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Play the Game (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 28 August 2009 (USA)
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A young ladies' man teaches his dating tricks to his lonely, widowed grandfather, and plays his best mind games to meet the woman of his dreams.

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Marc Fienberg

Writer:

Marc Fienberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Campbell ... David Mitchell
Andy Griffith ... Grandpa Joe
Doris Roberts ... Rose Sherman
Marla Sokoloff ... Julie Larabee
Liz Sheridan ... Edna Gordon
Clint Howard ... Dick Mitchell
Rance Howard ... Mervin Lavine
Geoffrey Owens ... Rob Marcus
Juliette Jeffers ... Carrie Marcus
Marie Caldare ... Rebecca
Bunny Levine ... Claire Cranston
Monica Garcia ... Gillian
Sergio Enrique ... Sergio
Michelle Pierce ... Susan
Mario Di Donato ... Flame Car Buyer
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Storyline

David sells cars at his father's dealership and, from time to time, visits his grandpa, Joe, at a retirement home. David's a great salesman and he's successful attracting women, one after another. Joe, meanwhile, misses his deceased wife and is done with life. David gives Joe advice on how to get women's attention at the care center, and Joe gives David advice on how to find a lifelong companion. Each dismisses the other's words, then tries them out - David with Julie, a women he met playing football, and Joe with Edna and with Rose. Failures follow success. Can either figure out how to enjoy life and be themselves? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Andy Griffith like you have never seen him before See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jocul iubirii See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,197, 1 March 2009

Gross USA:

$659,483

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$659,483
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Story Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the bedroom scene between Andy Griffith and Liz Sheridan, because of satin sheets and a satin nightgown, Liz almost slid right off the bed before Director Marc Fienberg caught her. Andy kept right on with the scene as if nothing had happened. See more »

Quotes

Grandpa Joe: You either know it when you meet her, or know it when you lose her.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, around where it starts to list the songs used in the movie, a dancing Andy Griffith comes on the screen. See more »

Connections

References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Darkest Eyes
Written and performed by Rocky Votolato
Courtesy of Barsuk Records
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Loved It, Andy's Best since Waitress
25 August 2009 | by mmagickSee all my reviews

As a guest of FilmMetro.com I had the wonderful pleasure of seeing this movie on 8-25-2009. Here is Phoenix this film will open on Friday the 28th. As Grandpa Joe, Andy Griffith is just wonderful and plays the 84 year old in a role he was born to play. Mr. Griffith played a character known as Old Joe in Waitress a few years back and was very good in that role but even better here as a retirement home widower learning how to pick up women from his grandson, a "player" car salesman with all the right moves. This film is a comedy gem that keeps delivering the laughs from start to finish. Hard to believe Grandpa Joe is getting more action than his grandson. I highly recommend this for all ages. Lots of comedy, lots of laughs and just the right amount of love and romance with a cute twist at the end.


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