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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Gustafson
... Max Goldman
... Ariel Truax
... Grandpa Gustafson
... Melanie
... Jacob Goldman
... Chuck
... Snyder
... Mike
Steve Cochran ... Weatherman
... Pharmacist
Isabell O'Connor ... Nurse (as Isabell Monk)
Buffy Sedlachek ... Punky (as Buffy Sedlacheck)
... Moving Man
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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The best of enemies until something came between them. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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25 December 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dois Velhos Rabugentos  »

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Gross USA:

$70,172,621
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Gustafsson wakes up from Ariel knocking at the door, in the middle of the night, he mumbles "Vad är det?" - Swedish for "What is it?" See more »

Goofs

When John watched the lottery results the announcer says it's for a $3.4 million prize. The screen shows the prize as being $6.4 million. See more »

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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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After the wedding, the limo window opens, and a hand, presumably Jack Lemmon's, drops a dead fish onto the pavement. Walter Matthau is standing on the sidewalk, enjoying the moment. Jack Lemmon comes up quietly alongside, and asks him, "Who left?" Matthau does a double- take, and shakes his head, laughing. See more »

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Good Lovin'
Written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick
Performed by The Rascals
Courtesy of ATLANTIC RECORDS
By Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS
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A family reunion
1 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

It is sad to watch this wonderful film and realize that most of the actors in it are dead. Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Burgess Meredith, Ozzie Davis...all fine men whose loss to movie goers is felt- at least by this one. Ann-Margret, Darryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, while still among us, are also perfect for their parts.

Every time I watch "Grumpy Old Men" I sense the camaraderie and fun the cast and crew must have had in making it. It is a family reunion, and the audience is the more fortunate for being invited.

Thank you all for braving the Minnesota winter to remind us of snow angels and tea tree oil; of old friends and Thanksgivings shared; of warmth in the deepest cold.


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