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And you thought your parents were embarrassing. See more »
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All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Robert De Niro ... Jack Byrnes

Ben Stiller ... Greg Focker

Dustin Hoffman ... Bernie Focker

Barbra Streisand ... Rozalin Focker

Blythe Danner ... Dina Byrnes

Teri Polo ... Pam Byrnes

Owen Wilson ... Kevin Rawley
Spencer Pickren ... Little Jack 'L.J.' Byrnes
Bradley Pickren ... Little Jack 'L.J.' Byrnes

Alanna Ubach ... Isabel Villalobos

Ray Santiago ... Jorge Villalobos

Tim Blake Nelson ... Officer LeFlore

Shelley Berman ... Judge Ira

Kali Rocha ... Flight Attendant

Dorie Barton ... Airline Clerk

Jack Plotnick ... Rent-a-Car Agent
Wayne Thomas Yorke ... Airport Security Guard
B.J. Hansen ... B.J.

J.P. Manoux ... Local Cop

Myra Turley ... Admitting Nurse
Vahe Bejan ... Gunther - Immigrant Man

Kathleen Gati ... Venka - Immigrant Woman

Angelo Tiffe ... Businessman
Kyle T. McNamee ... Undercover Waiter

Cedric Yarbrough ... Prison Guard

Max Hoffman ... Woody Focker

Benjamin Trueblood ... Newborn Baby

Roberto Garcia ... Waiter
Bruno Coon ... Strolling Minister / Band Member
Rock Deadrick ... Wedding Band
David Sutton ... Wedding Band

Berna Roberts ... Girl Bus Driver (as Bernadette Perez)

Linda O'Neil ... Girl on Bus
Tiffany Turner ... Girl on Bus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christine D. Coleman
John Carey ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Victoria Chalaya ... Pam's Cousin (uncredited)

Karen-Eileen Gordon ... Anita Focker (uncredited)

Fabrizio Imas ... Chicken Man (uncredited)
Angie Jaree ... Bunny Focker (uncredited)

R. Martin Klein ... Mo Focker (uncredited)
Allan Kolman ... Harry Focker (uncredited)

Sean LoGrasso ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Chris Mala ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Rana McAnear ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Connie Richmond ... Frida Focker (uncredited)

Antonio Rufino ... Waiter (uncredited)

David Zimmerman ... Dom Focker (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jay Roach 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Greg Glienna (characters) &
Mary Ruth Clarke (characters)

Jim Herzfeld (story) and
Marc Hyman (story)

Jim Herzfeld (screenplay) and
John Hamburg (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert De Niro .... producer
Jon Poll .... co-producer
Jay Roach .... producer
Jane Rosenthal .... producer
Amy Sayres .... executive producer
Larry Stuckey .... associate producer
Nancy Tenenbaum .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Randy Newman 
 
Cinematography by
John Schwartzman 
 
Film Editing by
Alan Baumgarten 
Lee Haxall 
Jon Poll 
 
Casting by
Francine Maisler 
 
Production Design by
Rusty Smith 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Neskoromny 
 
Set Decoration by
Sara Andrews  (as Sara Ingrassia)
 
Costume Design by
Carol Ramsey 
 
Makeup Department
Terry Baliel .... hair department head
Kate Biscoe .... makeup department head
Judith A. Cory .... hairdresser: Ms. Streisand
David DeLeon .... makeup artist: Barbra Streisand
Maggie Fung .... key makeup artist
Teressa Hill .... key hair stylist
Grady Holder .... makeup effects technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Colleen LaBaff .... assistant hair stylist
Maryann Marchetti .... assistant makeup artist
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup effects artist
Cheryl Ann Nick .... makeup artist (as Cheryl Nick)
Valli O'Reilly .... makeup artist: Dustin Hoffman
Tijen Osman .... additional hair stylist
Carol Pershing .... hair stylist
Victoria Wood .... wig maker: Barbra Streisand
Joy Zapata .... hair stylist: Ben Stiller, pick up shots
 
