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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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Mo (as Paul Lawrence Smith)
Carmine Caridi ...
Angie
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Zwei in Teufels Küche  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,200,000
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Trivia

When Vince is getting directions to meet the general, the streets include "United Fruit Boulevard," a reference to the US company that historically dominated much of Central America--economically and politically--and gave rise to the expression "a banana republic." See more »

Goofs

The Wong Airlines plane Ricardo and Kornpett fly to Tijada has two round windows on each side, but in one dimly lit nighttime stock shot it can be seen to have grown much larger, with four round windows along the side. See more »

Quotes

Vince Ricardo: You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.14 (2012) 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 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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