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Roommates (1995)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 3 March 1995 (USA)
An elderly yet young-at-heart man moves in with his grandson and both their lives turn upside-down.

Director:

Peter Yates

Writers:

Max Apple (short story), Max Apple (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Rocky Holzcek
D.B. Sweeney ... Michael Holzcek
Julianne Moore ... Beth Holzcek
Ellen Burstyn ... Judith
Jan Rubes ... Bolek Krupa
Joyce Reehling Joyce Reehling ... Barbara
Ernie Sabella ... Stash
John Cunningham ... Burt Shook
Noah Fleiss ... Michael at age 5
Lisa Davis Lisa Davis ... Betty
Rohn Thomas ... Kevin
Karl Mackey Karl Mackey ... Milan Postevic
Zygmund Szarnicki Zygmund Szarnicki ... Funeral Priest (as Reverend Zygmund Szarnicki)
Lee Alan McConnell ... Bully At Baseball Game (as Chance Marquez)
David Cutter David Cutter ... Peanut Vendor
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Storyline

Michael Holeczak has a most unusual roommate, his grandfather, Rocky. Now Rocky's a bit strange but loves Michael and only has his best interest. Michael would live with Rocky after his parents died. Michael would grow up go to school, become a doctor, Rocky would live alone abut when Rocky's about to be thrown out and placed in a retirement home, he refuses. Michael then takes him in. They would stay together even when Michael got married and had a family. And Rocky would always be there for Michael and Michael for him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

Some people talk. Some people listen. When you're 107 and going strong, you do whatever you want.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aprendiendo a vivir See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,100,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,400,000
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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Falk's makeup took four hours per day to apply and remove. See more »

Quotes

Beth Holzcek: [to Rocky] You took care of him. Now, let him take care of you.
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Beer Barel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)
Written by Lew Brown, Wladimir A. Timm, Vasek Zeman and Jaromir Vejvoda
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Personally, I loved it.
4 December 2004 | by confushus6See all my reviews

I am not much of a sappy movie kind of guy, but I for one LOVED this film. Peter Faulk performs splendidly. Although slow in a few parts, the storyline more than makes up for it as it shows the trials and tribulations of family separated and joined together by generational gaps. Julian Moore give a great performance and looks absolutely beautiful in this film, even though her character is not as in depth as the main characters. And DB Sweeny shows that he can have a softer side, as well as a wise cracking smooth talking side. It was a little bit of a stretch from what he is normally known for doing, but he pulled it off very well. Roommates is definitely going into my collection. I give this one 8/10. Bravo guys.


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