Production Management
Peter Oillataguerre .... executive in charge of production
Lisa Rodgers .... post-production supervisor
Nikki Taylor .... assistant production manager
Lenny Vullo .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcei A. Brown .... second assistant director (as Marcei A. Brubaker)
Doug Coleman .... second unit director
Marisa Ferrey .... second second assistant director
Jill Frank .... first assistant director: second unit
Josh King .... first assistant director
Marc Newland .... dga trainee
Jon Poll .... second unit director
Dominick Scarola .... additional second second assistant director
Marco Schnabel .... additional second unit director
 
Art Department
Doreen Austria .... graphic designer
Adam L. Barker .... lead plaster foreman
Melissa Bartley .... art department assistant
Jennifer R. Blair .... art department coordinator
Adam Braid .... set dresser
Amanda Bromberg .... set decorating assistant
Andrew Campbell .... graphic designer
George Capetanos .... prop assistant
Bryan Corbett .... construction foreman
Jill S. Coverdale .... set dresser buyer
Kevin Cross .... set designer
Paul Cunningham .... gang boss
Sam Dean .... welder
Doug DuRose .... assistant property master
William J. Durrell Jr. .... set designer
Carmine Goglia .... stand-by painter
Donald Goodman .... drapery foreman
Valerie Green .... art department assistant
Steven Hanks .... greensman
Gabriel Hardman .... storyboard artist
Brock Helfer .... set dresser
Guy Hietala .... set painter
Bart C. Hubenthal .... set dresser
Kim Larsen-Santini .... assistant property master (as Kim Larsen)
Steve Lauritzen .... set dresser
Kim Lincoln .... prop graphics
Joe Lozano .... greens foreman
Bobby Mara .... propmaker foreman
Jonah Markowitz .... assistant art director
Richard F. Mays .... set designer
Bryan McBrien .... greens
Eugene McCarthy .... property master
John McElroy .... on-set dresser
John Naehrlich .... leadman
Scott Nifong .... assistant property master
Fred O'Connor .... propmaker
John S. Ogden .... propmaker
William V. Ryder .... set designer
Steve Salazar .... welder
Josh Sheppard .... additional storyboards
Nithya Shrinivasan .... assistant art director
Reese St. Amant .... painter (as Charisse St. Amant)
Adam Tankell .... graphic designer
Leslie A. Tokunaga .... construction buyer
Jeffry C. Voorhees .... set dresser
Randall D. Wilkins .... set designer
Douglas Womack .... construction coordinator
Christopher Woodworth .... scenic supervisor
Alan Day .... set dresser: reshoots (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
George H. Anderson .... supervising sound editor (as George Anderson)
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Chris Diamond .... cable utility
Ryan Ferro .... boom operator
Louis Hone .... foley recording mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Scott Jacobs .... boom operator
Jason W. Jennings .... sound effects editor
Andy Koyama .... sound re-recording mixer
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Greg LaPlante .... digital mastering
Julie Lindner .... assistant adr editor
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Anna Malkin .... foley recording assistant
James Matheny .... dialogue editor
Ken McLaughlin .... production sound mixer
Bill Meadows .... sound recordist
Frank D. Menges .... sound mixer: second unit
Stephen Muir .... foley recording assistant
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer (as Charleen Richards-Steeves)
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Roy Seeger .... supervising foley editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Cherie Tamai .... first assistant sound editor
Renee Tondelli .... supervising adr editor
Don White .... foley recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Kim Bailey .... technology designer
John S. Baker .... first unit supervisor
Tony Centonze .... special effects foreman
Andy Clement .... animatronic effects
Donald Krause .... special effects technician
Josh Neugass .... special effects technician
Clay Pinney .... special effects supervisor
Joshua Pinney .... special effects foreman
Arnold J. Verbiesen .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
David D. Johnson .... visual effects supervisor
Sean Kennedy .... visual effects: Pacific Vision Productions
Steve Koch .... digital artist
Kurt E. Soderling .... visual effects cameraman
 
