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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 Merwin Goldsmith ... Harry
David Lipman ... Jerry
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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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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "The Sunshine Boys" by Neil Simon opened at the Broadhurst Theater in New York on December 20, 1972, ran for 538 performances and was nominated for the 1973 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play. 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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Old Friends
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Liza Minnelli
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Don't watch this movie!
8 February 2009 | by creseeSee all my reviews

I am a great fun of all Woody Allen's works, especially when he appears on the screen himself. This movie was one of the stops on my journey to discover all his productions and for the first time I was severely disappointed. It's just simply unwatchable from the beginning. I should have become suspicious when old, grumpy, horribly annoying Peter Folk confused East and West sides of Manhattan! What a crap! This movie does not include any plot, Woody's funny remarks on TV shopping are only funny moments. Falk stays equally annoying to the end (thankfully it lasts 90mins only) mumbling nonsense crap for more than an hour. No No No. It's definitely the second on my list of the-worst-movies-ever (the first being 2012 Doomsday!)


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