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Promotional poster
Directed by Peter Yates
Produced by Robert W. Cort
Ted Field
Scott Kroopf
Written by Max Apple
Stephen Metcalfe
Starring Peter Falk
D. B. Sweeney
Julianne Moore
Jan Rubes
Frankie Faison
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography Mike Southon
Editing by Seth Flaum
John Tintori
Distributed by Hollywood Pictures
Release date(s) March 3, 1995 (1995-03-03)
Running time 108 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $22 million

Roommates is a 1995 film, starring Peter Falk, D. B. Sweeney and Julianne Moore, directed by Peter Yates. The original music score was composed by Elmer Bernstein. The film was marketed with the tagline "Some people talk. Some people listen. When you're 107 and going strong, you do whatever you want." It was filmed in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Rocky Holzcek is a cantankerous 76-year-old Polish-American baker who insists, despite relatives' protests, upon adopting his young grandson Michael when the boy's parents pass away. Twenty years later, Michael is a medical student who's forced to take his still-spry grandfather when the old man is evicted from his apartment building. Although the crusty, outspoken Rocky gets along with his Chinese college roommates, he is less enthused about his grandson's girlfriend, Beth. Eventually, Michael and Beth marry, move away and have children, while Rocky continues working as a baker, passing the age of 100. When a tragedy befalls Michael and his kids, the old man once again comes to his grandson's rescue, but even a force of nature like Rocky can't last forever.

Main cast

Actor Role
Peter Falk Rocky Holzeck
D. B. Sweeney Michael Holzcek
Julianne Moore Beth Holzeck
Ellen Burstyn Judith
Jan Rubes Bolek Krupa
Ernie Sabella Stash
John Cunningham Burt Shook
Frankie Faison Professor Martin
Raymond K. Wong Deng

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