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Folks! (1992)

 -  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
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Steve
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Howard (as John McCormack)
Peter Burns ...
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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Goofs

Boat in the background when Jon is standing in front of a window at his sister's place. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Harry: I'm happy.
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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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Just leave your brain at the door and have a good laugh
21 October 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This was one of Don Ameche's last films and he gives a great performance. This man was truly one of Hollywood's "greats" and I am so happy that he was finally recognized with that Oscar for Cocoon after such a long spell of being forgotten. I had a lot of guilty laughs watching this film. Some people might say that it is in poor taste because his character suffers from Alzhiemers (in the film they call it senile dementia). Just leave your brain at the beginning of the film and have a good time. Tom Selleck obviously went through a lot of pain making this film (ha ha). You should have a few guilty laughs at this as well. Wendy Crewson is wonderful as his understanding wife. This film may be the intellectual equivalent of a MacDonald's cheeseburger, but just watch it and have a good laugh!


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