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It Runs in the Family (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  23 September 1994 (USA)
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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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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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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  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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

When Leopold Doppler (Glenn Shadix) is being pelted by the gravy boats, he shouts "Rosebud" from Citizen Kane and "Top of the World, Ma!" from White Heat. However neither of these films were released at the time the movie was supposed to take place, the summer of 1940. 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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Follows Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (1988) See more »

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Another poor sequel
26 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like most people I love "A Christmas Story". I had never even heard of this film and perhaps for good reason--it is awful. Same locale, same narrator, same director but the warm fuzziness of the original was lacking. Charles Grodin was a poor choice to replace Darrin McGavin but I cannot imagine anyone being able to replace him. The story seems forced and lacks the sweetness of the original. The interaction with the neighbors, the Bumpuses, is ridiculous. In "A Christmas Story" Ralphie's obsession with the BB gun seems cute but his obsession in this movie is boring. Scud Farkus, the original neighborhood bully, is replaced in this film by yet another kid with braces and a weird hat but with little of the Scud Farkus menacing appeal. It would be pretty difficult to equal the original, even if this movie had been made with the original crew.


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