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Folks! (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 1 May 1992 (USA)
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)
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Maggie (as Margaret Murphy)
Joseph Miller ...
Jerry
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Howard (as John McCormack)
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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Mildred's dialogue in the bar scene. See more »

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JerrySteve: Hi, Uncle Jon.
Arlene Setters: Jon! My dear little brother, we missed you. So I just thought me and the boys would come up and stay for a while with you and your lovely family.
Jerry: Let's cut the bullshit. We need a place to live, she ran out of alimony.
Steve: And the asshole with the boat ran out on her.
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Spoofs Rain Man (1988) See more »

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Gravel Road
Performed by Magic Slim and the Teardrops
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One of the top ten funniest movies ever.
26 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Poor Tom Selleck's character provides the viewer with an endless string of laughs (and groans). His relationship with his parents is one that almost everyone can identify with in a loving, but humorous way. Throughout the movie there are funny events that I can see coming but am helpless to warn Selleck about. Also, there are several twists and turns that delight the viewer. All in all, a great comedy.


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