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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.

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Barbara
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Stash
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Burt Shook
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Michael at age 5
Lisa Davis ...
Betty
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Milan Postevic
Zygmund Szarnicki ...
Funeral Priest (as Reverend Zygmund Szarnicki)
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Bully At Baseball Game (as Chance Marquez)
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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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Some people talk. Some people listen. When you're 107 and going strong, you do whatever you want.

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Comedy | Drama

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

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3 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aprendiendo a vivir  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,100,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,400,000
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Rocky Holzcek: Reason and Family got nothin' to do with each other!
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Referenced in Love & Sex (2000) See more »

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Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart (as Dave Stewart)
Performed by Eurythmics
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd.
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I thought it was a good movie
5 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I thought that this was a decent movie, although the title was a bit misleading. I thought the movie was going to be about college roommates or those that met shortly after. I did notice that after seeing the movie that there were many similarities between how family members and standard roommates get along.

I noted the trivial entourage of characters. I somewhat disagree with the above users outlook on Julian Moore. In comparison to other films, I found her performance to be somewhat lacking.

I did however believe that the storyline was quite interesting. I have watched this movie and find it analogous to my roommates online network experience. I mean, did you know that there were places to find people like this. Not to knock these services and believe me, I had a genuinely good experience at www.roommatesonline.net. But I did notice that other places where you could find this type of roommate were lacking in selectivity.

They always say that you can pick and choose your friends/acquaintances, but getting a roommate is often just the same as in this move - you can't quite pick them. And although you might not like them, it seems that the interesting ones keep coming back. I give this movie a 7/10 for effort and a decent storyline.


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