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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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

Gross USA:

$70,172,621
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Although his character is supposed to be 94 years old in this movie, Burgess Meredith was in fact 85 years old when this movie was filmed and is only 17 years older than Jack Lemmon who portrays his son in this movie. See more »

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During the opening credits, the weather shows nearly gone snow in town, then followed by roads covered in snow and snow on the sidewalks. Also, during the credits, it shows it actively snowing and then not snowing and back again. See more »

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[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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Skinny (They Can't Get Enough)
Written by R. Bush
Performed by The Skinny Boys
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Classic Matthau and Lemmon
14 January 2005 | by au_law2001See all my reviews

This is an instant classic and a very recognizable film of the two, that if you ask someone about them, they will always mention this. A grreat and memorable role of the two, and and very hilarious, you'll want to see it again. They are a bunch of bumbling and feuding neighbors, who are in love with the same woman. Every scene with them in this one is unforgettable and outrageously funny. Especially the scenes with Matthau, with the fishing pole that sinks into the ice, he screams loud. An unforgettable scream and very funny too. He does the same when Ann Margaret drops the big fish before he can get a shot of it, and again when he discovers the dried fish that Jack Lemmon put in his car without him noticing it, and I like his line there, "ya shmuck!" That was funny. Boy those two are really funny, but at the same time they know how to make dramatic scenes that are almost teary, and sometimes serious and heart-warming ones, but they still become funny at the end and seem to keep it like that. Recommended to all fans of the two.


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