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Gen. Garcia
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Carol Kornpett
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Barbara Kornpett
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Jean Ricardo
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Mo (as Paul Lawrence Smith)
Carmine Caridi ...
Angie
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Barry Lutz
Sammy Smith ...
Mr. Hirschorn
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Bing Wong
Barbara Dana ...
Bank Teller
Rozsika Halmos ...
Mrs. Adelman
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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While the Father of the Bride was extracting a molar from Mrs. Cohen, the Father of the Groom was extracting $20 Million from the U.S. Mint. And this was only the beginning. See more »


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12 September 1979 (France)  »

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Zwei in Teufels Küche  »

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When Vince is in the taxi heading to his office, there's a cigarette ad with Peter Falk as "Columbo". See more »

Goofs

There are continuity errors while Ricardo and Kornpett get in and out of Senator Jesus Braunschweiger's Mercedes. While searching for the keys, the rear passenger window is shot out. In the next scene, they exit the driver's side door, but the window is restored. Later, while driving away from the airport, the rear window is shot out in two places, although there is only one rifle shot heard. In a later shot, as the car drives away, the rear window is mostly removed instead of the two holes shot out earlier. See more »

Quotes

Vince Ricardo: Son, do you remember when we used to play ball on Nagle Avenue?
Tommy: No dad, we talked about playing ball on Nagle Avenue, but we never did.
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Remade as The In-Laws (2003) See more »

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Buffalo Gals
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Written by William Cool White
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One of the funniest films ever made
27 December 2000 | by (Commack, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

This may be one the most underrated comedies ever made. This movie has made me laugh out loud each of the many times I have seen it. One of the things that makes it really special, however, is that this would be a good movie even if it never had a funny line. The reason is that it is simply a great story. The plot is full of twists and turns, and leaves you surprised at the end. This alone would make this movie a "7." Add the numerous laughs, and this movie becomes an undenible "10."


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