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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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Comedy | Romance

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

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6 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La familia de mi novia  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,623,300 (USA) (8 October 2000)

Gross:

$166,244,045 (USA) (29 March 2001)
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Trivia

Eight years earlier, Ben Stiller parodied Robert De Niro's performance as Max Cady in Cape Fear (1991) on The Ben Stiller Show (1992). See more »

Goofs

Greg's chair changes from being side ways as he stands up to get the wine from the refrigerator and when the shot is shown while Greg is not at the table, the chair is straight. See more »

Quotes

Jack Byrnes: Greg, nobody's expecting much out of you so if I set you up with the ball, you think you could jump up and spike it?
Greg Focker: Yeah. I'd have to be pretty high, but yeah.
Jack Byrnes: I bet you would, Panama Red.
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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

Referenced in My Wife and Kids: Meet the Parents (2003) See more »

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Shada Boxa
Written and Performed by Pete Stringfellow and Jason Beltz
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/Master Source
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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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