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.~Matthew Tobey
Walter Matthau is absolutely outstanding in this role with George Burns as his old partner who can't stand each other, but they have the utmost respect for each other. Burns won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and Matthau "lost" Best Actor to Jack Nicholson for his role in One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Also this is based on a play by Neil Simon who also wrote The Odd Couple.