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Encyclopedia > Grumpy Old Men (movie)

Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 Warner Bros. comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Ann-Margret, with Burgess Meredith, Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, Katie Sagona, Ossie Davis, and Buck Henry. See also: 1992 in film, other events of 1993, 1994 in film, list of years in film. Events March 31 - Actor Brandon Lee is accidentally killed during the filming of The Crow. ... Warner Bros. ... A comedy film is a film laced with humor or that may seek to provoke laughter from the audience. ... Jack Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was a consummate Hollywood actor. ... Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American comedy actor. ... Ann-Margret Ann-Margret (born April 28, 1941) is a Swedish-born actress and singer. ... Meredith in 1972s Probe Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997) was an American actor, perhaps best known for playing The Penguin on the television series Batman. ... Daryl Hannah as Elle Driver in Kill Bill As Pris in Blade Runner Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois) is a popular American actress. ... Kevin E. Pollak (born October 30, 1957 in San Francisco, California) is an American actor and comedian. ... Ossie Davis in The Green Pastures, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1951 Ossie Davis (December 18, 1917–February 4, 2005) was an African-American actor, film director, and activist. ... Buck Henry (born December 9, 1930 in New York, New York and graduated from Dartmouth College) is a United States actor, writer and director, best known for his work in television and film comedy and satire. ...


Directed by Donald Petrie, the screenplay was written by Mark Steven Johnson, who also wrote the sequel, Grumpier Old Men (1995). The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Donald Petrie is an American film director. ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ... Walter Matthau and Sophia Loren in Grumpier Old Men Grumpier Old Men is a 1995 Warner Bros. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1995. ...


103 mins.; Technicolor Technicolor is a three-strip color film process pioneered in the 1930s by the Technicolor Corporation, a company created by the husband-and-wife team of Herbert and Natalie Kalmus. ...


Plot summary

The story concerns two men, John Gustafson (played by Lemmon), a retired teacher, and Max Goldman (played by Matthau), a retired television repairman. Both live in Wabasha, and are widowers. They live close together and have known each other all their lives, yet are permanently disputing with each other, usually over who is the better fisherman. That is, until Ariel, an attractive widow (played by Ann-Margret) moves in next door. Both men court her, but John finally marries her, despite Max's comic attempts to sabotage the relationship. Wabasha is a city located in Wabasha County, Minnesota. ...


Grandpa Gustafson is played by Burgess Meredith, Melanie Gustafson is played by Daryl Hannah, and Jacob Goldman is played by Kevin Pollak.


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Grumpy Old Men Movie Review (710 words)
With the additional brilliant comic performance of Burgess Meredith, Grumpy Old Men transforms from a gem of a picture into one of the funniest movies ever made.
In Grumpy Old Men, lifelong friends and neighbors John Gustafson (Jack Lemmon) and Max Goldman (Walter Matthau) trade jibes on a daily basis against the backdrop of the frozen Minnesota tundra.
Flooded with countless one-liners, perfect delivery of insults, and an endless number of comic scenes, Grumpy Old Men is one of the most hilarious films you'll ever have the pleasure of enjoying.
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