Grumpy Old Men

Grumpy Old Men (1993)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the VHS edition, one can see a reflection of a boom mic in the painting above the staircase landing as Ann-Margret goes up the stairs to Jack Lemmon's bathroom, and again when she comes down. (02:51:30)

Factual error: When Max goes to the bait shop with John and they are talking to Chuck about him going over to Ariel's house for Thanksgiving, they ask him if he saw the Blackhawks game, saying that it went into double overtime. NHL games only have one overtime unless it is a playoff game.

Continuity mistake: The amount of people outside the church during the wedding changes. When we see the view from the inside of the limo, it's a handful. When we see the scene with the fish thrown out of the window, there are many more.

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Continuity mistake: When Max is pounding the ice with an axe after losing his fishing pole, John and his dad stop to buy cigarettes and beer. Pop has a fresh cigarette in his right hand when he grabs the beer, but when he turns around, it's gone.


Continuity mistake: After her wedding to Jack Lemmon, Ann-Margret says goodbye to Walter Matthau by kissing him on the cheek. When the camera shows her, she places her left hand on his face. When the camera shows him, her left hand is on his shoulder. When the camera returns to her, her left hand is back on his face again.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Max is trying to find the source of the bad smell in his car, a shot from behind shows a view out the windshield. The column shifter is in Park even though Max is driving.

Continuity mistake: When Max Goldman goes to the bait shop with John Gustofsen and they are talking to the bait shop owner about him going over to Airel's house for Thanksgiving, Max leaves wearing one color hat and then when he gets in his car it is another color.

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Continuity mistake: When John and Max are fighting at the lake and a crowd gathers, at the left of the shot is Ossie Davis, who, as Chuck, is supposed to have passed away prior to this.

Continuity mistake: In the scene when the IRS man attempts to pry open John's door, he gets one board slightly off. In the overhead shot, the board is completely off and on the ground.

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Continuity mistake: In the final scene of the movie, Max has left home for the evening, leaving Jacob alone. Jacob spies Melanie next door and is invited to come over. Jacob runs next door through heavy snow. Yet earlier that day, the wedding had occurred in Springlike conditions, snow nearly gone.

Continuity mistake: When the snow falls from the roof onto the IRS agent, he falls down and rolls forward, and almost all of the snow lands several feet behind him. When the shot changes to a side view, he is now closer to the house again, directly under the snowfall.

Max Goldman: Hey, watch your mouth you dumb friggin' Swede.

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Trivia: When John and his dad are walking to dad's fishing shanty, in the background is a pole with location and mile arrows. One of the arrows says "Rosie's Seoul" - an obvious reference to M*A*S*H, where one of the props is a similar pole.

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