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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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Christian Culkin ...
Al Mancini ...
Zudoc, The Old Man's fishing buddy
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The Old Man's fishing buddy
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Mr. Winchell the Assessor
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Pulaski, Shopkeeper
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Emil Bumpus
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Lug Ditka (as Whitby Hertford)
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Flick
David Zahorsky ...
Schwartz
Darwyn Swalve ...
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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Comedy | Family

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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
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Plans for a sequel to A Christmas Story (1983) began as early as December 1984. As such, the original cast was set to reprise their roles. When the film was finally made nearly a decade later, the only cast member retained from the first film was Tedde Moore, who plays Miss Shields (that is, outside of Jean Shepherd narrating as an adult Ralphie). See more »

Goofs

In the gravy boat riot sequence, Orpheum Theater Manager Leopold Doppler announces that part of the movie bill is a documentary on the exports of Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur is a city, not a country; it was the capital of the British colony of Malaya (now known as Malayasia). The major trading port in the region was Singapore. See more »

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Ralph 'Ralphie' Parker: [over a badly distorted P.A] ... This is J. Edgar Hoover... Junior!
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Great Family movie!
28 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

"It Runs in the Family" is a great movie for the whole family! It is one of the cutest films I've ever seen! It's right up there with "Stand by Me" and "A Christmas Story." It's the kind of movie that give you a warm feeling, yet it's very entertaining. The Culkin brothers do a great job in my opinion, and Mary Steenburgen is a gem as always. If you're looking for a movie that will make you laugh, and maybe even bring back great childhood memories, this is definitely the movie for you!


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