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Meet the Parents (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 6 October 2000 (USA)
Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.

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A Jewish male nurse plans to ask his live-in girl friend to marry him. However, he learns that her strict father expects to be asked for his daughter's hand before she can accept. Thus begins the visit from Hell as the two travel to meet Mom and Dad, who turns out to be former CIA with a lie detector in the basement. Coincidentally, a sister also has announced her wedding to a young doctor. Of course everything that can go wrong, does, including the disappearance of Dad's beloved Himalayan cat, Jinxie. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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First comes love. Then comes the interrogation. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug references and language | See all certifications »

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La familia de mi novia  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,623,300 (USA) (6 October 2000)

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$166,225,040 (USA) (23 March 2001)
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Trivia

Julia Stiles auditioned for the part of Pam, but dropped out due to filming 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). See more »

Goofs

When Greg jumps through the window after starting the fire in the yard, he breaks a window. In the next scene that shows the window, the window is in tact. See more »

Quotes

[Jack's Poem]
Jack Byrnes: "My Mother", by Jack Byrnes. You gave me life / You gave me milk / You gave me courage / Your name was Angela / The angel from Heaven / But you were also an angel of God / And He needed you, too / Selfishly I tried to keep you here / While the cancer ate away your organs, / Like an unstoppable rebel force / But I couldn't save you / and I shall see your face nevermore, nevermore, nevermore / Until we meet in heaven.
Pam Byrnes: Dad, that's beautiful.
Dina Byrnes: It always gets me.
Greg Focker: That's amazing, so much ...
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Crazy Credits

During the opening logos, the singers in the theme music are lyrically commenting "Look at the light coming out of the earth" during the Universal logo, and "Look at the boy sitting on the moon" during the Dreamworks logo. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.80 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Poor Me
Written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Fats Domino) and David Bartholomew (as Dave Bartholomew)
Performed by Randy Newman
Randy Newman appears courtesy of DreamWorks Records
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Great!!!
29 August 2002 | by (US) – See all my reviews

I thought this was an excellent comedy...from start to finish. Any man or women who has had "rough" in-laws, or "soon-to-be" in-laws can probably relate to Greg's plight.....and to comments of 9/11...I suppose MASH shouldn't have been made (wars are NOT funny) and Cheers was disgusting with all the alcoholics we have roaming this planet .... sheesh.....lighten up!!!


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