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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Al Lewis
... Willie Clark
... Scott Grogan
... Ricky Gregg
... Carol
... Nancy Davison
Tyler Noyes ... Peter
... Sue
Andy Taylor ... Michael Davison
Jose Soto ... Hispanic Boy 1
... Hispanic Boy 2
... Hal Jenks
Herbert Rubens ... Murray
Merwin Goldsmith ... Harry
... 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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One of three 1996 Neil Simon adaptations made for television and first broadcast in that year. The others were Jake's Women (1996) and London Suite (1996). All were made for production houses Hallmark Entertainment and Metropolitan Productions. See more »

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Willie Clark: I invented comedy!
Al Lewis: The same night you designed the Titanic.
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Version of The Sunshine Boys (1975) See more »

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Old Friends
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Liza Minnelli
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10 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie is H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E!!

A friend bought it for me because he knew that I enjoyed Woody Allen's work. I really tried to like it, but half-way into it I got so frustrated with Peter Falk (why does he have to be so annoying??) and the script that I had to turn it off. It left me with a really bad stomach ache. I have never had a movie affect me like that. I tried, I really tried. In order for my love of Woody Allen to come back, I had to watch "Annie Hall" with Diane Keaton and "Scenes from a Mall" with Bette Midler.

Skip this movie...if someone accidentally buys this movie for you (because it just happened to be in the $3.00 bin at Wal-Mart), I have a little advice.... BURN IT!


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