• Publication date: May 12, 2018

Grumpy Old Men

When Ariel moves into the neighborhood the feud between two older men ups the grumpiness and comedic level to a record high.

  • Publication date: May 12, 2018

Grumpy Old Men

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1993

MBC Max:

May 12, 2018 17:30 (KSA) ~ May 12, 2018 16:30 (CLT)

(mbc.net) John (Jack Lemmon) and Max (Walter Matthau) are two neighbors for over 50 years already, but nothing seems to slow their daily quarrels and insult battles. When Ariel (Burgess Meredith) a flamboyant and colorful widow moves in the vacant house across the street, both men are madly attracted to her, fueling the already burning fire and the feud is intensified to an all time nastiness.

A romantic comedy like no other, a hilarious succession of gags and situations, in parallel with some deeply felt observations about love friendship and life; brought alive by an even stronger secondary characters with cameos by Darryl Hannah, Ann Margret and Kevin Pollack among others.


  • Jack Lemmon as John Gustafson Jr.
  • Walter Matthau as Max Goldman
  • Ann-Margret as Ariel Truax Gustafson
  • Burgess Meredith as John Gustafson Sr.
  • Daryl Hannah as Melanie Gustafson
  • Kevin Pollak as Jacob Goldman
  • Ossie Davis as Chuck (Bait Shop Owner)
  • Buck Henry as Elliott Snyder (IRS Agent)
  • Christopher McDonald as Mike
  • Steve Cochran as Weatherman
  • Joe Howard as Pharmacist
  • John Carroll Lynch as Moving Man
  • David James Carlson as Other Moving Man

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Rating: PG-13