• The Sunshine Boys (1975)

The Sunshine Boys

Release Date: December 16th, 1975

DVD Release Date: March 30th, 2004

PG |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Al Lewis (George Burns) and Willy Clark (Walter Matthau) are a pair of feuding vaudeville comedians (Lewis and Clark, naturally) who performed together for 47 years before finally calling it quits. A network genius then has the brilliant idea of reuniting the duo for a TV special about the history of comedy. Once the reunion is on, the sparks and one-liners start to fly with equal speed. But can Lewis and Clark put aside their differences long enough to collect one last paycheck?

Cast: Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin, Lee Meredith, Carol Arthur, Howard Hesseman, Ron Rifkin, Fritz Feld

Director: Herbert Ross

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Cheeky, Friendship, Rivalry, Hilarious, Witty, New York City, 1970s, Amusing

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Awards

Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actor
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Adapted From Other Material)