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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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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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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meet the Fokkers  »

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


Robert De Niro says that Gregg's "son" looks like a young latino Marlon Brando. Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando both played the role of Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather franchise See more »


When Greg is by the awards that Roz and Bernie have displayed for him in the kitchen (Bernie is at the island in the kitchen), the name on the plaque is clearly spelled Gaylorck Focker instead of Gaylord Focker. See more »


[Bernie is laying under the RV to prevent Jack from leaving]
Jack Byrnes: Bernie, get out from under the car or I will run you over!
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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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User Reviews

Very Hilarious Sequel – Be Ready for a Non-Stop Laughing Mode
11 November 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In this very hilarious sequel, Gaylord Myron Focker (Ben Stiller), his pregnant fiancée Pamela Byrnes (Teri Polo), his future father-in-law and retired CIA agent Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and his future mother-in-law Dina Byrnes (Blythe Danner) travel to Florida to visit Greg's parents, Bernie Focker (Dustin Hoffman) and the sex-therapist Roz Focker (Barbra Streisand). The dispute between the "Focker-ized" and very "Zen" family and the rigid and paranoid Jack Byrnes made me burst in a "non-stop laughing" mode not only along the movie, but also after, recalling the funny scenes and gags. The talent of Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro as comedians is very well-known by the audiences, but Dustin Hoffman surprised me how funny he is. Barbra Streisand is also excellent, and the jokes with the English word "Focker" are great. For my surprise, there are IMDb users that hated this movie, probably bitter people without sense of humor that unfortunately we stumble in our lives. If the reader of my simple review wants to laugh, see this movie. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Entrando Numa Fria Maior Ainda" (a slang, that means "Getting into a Bigger Trouble")

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