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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aprendiendo a vivir See more »

Filming Locations:

Indianapolis, Indiana, 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

Rocky Holzcek: Family takes care of Family!
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Art Department Dog .... Bob N. Dana See more »


Soundtracks

Many Rivers to Cross
Written by Jimmy Cliff
Performed by UB40
Courtesy of A & M Records, Inc./Virgin Records
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An amazing film
8 January 2002 | by pjgeerlingsSee all my reviews

Roommates is one of my favorite movies. I have no idea why it was largely ignored by critics and the general public as well. The remarkable chemistry between Rocky and his grandson is just incredible. The story never fails to touch me - even after quite a few viewings!


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