The Sunshine Boys

The Sunshine Boys

Director: Herbert Ross Cast: Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin


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In this 1975 adaptation of Neil Simon's stage play, director Herbert Ross presents the story of two old-time Vaudvillians played by Walter Matthau and George Burns in his first starring role since 1939's Honolulu. After decades apart, the cantankerous duo is persuaded to reunite for a television special despite the fact that they hate each other. Richard Benjamin co-stars as Matthau's nephew, who has the responsibility of making sure the comedians go through with the show and don't kill each other in the process. Nominated for four Academy Awards, Burns took home the statue for Best Supporting Actor.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2014
UPC: 0888574051099
Original Release: 1975
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Archives
Sales rank: 28,150

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Walter Matthau Willy Clark
George Burns Al Lewis
Richard Benjamin Ben Clark
Lee Meredith Nurse in Sketch
Carol Arthur Lewis' Daughter Doris
Rosetta Le Noire Nurse
Jennifer Lee Ben's Wife Helen
Howard Hesseman Commercial Director
Steve Allen Himself
Phyllis Diller Herself
F. Murray Abraham Mechanic
Ron Rifkin TV Floor Manager
Fritz Feld Man at Audition
Jack Bernardi Men at Audition
Garn Stephens Stage Manager
Santos Morales Desk Clerk
Archie Hahn Assistant at Audition
Sid Gould Patient
Tom Spratley Card Player
Rashel Novikoff Woman in Hotel
Sammy Smith Man on Street
Dan Resin Mr. Ferranti
Milt [Lewis] Kogan Doctor
Bob Goldstein Waiter
Walter Stocker TV Executive
Bill Reddick Announcer
Eddie Villery Delivery Boy
James Cranna TV Director
Whoopi Goldberg Nurse

Technical Credits
Herbert Ross Director
Seth Banks Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Myles Berger Production Designer
Margaret Booth Editor
Albert Brenner Production Designer
John F. Burnett Editor
Dick Smith Makeup Special Effects
Jerry Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Harry V. Lojewski Musical Direction/Supervision
Marvin March Set Decoration/Design
Pat Norris Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Roe Asst. Director
Neil Simon Screenwriter
Ray Stark Producer
Harry W. Tetrick Sound/Sound Designer
David M. Walsh Cinematographer

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The Sunshine Boys 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
gfunk7 More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie! I remember watching it with my family as a youngster and it brought back sooo many memories..Walter Mathau is hilarious and George Burns is brilliantly funny..I love those guys!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago