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The Sunshine Boys (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 28 December 1997
Two aging comedians who acrimoniously dissolved their act eight years earlier must overcome their differences when they have the chance for a lucrative movie comeback.

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John Erman

Writers:

Neil Simon (play), Neil Simon (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Allen ... Al Lewis
Peter Falk ... Willie Clark
Michael McKean ... Scott Grogan
Liev Schreiber ... Ricky Gregg
Edie Falco ... Carol
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Nancy Davison
Tyler Noyes Tyler Noyes ... Peter
Olga Merediz ... Sue
Andy Taylor Andy Taylor ... Michael Davison
Jose Soto Jose Soto ... Hispanic Boy 1
Kirk Acevedo ... Hispanic Boy 2
William Hill ... Hal Jenks
Herbert Rubens Herbert Rubens ... Murray
Merwin Goldsmith ... Harry
David Lipman ... Jerry
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Storyline

Neil Simon wrote this updated version of his 1972 Broadway play about a film agent's efforts to recombine the once famous comedy pair Lewis and Clark, played by Woody Allen and Peter Falk. Written by Kunal Taravade <kunalt@cris.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This updated version moves Lewis and Clark's stardom from the Vaudeville era to 1960s TV. Although the story is set in 1996, they claim to have been a comedy team for 23 years and retired for 8. That would have placed their act back to 1965. See more »

Quotes

Al Lewis: [Entering the dining room] Haven't been in the Friars' Club in years.
Nancy Clark: Oh, really? Still a member?
Al Lewis: Yeah, until I die. Then I'll quit.
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Connections

References Home Alone (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Friends
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Liza Minnelli
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Comedy as a concept
23 February 2002 | by newmotulzSee all my reviews

This is a great movie. This movie is played by two strong characters which is represent "hagelian" relationship. They worked together as a comedian, but they always fight in argument about small things. It has been done during 8 years, until one day Willy got heart attack. You will see the power of dialogues, characters, and inner-action from these old guys. They can tell you something without any dialogue. Their moves and acts are very strong. These characters was built by Neil Simon's script who advanced in theater plays. This is one of his movies that I like much, beside "The Lonely Guy" :)


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