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The In-Laws (1979)

On the eve of their children's marriage, NYC in-laws Sheldon Kornpett and Vince Ricardo embark on a series of misadventures involving the CIA, the Treasury Department and Central American dictators.

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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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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Decades before Peter Falk played the part of a CIA agent, and well before he decided to become an actor, he applied for a job at the CIA (during the "Red Scare" era brought about by Joseph McCarthy). Falk managed to get an interview with the agency, but his interviewer told him that one of the schools he went to, the New School for Social Research, had a "pinkish" reputation, and that because Falk once was a member of the "communist-dominated" Marine Cooks and Stewards Union, he not only couldn't work for the CIA, but wouldn't find work anywhere in Washington. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase in Tijada, the same cars are used repeatedly in different shots. For example, they pass the same gray pickup truck three different times and the same yellow sedan three times. See more »

Quotes

Sheldon: I've only had four women in my life. Two of them, my wife!
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Referenced in Man on the Moon (1999) 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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