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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Aldrich
Harry Aldrich
Mildred Aldrich
Arlene Aldrich
Audrey Aldrich
Kevin (as Kevin Timothy Chevalia)
Maggie Murphy ...
Maggie (as Margaret Murphy)
Joseph Miller ...
T.J. Parish ...
Howard (as John McCormack)
Another Trader
Chicago Taxi Driver
Jackye Roberts ...


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 <>

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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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Release Date:

1 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


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24 July 2003 | by (CA) – See all my reviews

This is a satirical look at a behind-the-scenes view of Tom Selleck playing a had-it-all stockbroker who loses it all. It has a black satire view of Alzheimer's but political correctness aside - it is one of the funniest movies of Selleck's that I have seen!!! I loved Don Ameche and Anne Jackson who were perfect as his parents and they deliver some of the best one-liners I can remember. If you liked the quirkiness of "HAROLD & MAUDE" or "the HOSPITAL" with George C. Scott or "WHERE'S PAPA?" with George Segal - this movie is just for you!!! I just wish it would be released on DVD as my VHS copy is getting a lot of play from being loaned to others who have never seen it.

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