Grumpier Old MenThe movie follows two grudging pals, John and Max, as they resolve to save their beloved bait shop from turning into an Italian restaurant, just as its new female owner catches Max's attention.
Critic Reviews of "Grumpier Old Men"
USA TodayJanuary 01, 2000
A wheezier replay of the 1993 hit geezer romp Grumpy Old Men.
Common Sense MediaMay 20, 2014
Insults and sexual innuendo dominate routine comedy sequel.
Nolan's Pop Culture ReviewMarch 25, 2007
Moderately successful sequel. Lemmon and Matthau always a great team to watch.
FulvueDrive-in.comMarch 04, 2006
Not as good as the first, but it's seldom less than amusing.
Arizona Daily StarAugust 02, 2002
Nowhere near as funny as the first film. Just a stale, tired rehash.
eFilmCritic.comJuly 27, 2002
The heart of the first one is replaced by extra fart jokes.
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Walter MatthauBirth date: 1 October 1920, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USADescription: Walter Matthau was born on October 1, 1920 in Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Walter Jake Matthow. He was an actor, known for The Odd Couple (1968), Charade (1963) and Grumpy Old Men (1993). He was married to Carol Grace and Grace Geraldine Johnson. He died on July 1, 2000 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Jack LemmonBirth date: 8 February 1925, Newton, Massachusetts, USADescription: Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Burgess LaRue (Noel) and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers Country Day School, then located in nearby Brookline. After RCDS, he went to high school at Phillips Andover Academy. Jack was a member of the Harvard class of 1947, where he was in Navy ROTC and the Dramatic Club. After service as a Navy ensign, he worked in a beer hall (playing piano), on radio, off Broadway, TV and Broadway. His movie debut was with Judy Holliday in It Should Happen to You (1954). He won Best Supporting Actor as Ensign Pulver in Mister Roberts (1955). He received nominations in comedy (Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960)) and drama (Days of Wine and Roses (1962), The China Syndrome (1979), Tribute (1980) and Missing (1982)). He won the Best Actor Oscar for Save the Tiger (1973) and the Cannes Best Actor award for "Syndrome" and "Missing". He made his debut as a director with Kotch (1971) and in 1985 on Broadway in "Long Day's Journey into Night". In 1988 he received the Life Achievement Award of the American Film Institute.
Sophia LorenBirth date: 20 September 1934, Rome, Lazio, ItalyDescription: Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and her younger sister Maria Scicolone). Growing up in the slums of Pozzuoli during the second World War without any support from her father, she experienced much sadness in her childhood. Her life took an unexpected turn for the best when, at age 14, she entered into a beauty contest where she placed as one of the finalists. It was there that Sophia caught the attention of film producer Carlo Ponti, some 22 years her senior, whom she eventually married in 1966 once he finally obtained a divorce from his first wife. Perhaps he was the only father figure she ever had. Under his guidance, Sophia was put under contract and appeared as an extra in ten films beginning in 1950, before working her way up to supporting roles. In these early films, she was credited as "Sofia Lazzaro" because people joked her beauty could raise Lazzarus from the dead.By her late teens, Sophia was playing lead roles in many Italian features such as La favorita (1952) and Aida (1953). In 1957, she embarked on a successful acting career in the United States, starring in Boy on a Dolphin (1957), Legend of the Lost (1957), and The Pride and the Passion (1957) that year. She had a short-lived but much-publicized fling with co-star Cary Grant, who was 31 years her senior. She was only 22 while he was 53, and she rejected a marriage proposal from him. They were paired together a second time in the family-friendly romantic comedy Houseboat (1958). While under contract to Paramount Pictures, Sophia starred in Desire Under the Elms (1958), The Key (1958), The Black Orchid (1958), It Started in Naples (1960), Heller in Pink Tights (1960), A Breath of Scandal (1960), and The Millionairess (1960) before returning to Italy to star in La ciociara (1960). The film was a period piece about a woman living in war-torn Italy who is raped while trying to protect her young daughter. Originally cast as the more glamorous child, Sophia fought against type and was re-cast as the mother, evidencing a lack of vanity and proving herself as a genuine actress. This performance received international acclaim and was honored with an Academy Award for Best Actress.Sophia remained a bona fide international movie star throughout the sixties and seventies, making films on both sides of the Atlantic, and starring opposite such leading men as Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, and Charlton Heston. Her American films included El Cid (1961), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Arabesque (1966), Man of La Mancha (1972), and The Cassandra Crossing (1976). She gained a wider respect with her Italian films, especially Matrimonio all'italiana (1964) and Una giornata particolare (1977). During these years she received a second Oscar nomination and won five Golden Globe Awards.From the eighties onward, Sophia's appearances on the big screen came few and far between. She preferred to spend the majority of her time raising sons Carlo Jr. (b. 1969) and Eduardo (b. 1973). Her only acting credits during the decade were five television films, beginning with Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980), a biopic in which she portrayed herself and her mother. She ventured into other areas of business and became the first actress to launch her own fragrance and design of eye wear. In 1982 she voluntarily spent nineteen days in jail for tax evasion.In 1991 Sophia received an Honorary Academy Award for her body of work, and was declared "one of world cinema's greatest treasures." Later that year, she experienced a great loss when her mother died of cancer. Her return to mainstream films in Prêt-à-Porter (1994) ("Ready to Wear") was well-received, although the film as a whole was not. She followed this up with her biggest U.S. hit in years, the comedy Grumpier Old Men (1995) in which she played a sexy divorcée who seduces Walter Matthau. Over the next decade Sophia had plum roles in a few non-mainstream arthouse films like Soleil (1997), Between Strangers (2002) (directed by Edoardo), and Lives of the Saints (2004). Still beautiful at 72, she posed scantily-clad for the 2007 Pirelli Calendar. Sadly, that same year she mourned the loss of her spouse, Carlo Ponti, who died at age 94. In 2009, after far too much time away from film, she appeared in the musical Nine (2009) opposite Daniel Day-Lewis. These days Sophia is based in Switzerland but frequently travels to Los Angeles to spend time with her sons and their families (Eduardo is married to actress Sasha Alexander). Sophia Loren remains one of the most beloved and recognizable figures in the international film world.
Ann-MargretBirth date: 28 April 1941, Valsjöbyn, Jämtlands län, SwedenDescription: Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades and into the 21st century.Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and Carl Gustav Olsson, who worked for an electrical company. She came to America at age 6. She studied at Northwestern University and left for Las Vegas to pursue a career as a singer. Ann-Margret was discovered by George Burns and soon afterward got both a record deal at RCA and a film contract at 20th Century Fox. In 1961, her single "I Just Don't Understand" charted in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Her acting debut followed the same year as Bette Davis' daughter in Frank Capra's Pocketful of Miracles (1961). She appeared in the musical State Fair (1962) a year later before her breakthrough in 1963. With Bye Bye Birdie (1963) and Viva Las Vegas (1964) opposite Elvis Presley, she became a Top 10 Box Office star, teen idol and even Golden Globe nominated actress. She was marketed as Hollywood's hottest young star and in the years to come got awarded the infamous nickname "sex kitten." Her following pictures were sometimes ripped apart by critics (Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965) and The Swinger (1966)), sometimes praised (The Cincinnati Kid (1965)). She couldn't escape being typecast because of her great looks. By the late 1960s, her career stalled, and she turned to Italy for new projects. She returned and, by 1970, she was back in the public image with Hollywood films (R.P.M. (1970) opposite Anthony Quinn), Las Vegas sing-and-dance shows and her own television specials. She finally overcame her image with her Oscar-nominated turn in Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge (1971) and succeeded in changing her image from sex kitten to respected actress. A near-fatal accident at a Lake Tahoe show in 1972 only momentarily stopped her career. She was again Oscar-nominated in 1975 for Tommy (1975), the rock opera film of the British rock band The Who. Her career continued with successful films throughout the late 1970s and into the 1980s. She starred next to Anthony Hopkins in Magic (1978) and appeared in pictures co-starring Walter Matthau, Gene Hackman, Glenda Jackson and Roy Scheider. She even appeared in a television remake of Tennessee Williams's masterpiece play "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1983. Another late career highlight for her was Grumpy Old Men (1993) as the object of desire for Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. She continues to act in movies today.
Burgess MeredithBirth date: 16 November 1907, Cleveland, Ohio, USADescription: One of the truly great and gifted performers of the century who often suffered lesser roles, Burgess Meredith was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1907 and educated in Amherst College in Massachusetts before joining Eva Le Gallienne's stage company in New York City in 1933. He became a favorite of dramatist Maxwell Anderson, premiering on film in the playwright's Winterset (1936). Meredith served in the United States Army Air Corps in World War II, reaching the rank of captain. He continued in a variety of dramatic and comedic roles until being named an unfriendly witness by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the early 1950s, whereupon studio work disappeared. His career picked up again, especially with television roles, in the 1960s, although younger audiences know him best for either the Rocky (1976) or Grumpy Old Men (1993) films. Meredith also did a large amount of commercial work, serving as the voice for Skippy Peanut Butter and United Air Lines, among others. He was also an ardent environmentalist who believed pollution one of the greatest tragedies of the time, and an opponent of the Vietnam War. Burgess Meredith died at age 89 of Alzheimer's disease and melanoma in his home in Malibu, California on September 9, 1997.
