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66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys him, and he disapproves of the man his daughter is about to marry. When his wife suddenly dies, he sets out to postpone the imminent marriage of his daughter to a man he doesn't like, while coping with discoveries about his late wife and himself in the process.

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  1. Alexander Payne

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Louis Begley


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  1. Jack Nicholson

    Jack Nicholson

    Warren R. Schmidt

  2. Kathy Bates

    Kathy Bates

    Roberta Hertzel

  3. Hope Davis

    Hope Davis

    Jeannie Schmidt

  4. Dermot Mulroney

    Dermot Mulroney

    Randall Hertzel

  5. June Squibb

    June Squibb

    Helen Schmidt

  6. Howard Hesseman

    Howard Hesseman

    Larry Hertzel

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 5m

Budget $30,000,000.00

Revenue $105,834,556.00

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Release Information

  • December 13, 2002
    R, Theatrical



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