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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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The Old Man's fishing buddy
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Mr. Winchell the Assessor
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Pulaski, Shopkeeper
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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

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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)

Gross:

$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

When the gravy boats are being thrown at the theater, they make sounds as if shattering on the floor but are obviously bouncing and intact. See more »

Quotes

Ralph as an Adult: The Old Man was having the time of his life being miserable. It was what he did best.
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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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