Daryl HannahBirth date: 3 December 1960, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Daryl Christine Hannah was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Susan Jeanne (Metzger), a schoolteacher and later a producer, and Donald Christian Hannah, who owned a tugboat/barge company. Her stepfather was music journalist/promoter Jerrold Wexler. Her siblings are Page Hannah, Don Hannah and Tanya Wexler. She has Norwegian, Scottish, Irish, English, and German ancestry.Daryl graduated from the University of Southern California School of Theatre. She practiced ballet with Maria Tallchief and studied drama at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. In her twenties, she played keyboard and sang backup for Jackson Browne. Hannah, a tall (5' 10") blond beauty, with haunting blue-green eyes, was a natural for show biz.She started with small roles, such as a student in The Fury (1978) and as Kim Basinger's kid sister in Hard Country (1981). Daryl's breakout role was as the acrobatic, beautiful replicant punk android Pris in Blade Runner (1982); Pris was the vixen who wanted to live beyond her allotted years and risked the wrath of the title character. Showing her versatility, from there she portrayed a mermaid, Madison, who falls in love with Tom Hanks's character in Ron Howard's zany comedy Splash (1984), and a Cro-Magnon in The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986). Hannah played Roxanne in the eponymous Steve Martins contemporary take on the Cyrano de Bergerac story, and co-starred as Elle Driver in Quintin Tarantino's box office hit Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004).Hannah has been a consistent, strong supporter of independent cinema, both acting in and producing many films, starring in such indie films as John Sayles's Casa de los babys (2003) as well as his political satire Silver City (2004). She worked on several films with the revered Robert Altman, including The Gingerbread Man (1998), as well as several films with the Polish Brothers including Northfork (2003) and Jackpot (2001). Daryl starred in the experimental improvised Michael Radford film Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) and made As a filmmaker, Hannah wrote, directed, and produced an award winning short film, entitled The Last Supper (1995). Hannah also directed, produced and shot the documentary Strip Notes (2002) which was inspired while researching her role for Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) that was shown on HBO and UK's Channel 4. Daryl is in the process of shooting a documentary on Human Trafficking and has traveled undercover to South East Asia to document this atrocity and has become and advocates raising awareness and ending slavery. She has made over 40 video blogs for various websites including her popular dhlovelife.com. She designed dhlovelife.com (online since 2005) her website dedicated to sharing solutions on how to live more harmoniously with the planet and all other living things. Daryl has been passionate, committed and effective advocate for a more ethical relationship with each other and all life on the Planet. She has produced, hosted and shot numerous environmental awareness/ health documentaries, TV appearances and is a frequent speaker on both the conservative and progressive news.Hannah has been a greening consultant for events such as the Virgin Music Festival, attended by over 150,000 people. Her many speaking engagements include keynote speeches at the UN Climate Change Summit, UN Global Business Conference on the environment,, Natural and Organic Products Expo, LOHAS and numerous national and international universities, conferences and events. She has written articles on self sufficiency and sustainability for many magazines and has done a plethora of interviews on the topic in thousands of publications. The site features weekly five-minute inspirational video blogs which Daryl produces and films. There are daily news updates, alerts, community and access to goods and services. She is a member of the World Future Council, sits on the boards of the Sylvia Earle Alliance, Mission Blue, Eco America, Environmental Media Association (EMA), The Somaly Mam Foundation, and the Action Sports Environmental Coalition, She is the founder of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA).
Kevin PollakBirth date: 30 October 1957, San Francisco, California, USADescription: Kevin Pollak was born in San Francisco in 1957, to Elaine (Klein) and Robert Pollak. A stand-up comedy performer at age 10, he turned professional comedian a decade later and was puttering around from city to city when film roles beckoned. Pollak refocused thereafter on acting in what would be a wise and profitable career move. Landing his first film role in George Lucas' Willow (1988), directed by Ron Howard, became the wind beneath his wings, and he has been sailing ever since. Critically noticed for his role in Avalon (1990), it was Rob Reiner's A Few Good Men (1992) that shot him up the credit's list. Adept at displaying smarmy and/or shady, smug characters, such showy roles in The Usual Suspects (1995) and Casino (1995) were his reward. He co-created and co-executive produced The Underworld (1997) along with actress/writer/partner/wife Lucy Webb. They also appeared together in the movies The Don's Analyst (1997) and Outside Ozona (1998). Not only starring in two of his own HBO stand-up comedy specials, Pollak returned to the live stand-up stage in 2001, headlining a sold out 20 city tour. Most recently, he co-starred with Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry in The Whole Ten Yards (2004), a sequel to the hit comedy The Whole Nine Yards (2000).
