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Folks! (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 1 May 1992 (USA)
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A slightly self absorbed yuppie takes in his parents including his senile father, after their home burns down. But his personal and professional life fall apart soon after.

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Jon Aldrich
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Harry Aldrich
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Mildred Aldrich
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Arlene Aldrich
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Audrey Aldrich
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Ed
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Fred
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Kevin (as Kevin Timothy Chevalia)
Maggie Murphy ...
Maggie (as Margaret Murphy)
Joseph Miller ...
Jerry
T.J. Parish ...
Steve
J. Patrick McCormack ...
Howard (as John McCormack)
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Another Trader
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Chicago Taxi Driver
Jackye Roberts ...
Gail
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Jon has it all, great job, beautiful wife and kids, and a dream house. But when his father, who is a little senile, burns his house trailer down while his mother is in the hospital, Jon brings his parents to live with him. Soon his wife goes home to mother, he's fired for suspicion of insider trading, his sister and her unruly kids get booted out by her boyfriend, and moves in, he's about to be evicted, and his assets are frozen. How could things get any worse? Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Jon Aldrich is about to come face to face with the most terrifying force known to man... His parents.

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Rated PG-13 for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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1 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Cómo sobrevivir a la familia  »

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$6,132,924 (USA)
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John calls Ed a "backstabbing pig" when he finds out that the FBI has closed down the place where he works. However, it looks like "pig" replaced "prick" in post production to gain a PG-13 rating. See more »

Quotes

[in a hospital]
Jon: You let your patients smoke in here?
Head Nurse: Honey, they all gonna die of something sooner or later.
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References Cocoon (1985) See more »

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Gravel Road
Performed by Magic Slim and the Teardrops
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Underated Comedy Gem
24 March 2004 | by (Bay Area, California) – See all my reviews

I first saw Folks (1992) back in 1992 as a rental. I liked Tom Sellick and Don Ameche but did not know what to expect. Me and my brother sat down to watch and we didn't stop laughing until the credits rolled. I don't know if it was that funny or if I could just Identify with Tom Sellicks character. This is one of those movies that you either find uterlly hilarious or you just don't get it. In fact I recomended it to my cusin and he didn't like it or get it. You see I have older parents and I think you have to have some experience with older people or live with older parents to get this movie, without that experience you probably won't find this movie very funny. Tom Sellick was awsome as was Don Ameche and Anne Jackson as his parents. Everybody was perfectly cast. In fact I might say that it contains the greatest casting job ever done. Ted Kotcheff directed this comic masterpiece and props go out to Robert Klane for the great story and characters. I always watch this movie when it comes on television and laugh my arse off every time. Thanks for the great comedy we need them.


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