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The Sunshine Boys

Original Theatrical Date: November 6, 1975

Academy Award winners George Burns and Walter Matthau star as Al Lewis and Willy Clark, the two former halves of a classic vaudeville comedy duo. Off stage they were bitter enemies, but on stage they were the hilarious Sunshine Boys. They haven't spoken to each other for 20 years, but when Willy's nephew, Ben (Richard Benjamin) sells the pair to the network for a television special, all he has to do is get Al (Burns in an Oscar-winning role) and Willy (Matthau) into the same studio.

From the first moment together in rehearsal, the bickering resumes right where it left off decades before ... and so do the hilarious on-camera antics of The Sunshine Boys. Based on the hit Broadway play by Neil Simon, The Sunshine Boys was the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (George Burns), and also picked up Oscar nominations for Best Actor in a Lead Role (Walter Matthau), Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material (Neil Simon) and Best Art Direction-Set Direction (Albert Brenner, Marvin March).

Genre: Comedy