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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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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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Trivia

Tedde Moore, who plays Miss Shields, is the only person from A Christmas Story (1983) to reprise her role for the sequel (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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The Old Man: Women! You can't live with 'em - and you can't live with 'em!
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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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Silly, but good
20 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The prequel -A Christmas Story- will live on as a classic. But this follow up wasn't too bad. I thought it was cute. The dish give-away, the property taxes, the gypsy tent....it's worth seeing. Charles Grodin wouldn't have been my first choice to play the 'old man' but it works, I suppose. The scenes with the next door neighbors will have you laughing for a LONG time. It may be a little hard to watch at first, especially considering most of us are used to the original cast. But it's a memorable movie. Hard to find on VHS or DVD, but I'm still looking. I don't think my collection will be complete until I have it. Anyone who remembers their mother collecting stamps for gravy boats will have a few nostalgic moments here, too.


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