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
A fifty-year fight.
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After filming this movie in Minnesota in freezing temperatures, Walter Matthau
was hospitalized with double pneumonia. See more
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
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 ...
Take 13 (also): Looks like Chuck's taking the old log to the beaver See more
Referenced in New Girl: Cece Crashes
Ode to Sydney
Written by Jack Lemmon
Performed by Jack Lemmon See more