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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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Tracy (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)
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Horace
Troy Shire ...
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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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En svärson på halsen  »

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$36,448,200 (USA)
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A poster of Billy Ray Cyrus from his debut 1992 album "Some Gave All" can be seen on Rebecca's wall in her room. See more »

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When Crawl and Rebecca first meet, he videotapes her from the door to her dorm room. In the following shot, we see a black-and-white shot from the point of view of his camera. Not only does it come from a significantly different location in the room, but also, Rebecca is looking well offscreen when she should be looking directly into the camera. See more »

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Walter Warner Sr.: [about getting CPR again from Crawl] If I had to choose between dying and him kissing me, I'd rather die.
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Referenced in The Comix Scrutinizer: Psycho Comics #1 (2015) See more »

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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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Funny, offbeat movie with a real message, 7 of 10.
17 July 2000 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

Before I saw "Son In Law" I only had a vague idea who Pauly Shore was. Now I know. He is a superb comedic actor. In this movie he plays "Crawl", an upperclassman dorm counselor, who is a bit eccentric. He meets freshman "Becka" from South Dakota and they become fast friends. He helps her break out of her small town mold. In a Thanksgiving visit to her parents' home, he pretends to be her fiancee to save her embarassment of a sort with an old boyfriend.

I loved two things about this movie. Pauly Shore and the comedic situations are the first. The second is the message. How generations of "men" had perpetrated the same offenses against each other, and "Crawl" helps them see a better way to treat each other. He gets Becka's mom also to feel "alive" again, and rekindles romance between the parents.

The whole movie is a fresh approach to comedy, is a joy to watch. I rate it a strong 7 of 10.


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