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Roommates (1995)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 3 March 1995 (USA)
An elderly yet young-at-heart man moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.

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Cast

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Bolek Krupa
Joyce Reehling ...
Barbara
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Stash
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Burt Shook
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Michael at age 5
Lisa Davis ...
Betty
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Kevin
Karl Mackey ...
Milan Postevic
Zygmund Szarnicki ...
Funeral Priest (as Reverend Zygmund Szarnicki)
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Bully At Baseball Game (as Chance Marquez)
David Cutter ...
Peanut Vendor
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Storyline

Michael Holeczak has a most unusual roommate, his grandfather, Rocky. Now Rocky's a bit strange but loves Michael and only has his best interest. Michael would live with Rocky after his parents died. Michael would grow up go to school, become a doctor, Rocky would live alone abut when Rocky's about to be thrown out and placed in a retirement home, he refuses. Michael then takes him in. They would stay together even when Michael got married and had a family. And Rocky would always be there for Michael and Michael for him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Some people talk. Some people listen. When you're 107 and going strong, you do whatever you want.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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3 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aprendiendo a vivir  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,100,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,400,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Falk's makeup took four hours per day to apply and remove. See more »

Quotes

[last words]
Rocky Holzcek: Michael, I've always been proud of you.
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Soundtracks

I SCREAM
Written by Ken Sheppard, Joe Patino, Jay Patino, Jeff Williamson and Steve Williamson
Performed by Twenty Mondays
Courtesy of Spindletop Records
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Worth Your Time !
18 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

If your looking for a comedy you will be disappointed, however if you want a well acted, poignant drama with some funny lines, than this is worth your time. Peter Falk and D. B. Sweeney, are brilliant together. A sleeper that the critics missed. A word of warning, it is very sad and human.


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