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Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 17 December 1993 (USA)
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Two lonely, retired septuagenarians, an unkempt, hard-drinking Irish sea captain, and a fussy, well-mannered Cuban barber form an uneasy friendship.

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Randa Haines

Writer:

Steve Conrad
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Duvall ... Walter
Richard Harris ... Frank
Shirley MacLaine ... Helen Cooney
Sandra Bullock ... Elaine
Micole Mercurio ... Bernice
Marty Belafsky ... Ned Ryan
Harold Bergman Harold Bergman ... Sleeper
Piper Laurie ... Georgia
Ed Amatrudo ... Henry's Dad
Jag Davies Jag Davies ... Henry
Rudolph X. Herrera Rudolph X. Herrera ... Umpire
Persephone Felder Persephone Felder ... Woman in Stands
Stephen G. Anthony Stephen G. Anthony ... Leo Peetes
Greg Paul Meyers Greg Paul Meyers ... Sid Showenstein
Aquilla Owens Aquilla Owens ... First Girl in Park
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Storyline

Frank, a retired Irish seaman, and Walter, a retired Cuban barber, are two lonely old men trapped in the emptiness of their own lives. When they meet in a park Frank is able to start a conversation after several attempts. They begin to spend time together and become friends. But because of their different characters they often quarrel with each other and finally seperate after Frank misbehaves to Walter's friend Elaine. Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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...and other lies your friends let you get away with.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brydekamp med Hemingway See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$231,700
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kirk Douglas and Jack Palance were also considered for the leads. See more »

Goofs

At one of the Little League games, one of the players gets picked off of first base is picked off after taking too big a lead. Leads are prohibited in Little League. See more »

Quotes

Frank: You know, Walt, I've been married and divorced four times. I got lots of enemies, but I'm kind of short on friends.
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Referenced in Extended Outlook: The Script (2006) See more »

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NENA
Written by Patricio Ballagas
Performed by María Teresa Vera (as Maria Teresa Vera)
Courtesy of Kubaney Records
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It is January 2000 and I have just discovered this film!
28 January 2000 | by eveworthSee all my reviews

If you are a Duvall nut, as I shall forever be, you must rush out and rent this immediately. I spent last night cuddled up with my husband sobbing quietly at this rich and beautifully told story of a shy Cuban barber and a salty sea captain thrown together in retirement hell. They make, needless to say, a momentary paradise out of their touching and sly friendship. Some of the best ensemble acting you will ever witness. Go...now!


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