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It Runs in the Family (1994)

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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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The Old Man's fishing buddy
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Mr. Winchell the Assessor
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Big Dickie Bumpus
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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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Rated PG for some mild language and racy drawings | See all certifications »
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23 September 1994 (USA)  »

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My Summer Story  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,936 (USA)
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"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

Cleveland's Terminal Tower skyscraper is clearly visible in the scene outside of the store where the boys buy a hand-painted top. There are no buildings this tall in NW Indiana. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Parker: Ralphie you are going to get it!
Ralph 'Ralphie' Parker: What did I do?
Mrs. Parker: Don't give me that you tied Randy's feet together!
Ralph 'Ralphie' Parker: Well he put his turtle in my oatmeal
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I love this movie!!!
6 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've watched this film several times and loved everything about it, especially the narration. Was disappointed that I couldn't find it on DVD, so I asked my buddy about it (a movie buff and pop culture freak who never saw it) but he only raved and raved about A Christmas Story which I had never seen.

Well, the special edition of Christmas was released, my buddy bought it, and invited me over.

Yeah, great film. Very cool. But the family that *I* fell in love with was the Summer Story cast! And here, I read comments of Christmas Story fans hating this sequel. Funny how that works out!!!

The good news is the DVD has been released recently, at a discount price, and it is still a great flick worth repeated viewings.

Charles Grodin is GREAT as The Old Man ("Son of a Bitch!" "F-I-S-H-!" and "War, Bumpus! This is war!"), Steenburgen is hilarious when she snaps at the Orpheum and gets arrested, Dick O'Neill as Pulaski ("I haven't got all day!") and the Culkin kids are fine as Ralphie and Randy.

Anyway, if you are a Baby Boomer, and enjoy nostalgic looks to our childhoods, BOTH films written by Jean Shepherd are MUST-SEE DVDs.


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