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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.

Director:

Howard Deutch

Writers:

Mark Steven Johnson (characters), Mark Steven Johnson
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Matthau ... Max Goldman
Jack Lemmon ... John Gustafson
Sophia Loren ... Maria Sophia Coletta Ragetti
Ann-Margret ... Ariel Gustafson
Burgess Meredith ... Grandpa Gustafson
Daryl Hannah ... Melanie Gustafson
Kevin Pollak ... Jacob Goldman
Katie Sagona ... Allie, Melanie's Daughter
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Mama Ragetti (as Ann Guilbert)
James Andelin James Andelin ... Sven
Marcus Klemp Marcus Klemp ... Eddie, Assistant Manager
Max Wright ... County Health Inspector
Cheryl Hawker ... Lena
Wayne A. Evenson Wayne A. Evenson ... Handsome Hans
Allison Levine Allison Levine ... Assistant at Dog Pound
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Still Yelling. Still Fighting. Still Ready For Love.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The eighth pairing out of ten movies of comic actors and great friends Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. See more »

Goofs

When the worm is escaping into the ground, the green wire pulling it along is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

John Gustafson: I am going down and apologizing to Maria.
Max Goldman: You traitor, you Benedict Arnold.
John Gustafson: Yeah, yeah.
Max Goldman: Finally. I didn't think he would last that long.
[Grabs milk and smells it]
Max Goldman: Smells alright to me.
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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 »


Soundtracks

The Chicken Dance
Written by Terry Rendall and Werner Thomas
Performed by Wally Olson Band
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User Reviews

 
Funnier than the first!

This movie is downright hilarious with tons of good one-liners. Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon (may they both rest in peace) are two of the funniest actors in history. No one else could have played Max & John. Sophia Loren is still one of the most beautiful women in movie history! One of the funniest scenes is when she says "Holy moly" after being kissed by Max. Watch this movie. You will enjoy it, if you have a sense of humor!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | German

Release Date:

22 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,797,185, 25 December 1995

Gross USA:

$71,518,503

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,518,503
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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