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.
The best of enemies until something came between them.
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During a scene where John & JW (Grandpa) Gustafson are walking through the ice fishing shacks, you can see a signpost like the one in M*A*S*H (1972) had in the center of camp pointing out distances to member's home towns. The one in Grumpy Old Men (1993) shows "Kanosha, WI 250 miles", "Fair Banks, AK 3130 miles", and "Rosies, Seoul 6750 miles". This is an homage to the TV show M*A*S*H (1972), which lists this in its trivia:"Rosie's bar" was inspired by a real bar in Seoul called "Rose's bar". Located just outside Camp Mosier in Seoul, Rose's bar was located in an area which had a thriving night life catering primarily to U.S. military personnel. After the war, this section of Seoul turned into a residential area, but Rose's bar continued to exist till 1971 when it was brought down to build small apartments. (Source: Armed Forces History Museum) See more
The IRS at the time of the movie didn't audit a year if it was over ten years old. In the movie they said he collected for 20 years and eleven of those 20 were not claimed properly. That is past the ten-year mark. He had not been collecting for probably a number of years, so those years would not have been audited and they wouldn't be entitled to anything. 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 2: Looks like he's going to enter the holy of holies .. coitus uninterruptus. See more
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Oira, Oira Polka
Arranged by Walter Legawiec
Performed by Walter Legawiec and His Polka Kings
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