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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
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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | German

Release Date:

22 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grumpy Old Men 2 See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$69,870,000
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Lancaster Gate,Warner Bros. See more »
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ann Morgan Guilbert was first noticed as Millie Helper, the next door neighbor to Rob & Laura Petrie on the 60's TV show, The Dick Van Dyke Show. See more »

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John and Max look through the window as Jacob and Melanie make up. There are Halloween stickers on the window. When Jacob pulls down the curtain, the stickers are suddenly gone. See more »

Quotes

Mama Ragetti: We could have retired in Hawaii.
Grandpa Gustafson: I have been to Hawaii.
Mama Ragetti: Oh yeah? Which island?
Grandpa Gustafson: Come-on-I-wanna-lay-ya.
Mama Ragetti: I find you disgusting.
Grandpa Gustafson: Well, just as long as you find me.
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Outtakes also show Walter Matthau and 'Jack Lemmon' both forgetting their lines, including the names of their characters' respective love interests. See more »

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Stayin' Alive
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
Courtesy of RSO Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Not As Good As The First
29 January 2015 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

After the success of "Grumpy Old Men" a sequel was inevitable. The fact that it's also inferior to the hilarious first movie was also inevitable.

Plot In A Paragraph: John and Max are still on good terms following the events at the end of last movie. They still greet each other in the same way, but now with affection. They join forces to save their beloveds bait shop from being turned into an Italian restaurant by its new owner (Sophia Loren) who has just took over.

Almost all of the cast from the first movie return, Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon are their usual brilliant self, with their usual awesome charisma. Ann Margaret isn't given much to do this time around. Sophia Loren is certainly still a sex bomb. Burgess Meredith is back, and is as smutty if not smithies than the first time around. Daryl Hannah and Kevin Pollack both return too, and are both as reliable as you'd expect.

Sadly, Grumpier Old Men was Burgess Meredith's final film. He looks in bad shape here, but still puts in a good fun, full of life performance.


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