Synopsis: An elderly yet young-at-heart man moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Peter Yates
Production: Buena Vista
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

You son of a bitch.


- Come on. We're going over to Charlie's.

- I've got to go to work.

- Darn it.

- Ah, gee whiz.

Books, books, books,

all the time, books.

Ain't you gonna be a baker someday

like your grandfather, Mikey? Huh?

Just because it's right for me

doesn't mean it's right for him.

You know in this country,

a man can be any damn thing he wants.

All he has to do is work hard, pay attention

to the nuns and do his homework.

In that order?

Hey, you, more work,

less gawking.


Peanuts, here's your peanuts.


Hot roasted peanuts!

Peanuts, peanuts. Who wants to be

next here? Get your hot roasted peanuts.

Peanuts! Peanuts.

One bag here.

Hey, peanuts,

throw another one!

- Get it, get it, get it.

- I got it.

Get outta my way!

- Underneath ya!

- Ow!

Hey, you!

Give the kid back his ball.

Sit down, Gramps,

before I step on you.

- Give back his ball.

- You gonna make me?


- My nose.

- Thanks, Grandpa.

I think... I think his

nose is broken.

Well, he deserved it.

He took my ball.

Well, hitting is no good.

You shouldn't hit.

Talk first.

Use the brains God gave ya.

Well, what if he still

doesn't listen?

Well, then you knock him

on his ass.


You rushed me.

Hey, Rock. Someone

out front to see you.

- Mr. Holeczek?

- Yes. What is it, Sister?

You are the grandfather

of Michael Holeczek?

Yes, what's going on?

He's not hurt, is he?

Oh, God,Jesus, he's dead.

Worse than dead,

Mr. Holeczek. Damned.

- I'm gonna teach you...

- Ow!


You recognize this?

"Week six:

Seventy-sixers plus three.

Seventy-sixers plus eight.

Seventy-sixers minus four."


Your nun that found it in

your desk teaches history.

It's not fair.

They go through your desks.

Well, they're nuns.

They can go wherever they want.

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Max Apple

Max Apple (born October 22, 1941) is an American short story writer, novelist, and professor at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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