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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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Vince Ricardo
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Sheldon Kornpett
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General Garcia
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Carol Kornpett
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Barbara Kornpett
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Jean Ricardo
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Paul L. Smith ...
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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Film debut of David Paymer. See more »

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During the car chase in Tijada, when Vince is backing up, his left arm is out the car window in some shots, and inside in others. See more »

Quotes

Sheldon: Please God, don't let me die on West 31st Street!
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Referenced in Man on the Moon (1999) See more »

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Trees
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Lyrics by Joyce Kilmer
Music by Oscar Rasbach
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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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