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

Quotes

Jon: You're not gonna kill yourself. I'll kill you if you kill yourself.
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GRAVEL ROAD
Performed by Magic Slim and The Teardrops
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Forget Leonard Maltin!
25 February 2000 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Forget Leonard Maltin's comments. I can't remember when I laughed so hard. Sure, it's slapstick. There are plenty of cheap jokes and visual cheap shots. But there's just enough irony (McDonalds/McDonnel's) to make things interesting. An hour and a half of pure escapism and belly laughs.


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