Based on Neil Simon's popular Broadway play, this 1975 film directed by Herbert Ross (The Turning Point, Footloose) pairs the legendary comic talents of Walter Matthau and George Burns as two old-time vaudevillians who could never stand the sight of each other. The two curmudgeons are roped into appearing on a television reunion special, and they find themselves rehashing the same arguments they had 50 years earlier. Burns came out of retirement for this role and won an Oscar for his work as the laconic half of the duo, while Matthau shines as the ham-handed antagonistic egomaniac. One of Neil Simon's snappiest creations has been energetically brought to life in this enjoyable comedy, and it's a rare opportunity to see two legends in finest form. --Robert Lane --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Un film d`enfance...retrouvé.
Toujours autant de plaisir à revoir ce duo si comique.
Merci pour tout. Read more
For a period of time this DVD was out of stock on Amazon.....then a couple of weeks ago it was relisted and I ordered it. Read morePublished on May 21 2009 by chuck canuk
A masterpiece! I must have been about 10 years old (1980), the first time I saw this movie....it's almost 2003 and I laughed as much now as I did then (it's Walter, for goodness... Read morePublished on Dec 23 2002 by "k9s4moi"
I watched this movie about 100's as a kid....it's been 8-10 years since I last saw it...that is until this past weekend (12/22/02).. Read morePublished on Dec 23 2002 by "k9s4moi"
Walter Matthau is one half of a famous Vaudville comedy team, living in New York and still fancying himself a show biz hot ticket. Read morePublished on May 22 2002 by John Lease
I rented this movie and watched it three times in a 24 hour period. I couldn't stop laughing. This is one of Walter Matthau's best. Read morePublished on Aug. 11 2001 by Maria Jaul
the best comibination is here. the cast is perfect and the dialogues are amazingly witty. a must see..Published on July 29 1999
This movie is spoiled by the ridiculous, over-the-top performance by the highly overrated Mr. Walter Matthau, who redefines the word 'hammy. Read morePublished on June 3 1999