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The In-Laws (1979)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Crime  |  12 September 1979 (France)
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In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag... See full summary »

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General Garcia
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Carol Kornpett
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Barbara Kornpett
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Bank Teller
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Álvaro Carcaño ...
Edgardo (as Alvaro Carcano)
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In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag Sheldon into a series of chases and misadventures from New York to Central America. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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According to the audio commentary, Andrew Bergman said this was originally going to be a sequel to Freebie and the Bean (1974) which had starred Alan Arkin. See more »

Goofs

When Sheldon enters Vince's office to open the safe, he closes the office door behind him, but doesn't lock it. However, when the two hit men who were following him try to open the door, it is locked. See more »

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Sheldon: Please God, don't let me die on West 31st Street!
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Agua fria, agua fria!!
11 June 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Watched it again this weekend and laughed as hard - no, harder - than the previous 20 viewings! What is it about this movie? It gets FUNNIER every time. Oh sure, everyone comments here about the biggest laugh: Serpentine! Arguably one of the funniest in film history. But there are SO MANY great lines and moments: "There's no reason to shoot at me, I'm a dentist!" "Left turn at The General Garcia Toll Bridge...it's a fitting tribute general...yes, much better than a statue." "We have no blindfolds senor, we are a poor country." Vince: "from here on in it's very cut and dry." Shelley: "it's not cut. it's not dry." How about Shelley's expression as the general pours cold water into his own hand to calm down his agitated friend? And the airline safety instructions delivered by Billy (or is it Bing?) in Chinese. IT JUST GOES ON AND ON! Tell everyone you know, don't go see the remake - rent the original!


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