Katie SagonaBirth date: 26 November 1989, Westwood, New Jersey, USADescription: Katie Sagona was born on November 26, 1989 in Westwood, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for Donnie Brasco (1997), You've Got Mail (1998) and In Dreams (1999).
Ann Morgan GuilbertBirth date: 16 October 1928, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USADescription: Ann Morgan Guilbert is beloved by television audiences as the neighbor Millie Helper on the classic The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and as feisty Grandma Yetta on The Nanny (1993). She has given memorable performances in film and television and on stage throughout her distinguished career, and recently starred in Nicole Holofcener's 2010 Sundance Film Festival selection, Please Give (2010).Ann has starred on Broadway in "The Naked Girl on the Appian Way" (2005). She starred Off Broadway in "The Billy Barnes Revue". Her other stage appearances include "The Matchmaker," "Arsenic and Old Lace," "The Road to Mecca", "Life Lines: An Afternoon with Ann Guilbert", "Waiting for Godot", "A Lie of the Mind", "Three Men on a Horse", "To Kill A Mockingbird", "Harvey", "Foxfire", "Blooding Wedding", "Misalliance", "Green Grow the Lilac", "The School for Scandal", "The Royal Family", "Major Barbara", "Fifth of July", "Growing Gracefully", "Life Times Ten", "Nobody's Safe Here", "The Legacy", "Nite, Mother" and "The Immigrant: A Hamilton County Album", where she created the role of Alma, for which she won the 1988 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Non-Resident Production, at Washington, DC's Arena Stage.She is a graduate of Stanford University's Department of Speech and Drama. While at Stanford, Ann met the late producer/writer George Eckstein. They married and had two daughters, actress Hallie Todd, and longtime acting teacher and writer, Nora Eckstein. They divorced in 1966, and Ann married character actor Guy Raymond in 1969. They were together until his death in 1997. Ann lives in Pacific Palisades, CA.
James AndelinBirth date: 27 September 1917, Provo, Utah, USADescription: James Andelin voiceover artist and actor, Andelin landed one of his first radio roles at about age 12 for a show called Skippy, the part led to a long career in Chicago radio, including voiceover parts in Little Orphan Annie and Jack Armstrong. He died of congestive heart failure and emphysema in Chicago, Illinois on December 27, 2006.
Marcus KlempBirth date: 27 September 1917, Provo, Utah, USADescription: Marcus Klemp is an actor, known for Grumpier Old Men (1995), D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) and Shimmer (1993).
Max WrightBirth date: 2 August 1943, Detroit, Michigan, USADescription: Max Wright was born on August 2, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as George Wright. He is an actor, known for ALF (1986), The Norm Show (1999) and All That Jazz (1979). He has been married to Linda Wright since 1965. They have two children.
Cheryl HawkerBirth date: 6 June 1962, St. Paul, Minnesota, USADescription: Cheryl Hawker was born on June 6, 1962 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. She is an actress, known for Grumpier Old Men (1995), Material Girls (2006) and Drop Dead Fred (1991).
Wayne A. EvensonBirth date: 6 June 1962, St. Paul, Minnesota, USADescription: Wayne A. Evenson is an actor, known for Fargo (1996), A Simple Plan (1998) and A Serious Man (2009).
Allison LevineBirth date: 6 June 1962, St. Paul, Minnesota, USADescription: Allison Levine is an actress and producer, known for Grumpier Old Men (1995), Beautiful Girls (1996) and Ground Control (2000).
John Patrick MartinBirth date: 6 June 1962, St. Paul, Minnesota, USADescription: John Patrick Martin is an actor, known for Grumpier Old Men (1995), She Led Two Lives (1994) and Private Eye (1996).
Adam WardBirth date: 18 August 1982, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USADescription: Adam Ward was born on August 18, 1982 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He is an actor, known for Grumpier Old Men (1995), Sideliners (2006) and Kill a Kitten (2009).
Ryan WaldochBirth date: 18 August 1982, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USADescription: Ryan Waldoch is an actor, known for Grumpier Old Men (1995).
James CadaBirth date: 18 August 1982, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USADescription: James Cada was born in Sweden. He is an actor and writer, known for The Straight Story (1999), North Country (2005) and A Serious Man (2009).
