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Son in Law (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  2 July 1993 (USA)
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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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Rated PG-13 for elements of sensuality | See all certifications »

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2 July 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

En svärson på halsen  »

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$36,448,200 (USA)

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Crawl was originally named Snake in the first draft of the script. See more »


In the scene towards the end right after Travis leaves, Zack is holding up his right fist and making hand gestures after Tracy sits down next to him. The camera cuts to a different area of the room, but when it goes back to Zack, he is making the hand gestures with his left fist instead. See more »


Walter Warner Sr.: Travis, it really tweaks my melon, to see a buff bro like Crawl here, get weezed on by a greasy scumbag like you. So you just chill.
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cute, fun movie
16 January 2001 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

I didn't expect much when I decided to watch this movie, so I was surprised to find myself thoroughly enjoying it. A couple of scenes had me laughing almost uncontrollably. The characters were engaging (no pun intended); however, the story is predictable. The fun of it comes from watching Crawl (Shore's character), a ditzy-yet-wise California dude a country college girl brings home for Thanksgiving, trying in his awkward (yet endearing) way to fit in to their lifestyle. I was also surprised that in all this there was a message. If you have a chance, see this movie!

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