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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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Cast

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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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Storyline

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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The FIRST Certified Crazy Person's Comedy. 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

Andrew Bergman got the idea for the serpentine routine from a football player he knew in college. See more »

Goofs

When Barbara is talking to her father in her nightgown, her sleeves are pushed up. But in the shot of her holding her mother's hand, her sleeves are down. See more »

Quotes

Sheldon: I've only had four women in my life. Two of them, my wife!
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Referenced in Hole in One (2009) 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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