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It has been seventeen years now since Oscar and Felix saw each other for the last time. Oscar is living in Florida, Felix in New York. One day, Oscar is called by his son Brucey who invites him to his wedding to Felix' daughter Hannah next Sunday in California. Oscar and Felix meet again at Los Angeles International Airport and take a rental car in order to go to San Malina for the wedding. The trip develops into an odyssey, starting with Oscar forgetting Felix' suitcase at the Budget station, going over to the complete loss of the directions (and the car), several difficulties with the police, a dead person, a toupee, underwear and revenge-hungry Cowboys and ending up with Felix meeting the "one and only" woman. But the wedding has to be reached on time.Written by
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In the scene where Felix and Oscar are in that old man's car, and the old man dies, it is clearly visible in the following shots that he is breathing. See more »
[at the wedding reception]
Listen, Brucey, I want you to take these for you and Hannah.
No, Pop, I know you're strapped for cash. The gesture is enough.
What I have here is not cash. Please, take it.
Baseball cards! Pop, you knew I always used to save these.
Not those. I've had these since before you were born. These are first editions. Mickey Mantle in his rookie year, and George Herman Ruth, sometimes known as Babe Ruth. Today, that's worth $22,000.
No... no, no, no way, Pop, I-I can't take ...
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Okay, so the sequel was pretty absurd, but it was Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau doing what they do best (it was also their final teaming). In this case, Felix Ungar (Lemmon) and Oscar Madison (Matthau) are driving to their son's and daughter's wedding in San something, California, experiencing various unpleasant situations along the way. Most of the movie's strength lies in its one-liners, most of which show just how much both men are seething. I think that my favorite scene is when they stop out in the middle of the desert, and...well, you have to see it. Somewhere up in that great retirement home in the sky, Oscar and Felix must still be getting on each other's nerves. They were truly great.
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