I don't know if you've heard this yet, but there's a remake scheduled to be released Summer 2009. Notable actors include. James Gandolfini, Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro.
Geez - this takes me WAY back. Was always a Walter Mathau fan (love the Grumpy Old Men series).
I remember when the film first came out - iot arrived without much hooplah. But I loved it for exactly the same reasons you did - was an interesting movie from beginning to end, and the ending was great...
I, too, give it a thumbs up!!!
sounds interesting. i may have to watch this one.
I think this is one of the best movies I've seen in a while. With one eye, it was almost a cheesefest but with the other eye it hung together and offered new turns on old lessons that while asking the audience to stretch it's credibility limits, had the nuts to not take itself so seriously that it unraveled.
I own maybe 10 or 12 movies, but I'll look to buy this one.