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It Runs in the Family (1994)

It is now summer in the Parker family and the usual number of events is happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully, the Old ... See full summary »

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(novels) (as J. Shepherd), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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Christian Culkin ...
Al Mancini ...
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The Old Man's fishing buddy
Roy Brocksmith ...
Mr. Winchell the Assessor
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Pulaski, Shopkeeper
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Emil Bumpus
Tedde Moore ...
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Lug Ditka (as Whitby Hertford)
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David Zahorsky ...
Darwyn Swalve ...
Big Dickie Bumpus
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Storyline

It is now summer in the Parker family and the usual number of events is happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully, the Old Man is in battle with their hillbilly neighbors (the Bumpuses) while eagerly awaiting the discovery of the perfect fishing spot, and Mother is attempting to collect all of the pieces of a glass china set at a local movie theater. Written by Richard Webner

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and racy drawings | See all certifications »
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23 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

My Summer Story  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$70,936 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"My Summer Story" was intended to be the film's original title before MGM, presumably fearing unfair comparisons to A Christmas Story (1983), retitled it to disassociate it from its predecessor. By the time the film reached video, it reverted back to its former title. See more »

Goofs

When Big Dickie is ripping the wood porch off the house, in one shot the stairs are attached to the deck, and then in the next shot they are already on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Randy Parker: I wanna go on the rides, I wanna go on the rides, I wanna go on the rides.
The Old Man: You'll just get sick again.
Randy Parker: I wanna get sick, I wanna get sick, I wanna get sick.
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Connections

References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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Much better than I remembered.
3 January 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This film was excellent! While some may argue that it is not up to par with "A Christmas Story" it is definately a good and faithful sequel. Unfortunately none of the same cast (probably because all the child actors were now too old) but still great acting all around. The story is awesome, and the narration classic! One to definately check out. 8/10.


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