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Release Date: March 15th, 1994

DVD Release Date: June 25th, 1997

PG-13|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
John Gustafson (Jack Lemmon) and Max Goldman (Walter Matthau) are two curmudgeonly neighbors who have been at each other's throats for years. The rivalry of the former friends intensifies when Ariel (Ann-Margret) comes along and provides a love interest for both of them. When Max finds out that John is experiencing family troubles and financial ruin, however, he steps in to help. Their bond is further cemented when John has a health scare and Max makes the ultimate sacrifice for his friend.

Cast: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret , Daryl Hannah, Buck Henry, Burgess Meredith, Kevin Pollak, Ossie Davis

Director: Donald Petrie

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: John Davis, Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Home VĂ­deo, Warner Bros. Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Grumpy Old Men works more often than not. It's an example of a frothy, good-natured holiday picture that adults can relax and enjoy. As a comedy, the movie contains enough fresh humor to keep the laughs coming. show more

  • Two old people doing old people things, talking about old people stuff, and eating old people food. Sound interesting? Grumpy Old Men is a film that manages to be one of the scariest things I have ever seen. [28 Jan 1994, p.L]

  • Despite the numerous predictable jokes about geriatric sex, the movie is very appealing for numerous surprising reasons. Many of them have to do with ice fishing in Minnesota. [9 Dec 1993, p.A14]

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