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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 ...
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Mr. Winchell the Assessor
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Leopold Doppler, Manager of Orpheum Theater
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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
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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 (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 »

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The movie is supposed to be set in 1940, but when the kids ride their bikes through the industrial part of town in one scene they pass a parked 1951 Packard 200 on the left side of the screen. 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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Great Family movie!
28 April 2000 | by (Mississippi) – 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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