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Son in Law (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 July 1993 (USA)
Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town.

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Country girl Rebecca begins college in Los Angeles. There she meets Crawl, a student who is crazy, unpredictable and wild. During the holidays she brings him with her home. Her parents have never seen anything like him and are shocked when Rebecca tells them that they are engaged to be married. Two different worlds collide... Written by Anonymous

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He's a relative nightmare.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for elements of sensuality | See all certifications »

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2 July 1993 (USA)  »

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$36,448,200 (USA)
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In his review of this film on the television show "Siskel and Ebert" film critic Gene Siskel said he would rather watch comedian Andrew Dice Clay in a 90 minute movie rather than a 90 minute movie with Pauly Shore. Ironically, Clay would go on to do an unbilled cameo in another Shore movie "Jury Duty" (1995) playing Shore's uncle. That film was also unanimously panned by Siskel and his colleauge Roger Ebert. See more »

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When Crawl is caught in the barn and chases Rebecca into the house, Mrs. Warren hasn't started cooking the turkey yet. Crawl then leaves and is picked up by Tracy and shortly after that, Mrs. Warren is serving the turkey. See more »

Quotes

Zack: Speaking of freaks. Hey! How's it going?
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Referenced in Family Guy: Screwed the Pooch (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Overture to Don Pasquale
by Gaetano Donizetti (as Donizetti)
Arranged by Charlotte Georg (as Lee Ashley)
Courtesy of Ole Georg/Capitol Production Music
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"Cheek chillers. You likes?"
12 December 2006 | by (Godalming, Surrey) – See all my reviews

Despite myself, I really kinda like this movie. Pauley Shore is invariably laugh-out-loud funny, and here is no exception. He is just excellent at playing the weirdo with a heart of gold.

His performance in this, although nothing out of the ordinary for him, is so good, it seems to lift other cast members' performances. Perhaps this is because he's the kind of guy it's easy to bounce off of.

The clichés about country life in this movie are hilarious and the way Shore's "city boy", Crawl is so at odds with the way of life, is funny too, but it's not only he who's a fish out of water; comedy also comes from the fact, that to any "ordinary" person or people, Crawl is a freakish nightmare of a person. That's why this movie works in such a great way: we love Crawl, he's a breath of fresh air, but we can also sympathise with the Warners. He is one hell of a culture shock.

Although this movie is classic Pauley Shore, so there's no great brain power needed to enjoy the movie, enjoy it you do, and there's even a "never judge a book by it's cover" type moral here somewhere. Not bad, not bad at all.


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