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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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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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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

Alan Arkin came up with the idea for the firing squad to sing "Trees." See more »

Goofs

At the start of the film the agency that prints currency is correctly identified as the BEP. But for the remainder of the film the action centers on stealing printing plates from the Mint, which only manufactures coins. See more »

Quotes

Vince Ricardo: Serpentine Shelly. Serpentine!
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Connections

Referenced in Bob's Burgers: Sacred Cow (2011) See more »

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Buffalo Gals
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Written by William Cool White
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One of my all time favorite comedies!
19 June 2003 | by (OH.) – See all my reviews

I'm a big Peter Falk fan, so I watched this movie because he was in it. I was in for quite a surprise. It has quickly become one of my favorite comedies of all. Peter Falk and Alan Arkin are a perfect pair. The great thing about this movie is that it seems to invent itself as it goes along. The movie isn't following any type of formula, it's making itself up as it goes along, or so it seems. Very funny. My rating: 10


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