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The Odd Couple II (1998)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy | 10 April 1998 (USA)
Oscar and Felix take a road trip to their son and daughter's wedding.

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It has been seventeen years now since Oscar and Felix saw each other for the last time. Oscar is living in Florida, Felix in New York. One day, Oscar is called by his son Brucey who invites him to his wedding to Felix' daughter Hannah next Sunday in California. Oscar and Felix meet again at Los Angeles International Airport and take a rental car in order to go to San Malina for the wedding. The trip develops into an odyssey, starting with Oscar forgetting Felix' suitcase at the Budget station, going over to the complete loss of the directions (and the car), several difficulties with the police, a dead person, a toupee, underwear and revenge-hungry Cowboys and ending up with Felix meeting the "one and only" woman. But the wedding has to be reached on time. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Odd Couple 2: Travelin' Light  »

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$4,810,288 (USA) (12 April 1998)

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$18,912,328 (USA)
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The only ever "pure" motion-picture industry sequel to a Neil Simon written feature film i.e. it didn't pre-exist in another form. Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues (1988) and Broadway Bound (1992) were both sequels to Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986) but the trilogy pre-existed as theatrical plays first. See more »

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When Felix and Oscar are called out of the holding cell, Felix says "If we go down, you go down with us" to the truck driver. As he says this it cuts between two shots quickly, and in the first shot when he says, "If we go down ..." his mouth isn't moving. See more »

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Oscar Madison: Don't you take them with water?
Felix Ungar: The local water?
[Very loudly]
Felix Ungar: Don't you know how many pesticides there are in the local water?
Oscar Madison: Lower your voice, will you? People in here don't know they're gonna be dead in a week.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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It's Too Late
Written by Crit Harmon, Barbara L. Jordan and William Peterkin
Performed by Crit Harmon
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters
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A Little Bit Odd
15 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

This sequel to "The Odd Couple" is odd. First of all, I don't think one really needed to happen and second of all if one was meant to be made it should have been made a little earlier. The 90's did sort of overuse the dynamic duo known as Lemmon and Matthau. Even in the 80's they paired up. But with films like "Grumpy Old Men", "Grumpier Old Men", "Out to Sea" and of course "The Odd Couple II", you have to ask yourself whether or not this great comedic pair really needed to return as Felix and Oscar. Still they both have the great chemistry on screen together. Always had, but this sequel felt oddly strained to me since most of it I've seen already in "Grumpy Old Men".

The script by the great Neil Simon was very hit and miss with the jokes and the whole premise of both of them going to their children's wedding was forced. The direction and editing was pretty sloppy and there was a moment when they were walking in the desert when I almost had a brief flash back of when I saw the movie "Ishtar". The only thing worth seeing and is why I watched it is for Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Despite this odd sequel having a crapola premise, you still gotta love these guys. I'd say watch it for them, but also check out the first movie.


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