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Rocky Holeczek (Falk) is a cantankerous coot who, at age 75, decides to care for orphaned seven-year-old grandson Michael. Over the 30 years they are together, they fight over Rocky's old school ways and a grown-up Michael's (Sweeney) attempt to have a family of his own. But despite their bickering, Michael soon realizes that his 107-years-old grandfather's words are truly pearls of wisdom when faced with tragedy. Film hits the right sentimental buttons without going overboard with the tissues and Falk's performance, underneath the layers of latex make-up, is charmingly irascible. Based on co-writer Apple's own grandfather.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL:

Available on Running time 108 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Family Ties, Growing Older, Funerals, Doctors & Nurses, Wedding Bells, Buddies, Pittsburgh, Campus Capers
Max Apple, Stephen Metcalfe
Peter Falk, D.B. Sweeney, Julianne Moore, Ellen Burstyn
Mike Southon
Peter Yates
Elmer Bernstein
Ted Field, Scott Kroopf, Robert W. Cort, Adam Leipzip, Ira Halberstadt, Interscope Comm., Polygram, Buena Vista

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