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Grumpier Old Men (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 December 1995 (USA)
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John and Max resolve to save their beloved bait shop from turning into an Italian restaurant, just as its new female owner catches Max's attention.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Max Goldman
... John Gustafson
... Maria Sophia Coletta Ragetti
... Ariel Gustafson
... Grandpa Gustafson
... Melanie Gustafson
... Jacob Goldman
... Allie, Melanie's Daughter
... Mama Ragetti (as Ann Guilbert)
James Andelin ... Sven
Marcus Klemp ... Eddie, Assistant Manager
... County Health Inspector
... Lena
Wayne A. Evenson ... Handsome Hans
Allison Levine ... Assistant at Dog Pound
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Things don't seem to change much in Wabasha County: Max and John are still fighting after 35 years, Grandpa still drinks, smokes, and chases women , and nobody's been able to catch the fabled "Catfish Hunter", a gigantic catfish that actually smiles at fishermen who try to snare it. Six months ago John married the new girl in town (Ariel), and people begin to suspect that Max might be missing something similar in his life. The only joy Max claims is left in his life is fishing, but that might change with the new owner of the bait shop. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Still Yelling. Still Fighting. Still Ready For Love.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for salty language and innuendos | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Grumpy Old Men 2  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$69,870,000
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Ann Morgan Guilbert is only six years older than Sophia Loren but plays her mother. See more »

Goofs

When Max visits Maria as she is fishing, he pulls aside her boat which is sitting silently in the water. As they finish their chat, somehow Maria's engine magically starts running and she motors away. Kind of tricky for a "pull start" outboard to do without someone actually pulling the cord. See more »

Quotes

Maria: I haven't been with a man for a long time
Max Goldman: Me neither.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are run beneath the closing credits, including Burgess Meredith giving many different bawdy names for the Hawaiian island he visited, and the line he uses to invite Maria's mother back to his room. See more »


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That's Amore
Written by Jack Brooks and Harry Warren
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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As Good As The Original
19 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Some people see this as an inferior sequel to the first movie "Grumpy Old Men". I don't agree, i love the first one but i think this one is every bit as good and in some ways..even better than the original. Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon are my favorite comedy team. The Fortune Cookie is a classic and i also love "Buddy Buddy" and "The Odd Couple Parts 1 and 2 but the Grumpies hold a special place in my heart. I was personally hoping for another Grumpy movie but sadly we've lost both of these wonderful stars so that will never happen. At least we will always have these fine films to enjoy and treasure. I have them on Dvd and watch them regularly..they never fail to touch my heart and make me smile.


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