DirectorRanda Haines ScreenplaySteven Conrad Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateDecember 17, 1993 CastRobert Duvall (Walter), Richard Harris (Frank), Shirley MacLaine (Helen Cooney), Sandra Bullock (Elaine), Marty Belafsky (Ned Ryan), Piper Laurie (Georgia) Similar moviesCosmopolis, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Hyde Park on Hudson, Alpha and Omega, Sweeney Todd
Tagline...and other lies your friends let you get away with.
Wrestling ernest hemingway 1994 movie trailer
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway is a 1993 drama-romance film directed by Randa Haines and written by Steve Conrad, starring Richard Harris, Robert Duvall, Sandra Bullock, Shirley MacLaine, and Piper Laurie.
Frank is a retired Irish seaman. Walter is a retired Cuban barber. They are two lonely old men living in Florida, trapped in the emptiness of their own lives.
When they meet in a park, the flamboyant Frank is finally able to start a conversation with the introverted Walter after several attempts. They begin to spend time together and become friends, sometimes meeting at the snack shop where Walter orders the same food every day and becomes fond of Elaine, a young waitress.
Frank's salty talk and crude behavior in public offend Walter and threaten their friendship. In the meantime, Frank attempts to start a romance with Georgia, a woman he meets at the movies, while dealing with Helen, his landlord who is put off by his manner.
Robert Duvall as Walter
Richard Harris as Frank
Shirley MacLaine as Helen Cooney
Sandra Bullock as Elaine
Piper Laurie as Georgia
The film received mixed reviews from critics, as it currently holds a rating of 57% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 21 reviews.