Jaclyn RossBirth date: 18 August 1982, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USADescription: Jaclyn Ross is an actress, known for Grumpier Old Men (1995), Crossing the Bridge (1992) and As the World Turns (1956).
Kyle ChristophersonBirth date: 18 August 1982, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USADescription: Kyle Christopherson is an actor, known for Grumpier Old Men (1995).
Jeffrey L. SmithBirth date: 22 January 1939, Tacoma, Washington, USADescription: Jeff Smith was born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1939. He grew up in a close family, and learned some of his first lessons in food, and in frugal cooking from his mother. His love of wine; one of the most prominent elements in his cooking, came from his friendship, in his youth, with a doctor named Lester Baskin. Dr. Baskin introduced young Smith to wine while he was studying to become a Methodist minister. He was ordained in 1965. Soon after was married, to a lady from New York, named Patty. As an assistant professor at the University of Puget Sound, Jeff began a cooking class, as a way of teaching his students about history, and different cultures: "eating history", as Smith put it. This lead to the opening of his Chaplain's Pantry cooking school in Tacoma, in 1972. And from there The Frugal Gourmet was born. The first shows were produced at KTPS in Tacoma, and Jeff's first cookbook was published in 1977. By the early 80s, The Frugal Gourmet had become the highest rated cooking show on television, and Jeff's books soared up the bestseller lists as soon as they were released. By this time, Smith and Patty had two sons, Channing and Jason; and Jeff's family soon became common topic on his television shows, along with his love of Chinese and Italian Quisine, Garlic, Wine, good olive oil; and his strong admiration for American statesman, Thomas Jefferson. Jeff's shows, aired on public television, covered an unbelievably wide variety of foods, and cooking styles. And Jeff's friendly, outgoing personality made them easy to watch. He was also a good teacher, and anyone who has ever watched The Frugal Gourmet has learned something; either about food or about life. In 1995, Jeff Smith hosted The Frugal Gourmet Keeps the Feast for the Odyssey Network. And then, he retired from television, leaving behind a legacy of loyal fans; people who learned to cook, eat well, and enjoy life... with lots of Garlic.
Geraldo RiveraBirth date: 4 July 1943, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USADescription: Geraldo Rivera was born on July 4, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Gerald Michael Riviera. He is an actor, known for At Large with Geraldo Rivera (2003), The O'Reilly Factor (1996) and Grumpier Old Men (1995). He has been married to Erica Levy since August 10, 2003. They have one child. He was previously married to C.C. Dyer, Sherryl Raymond, Edie Vonnegut and Linda Coblentz.
Warren SchuenemanBirth date: 4 July 1943, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USADescription: Warren Schueneman is an actor, known for Grumpier Old Men (1995) and Duluth (2010).
Jack MitschBirth date: 4 July 1943, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USADescription: Jack Mitsch is an actor, known for Grumpier Old Men (1995).
Sterling RobsonBirth date: 19 August 1915Description: Sterling Robson was born on August 19, 1915. He was an actor, known for Grumpier Old Men (1995) and Beautiful Girls (1996). He died on December 13, 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Gregory SchunemanBirth date: 19 August 1915Description: Gregory Schuneman is an actor, known for Grumpier Old Men (1995).
Denny SchustedBirth date: 19 August 1915Description: Denny Schusted is known for his work on Mallrats (1995), Beautiful Girls (1996) and Grumpier Old Men (1995).
Michelle JohnstonBirth date: 4 October 1964, California, USADescription: Michelle Johnston was born on October 4, 1964 in California, USA. She is known for her work on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Chicago (2002) and Southpaw (2015).
Wallace OlsonBirth date: 4 October 1964, California, USADescription: Wallace Olson is an actor, known for Grumpier Old Men (1995).
Carl JohnsonBirth date: 4 October 1964, California, USADescription: Carl Johnson is an actor, known for Grumpier Old Men (1995).
Eugene KarelsBirth date: 4 October 1964, California, USADescription: Eugene Karels is an actor, known for Grumpier Old Men (1995).
Directors of "Grumpier Old Men"
Howard DeutchBirth date: 14 September 1950, New York City, New York, USADescription: Howard Deutch was born on September 14, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Pretty in Pink (1986), The R...
Creators of "Grumpier Old Men"
Mark Steven JohnsonBirth date: 30 October 1964, Hastings, Minnesota, USADescription: Mark Steven Johnson was born on October 30, 1964 in Hastings, Minnesota, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Finding Steve McQueen (2017), ...