Jack Lemmon ... John Gustafson
Walter Matthau ... Max Goldman
Ann-Margret ... Ariel Truax
Burgess Meredith ... Grandpa Gustafson
Daryl Hannah ... Melanie
Kevin Pollak ... Jacob Goldman
The story here has Jack Lemmon as John Gustason and Walter Matthau as his long time neighbour, Max Goldman. John and Max grew up as friends, but a falling out as young men has left them as a pair of bickering, cantankerous curmudgeons, who have quarrelled with one another since dinosaurs roamed the earth. Johns dad, played by Burgess Meredith, is a gem and pretty funny as he refers to the two of them as kids. As if things were not bad enough between these two, they get worse when a flirtatious, adventurous mature beauty, Ariel, moves in across the street. Soon, these two are competing for her attention, as well as their usual bs.
Trivia:After filming this movie in Minnesota in freezing temperatures, Walter Matthau was hospitalized with double pneumonia.
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