PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.
After filming this movie in Minnesota in freezing temperatures, Walter Matthau was hospitalized with double pneumonia.
Mr. Gustafson! I have to talk to you! Mr. Gustafson, will you answer the door, please? I know you're in there! It's no use pretending this isn't happening, Mr. Gustafson! I can't keep coming... back here every couple of days! You have to talk to me!...
The time line for the mayoral election is inaccurate. Election Day is the first Tuesday of November. The movie begins just days before Thanksgiving and Jake is still campaigning for mayor. On Christmas they talk about him winning the election and within a few days he is already acting as mayor.
One outtake has Jack Lemmon flub his lines, and he continues, in the same tone of voice, babbling gibberish. Matthau answers him in the same "language." Their timing and intonation are precisely as they'd be if they weren't jabbering nonsense to one another.
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