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Son in Law (1993)

 -  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)  »

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En svärson på halsen  »

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$36,448,200 (USA)
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Trivia

Travis was originally named Chad but was changed when shooting began. See more »

Goofs

While Becca is speaking to the employee in the tattoo parlor, the location of the tear-drop tattoos on the employee's face changes from side to side between cuts. See more »

Quotes

Zack: Maybe now's a good time to talk about the rules in my room.
Crawl: Rules?
Zack: Rule number 1: Don't touch anything.
Crawl: And what's rule number 2?
Zack: There's only one rule. Don't touch anything!
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References Green Acres (1965) 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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