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Andrew Bergman (written by)
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Release Date:
12 September 1979 (France) See more »
Tagline:
The FIRST Certified Crazy Person's Comedy. See more »
Plot:
In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Falk ... Vince Ricardo

Alan Arkin ... Sheldon Kornpett

Richard Libertini ... General Garcia

Nancy Dussault ... Carol Kornpett

Penny Peyser ... Barbara Kornpett

Arlene Golonka ... Jean Ricardo

Michael Lembeck ... Tommy Ricardo

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

Ed Begley Jr. ... Barry Lutz
Sammy Smith ... Mr. Hirschorn

James Hong ... Bing Wong
Barbara Dana ... Bank Teller
Rozsika Halmos ... Mrs. Adelman
Álvaro Carcaño ... Edgardo (as Alvaro Carcano)
Jorge Zepeda ... Carlos

Sergio Calderón ... Alfonso (as Sergio Calderon)

David Paymer ... Cab Driver
Kent Williams ... Ski Mask
John Hancock ... T Man #1

John Finnegan ... Deliveryman #1
Brass Adams ... Deliveryman #2
Eduardo Noriega ... Senator Jesus Braunschweiger
Danny Kwan ... Billy Wong
Maurice Sneed ... Paint Boy

Rosanna DeSoto ... Evita (as Rosana Soto)
Jim Goodwin ... Guard
Mitchell Group ... Second Guard
Carmen Dragon ... Carmen Dragon
Peter Miller ... Bank Manager
Hanna King ... Vicki
Dick Wieand ... Al
Carlos Montalbo ... Lieutenant
Tom Degidon ... Bartender
Tony DiFalco ... T Man #2 (as Tony Di Falco)
John Daheim ... T Man #3 (as John Day)

Art Evans ... Driver
John Hostetter ... Workman
Bill Houston ... Officer
Terry Bolo ... Ad Lib #1
Drew Michaels ... Ad Lib #2
Judith Garwood ... Ad Lib #3
Ellen Clark ... Ad Lib #4

Directed by
Arthur Hiller 
 
Writing credits
Andrew Bergman (written by)

Produced by
Alan Arkin .... executive producer
Arthur Hiller .... producer
William Sackheim .... producer
Dorothy Wilde .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Morris 
 
Cinematography by
David M. Walsh (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Swink  (as Robert E. Swink)
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
 
Production Design by
Pato Guzman 
 
Set Decoration by
Ernie Bishop 
Robert De Vestel 
 
Makeup Department
Del Armstrong .... makeup artist
Mark Busson .... makeup artist
Francine Haendiges .... hair stylist
Dione Taylor .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
David Silver .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carole Keligian .... assistant director trainee
John T. Kretchmer .... second assistant director (as John Kretchmer)
Jack Roe .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Sidney H. Greenwood .... property master (as Syd Greenwood)
Michael J. Smith .... construction coordinator (as Michael Smith)
Stan Cockerell .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Richard M. Kristy .... lead man (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Clint Althouse .... boom man
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Jost .... sound mixer
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound re-recording mixer
Sam F. Shaw .... sound effects editor (as Sam Shaw)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Jerry Jacobson .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Milt Rice .... special effects
Tony Parmelee .... special effects (uncredited)
Kevin Pike .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunt (as Bennie Dobbins)
Chris Howell .... stunt
John Hudkins .... stunt
Gray Johnson .... stunt
Mike Johnson .... stunt
John Moio .... stunt
Rick Sawaya .... stunt
Jerry Summers .... stunt (as Jerry Sommers)
Chuck Waters .... stunt
Phil Chong .... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric D. Andersen .... camera operator (as Eric Andersen)
Jack Gereghty .... still photographer
Norman Harris .... gaffer
Ron Kenyon .... best boy
Richard Moran .... key grip
Johnny Walker .... first assistant cameraman (as John Walker)
Robert Seaman .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John A. Anderson .... costume supervisor (as John Anderson)
Phyllis Garr .... costumer: women
 
Editorial Department
Dennis Wooley .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Jerry MacDonald .... music editor (as Jerry Macdonald)
William Sackheim .... choral supervisor (as Bill Sackheim)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Joel Marrow .... transportation coordinator
John M. Woodward .... transportation captain (as John Woodward)
Bobby Marsh .... driver (uncredited)
Joseph Sullivan .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Phyllis Gardner .... unit publicist
Florence Luneau .... secretary to producer
Paul Pav .... location manager
Don Record .... title design
Dolores Rubin .... script supervisor (as Dolores Levin)
Lee Stitch .... production secretary
Brenda White .... secretary to director
 
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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, Falk applied for a job at the CIA (during the McCarthy era). Falk managed to get an interview with the CIA, 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:
Continuity: 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!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Buffalo GalsSee more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A classic of American comedy., 30 June 2004
Author: Jamie Meyer

This is truly one of the most under-appreciated comedies of all time. Peter Falk and Alan Arkin are magnificent. It was shamed by the abhorrent re-make/re-visit of 2003. Don't judge this original by that pathetic after birth. Two scenes stand out as 'need to see.' The first meeting between Falk and Arkin and the subsequent dinner has many a classic line, 'Beaks? The flies had beaks?' and 'There's tremendous red-tape in the bush.' The landing in Tihara and the car chase that follows including the famous 'Serpentine!' sequence makes me laugh out loud with every viewing. 'They make a chicken sandwich. They heat it up, serve it on a hard roll, with orange juice or pineapple juice, y'know grande, a big one. And coffee. Espresso with that wonderful foam. Oh Jesus Pigs!'

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, treat yourself to this classic. If you like Monty Python, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and the like, you will absolutely enjoy The In Laws.

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