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Meet the Fockers (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  22 December 2004 (USA)
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All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time.

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Storyline

Having given permission to male nurse Greg Focker to marry his daughter, ex-CIA man Jack Byrnes and his wife travel to Miami to Greg's parents, who this time around are Mr. and Mrs. Focker, who are as different from them as can be. As asked in the first movie, what sort of people name their son Gaylord M. Focker? Written by Uber Minion

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Misery loves family. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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22 December 2004 (USA)  »

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Meet the Fokkers  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,908,934 (Australia) (24 December 2004)

Gross:

$279,167,575 (USA) (29 April 2005)
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Trivia

The motion picture association would not allow the the name "Fockers" to be on posters or part of the main title unless they could prove somewhere in America that there was in fact someone with the real last name "Focker". Apparently they found it, because the movie was granted the name "Meet the Fockers" by the MPAA. See more »

Goofs

When Bernie goes to kick Jack, his foot swings past him to the right to hit Greg, but in the just previous shot Greg is standing the other side of Jack, so Bernie would have hit him first anyway. See more »

Quotes

Roz Focker: Tell me, what's going on with that man of yours?
Dina Byrnes: Well, Jack's always been a little wound up. His job is very stressful.
Roz Focker: Being a florist is stressful?
Dina Byrnes: There's more to it than people think.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, Jack is seen watching the tapings of his secret camera, this was also done in the first movie when he watched Greg, this time he sees all of the Fockers in the camera. Also, this time, Greg realizes he's on-camera, and he has some fun at Jack's expense before revealing he's onto the surveillance. See more »

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References Lassie Come Home (1943) See more »

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Puff, the Lagic Dragon
Written by Peter Yarrow and Lonny Lipton
Tune played by Robert De Niro's camper horn
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Not as good as the original, but its' still a satisfying sequel!
19 December 2004 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

MEET THE FOCKERS made me laugh a lot. It probably has more laughs than the original, but the laughs aren't as big or as fresh or as subtle. And as sequels go, it contains many scenes that are mere variations of the original: the dinner gone wrong, the sports competition gone wrong, the pet gone wrong, the Owen Wilson cameo, the "focker" puns, etc. But many of the variations are quite inspired. Thanks to the terrific cast. De Niro, Stiller, Hoffman and Streisand all look like they're having a great time. Each is given a scene or two to really shine; De Niro and Hoffman fare the best. A child actor's also been added to the cast, and he's a scene-stealer. I just wish Blythe Danner (Mrs. Byrnes) and Teri Polo (Pam Focker) were given more to do. But, as entertaining as I thought the movie was, expect many critics to be turned off or pretend to be turned off by the numerous toilet jokes. I say, flock 'em!


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