The Sunshine Boys Movie Review 1975

Information and Film Reviews for The Sunshine Boys the Movie

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Two veteran vaudeville partners, who have shared a love-hate relationship for decades, reunite for a TV special. Adapted by Neil Simon from his play. Matthau was a replacement for Jack Benny, who died before the start of filming. Burns, for his first starring role since "Honolulu" in 1939, won an Oscar.


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Available on VHS
Running time 111 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Buddies, Adapted from a Play, Growing Older, Plays to Film: Neil Simon, Special FX Wizards: Dick Smith
Neil Simon
George Burns, Walter Matthau, Richard Benjamin, Lee Meredith, F. Murray Abraham, Carol Arthur, Howard Hesseman
Herbert Ross
MGM, Ray Stark


Oscars 1975: Support. Actor (Burns); Golden Globes 1976: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Matthau), Film--Mus./Comedy, Support. Actor (Benjamin); Writers Guild 1975: Adapt. Screenplay.

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