Grumpy Old Men

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: 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.

Jimmy Short
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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.

Max Goldman: If I had known I would be doing a nude scene, I'd have asked for another million.

Grandpa Gustafson: Drop that fish.

Max Goldman: You mean the low-life, ass-wipe, egg-sucker John Gustafson?
Snyder: Have you seen him?
Max Goldman: The man's crazy. Loco. Always hanging out around those kinky strip bars. You know, the ones where the men take their clothes off. That's of course if he's taken his medication.
Snyder: Medication?
Max Goldman: Yes, without it he could be anywhere. Wandering around talking to the trees. I'm telling you the man's a menace, he's always drinking, starting fights.

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Question: Did John Gustafson's ex wife die or did they just get divorced?

Answer: John Gustafson and his wife, May, were divorced after 20 years of marriage.

Charles Austin Miller

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