Kotch Poster

Release Date: 1971

DVD Release Date: July 6th, 2004

PG|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
Jack Lemmon directs his friend and frequent costar Walter Matthau in this gentle comedic drama. When retired salesman Joseph Kotcher (Walter Matthau) begins to feel pressure to move out of the house he shares with the family of his son, Gerald (Charles Aidman), he opts to embark on a road trip instead of settling in a retirement home. Befriending Erica (Deborah Winters), a young pregnant woman, Kotch begins to finds new meaning in life as he helps her prepare to welcome her baby into the world.

Cast: Walter Matthau, Deborah Winters, Felicia Farr, Charles Aidman, Ellen Geer, Darrell Larson, Paul Picerni, Lucy Saroyan

Director: Jack Lemmon

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: 1970s, Lighthearted, Family, Son, Friendship


Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Sound
Nominated Actor
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Music (Song -- Original for the Picture)
Nominated Film Editing