Stunts
Cass Asher .... stunt double: Owen Wilson
Rick Avery .... stunt double
Doug Coleman .... stunt coordinator
Greg Fitzpatrick .... stunt double: Ben Stiller
Ross Gallo .... stunts
Charles Page .... stunt double
Kerry Rossall .... stunts
Bill Willens .... precision driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Ambrose .... gaffer: second unit
Dean Andolsek .... gaffer: second unit
Danny Ault .... rigging electric
Dana Baker .... grip
Melanie Banders .... film loader
Renzo Bartolotta .... rigging electrician
Tracy Bennett .... still photographer
Clyde E. Bryan .... first assistant camera: second camera
David R. Christensen .... gaffer
Jimmy Culligan .... rigging grip
Jose Danner .... rigging grip
Will Dearborn .... second assistant camera: second unit
Tom Derose .... assistant chief lighting technician
Christopher Dorowsky .... electrician
Daniel Dorowsky .... fixtures
Frank Dorowsky .... rigging gaffer
Randy Fitzgerald .... rigging grip
Ian Fox .... camera operator
Rick Harris .... key rigging grip
Samuel R. Harrison III .... video assist operator
Matthew Haskins .... additional second assistant camera
Sean Patrick Hill .... grip
Michael J. Hogan .... video assist operator
John Johnson .... additional still photographer
Scott C. Keys .... rigging electric best boy
Thom Lairson .... second assistant camera (as Thomas D. Lairson Jr.)
Charles 'Woody' Lang .... rigging foreman
Jonathan Leary .... grip
Lonnie Leslie .... grip
James M. McClure .... dimmer board operator
Ronald A. Miller .... rigging grip foreman
Daisuke Dice Miyake .... grip
Laurence Monier .... rigging electrician
Richard Mosier .... Steadicam assistant
Richard Mosier .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Gannon Murphy .... dimmer operator
Travis Panarisi .... electrician
Ray Patrick .... super technocrane operator
Michael Pinkey .... director of photography: second unit
Daniel R. Purinton .... rigger
Lyle Robbins .... rigging electrician
Andrew Rowlands .... camera operator
Craig Scagnetti .... lighting technician
Kurt E. Soderling .... aerial director of photography (as Kurt Soderling)
Donald A. Spadoni .... best boy rigging grip
James M. Sterba .... first assistant camera: second unit
Joseph T. Terranova .... lighting technician: additional photography
Les T. Tomita .... key grip
Michael T. Travers .... grip
Suzanne Trucks .... second assistant camera
Art Villasenor .... technocrane technician
Bob Waers .... rigging electrician
Chris Wagganer .... video assist operator: second unit
Jerry Woodside .... electrician
Kirk Greenberg .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Rodriguez .... casting assistant
Pamela Lynn Thomas .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marisa Aboitiz .... costume supervisor
Fran Allgood .... set costumer
Jeanie Baker .... set costumer
Lois DeArmond .... assistant costume designer
Kendall Errair .... costumer: Ms. Streisand
Jill Korengold .... costumer: Dustin Hoffman
Marcie Olivi .... costumer: Mr. DeNiro
Douglas J. Stewart .... textile artist
Haik Tateossian .... fabric dyer & printer
Christine Wada .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Craig Alpert .... additional editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Ahmadu Garba .... post-production assistant
Gene A. Lewis Jr. .... post-production assistant
Kelly Matsumoto .... additional editor
Ray Neapolitan .... assistant editor
Kurt Smith .... color timer
 
Music Department
Mark Bensi .... assistant music editor
Bryan Clements .... scoring crew
Bruno Coon .... composer: additional music
Bruno Coon .... supervising music editor
Sandy DeCrescent .... musician contractor
George Doering .... musician
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew
Luana Jackman .... vocal contractor
Greg Loskorn .... scoring technician
Adam Michalak .... score recordist
Maria Newman .... musician
Jonathan Sacks .... orchestrator
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Patrick Spain .... score assistant engineer
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Don Williams .... musician: percussion
Frank Wolf .... score mixer
Frank Wolf .... score recordist
Steve Schaeffer .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Orlando Avila .... driver: cast
John A. Brubaker .... transportation coordinator
Jack Carpenter .... driver: camera car
David W. Dale .... driver: Robert De Niro
Robert E. Dingle .... driver
Glen Evans .... driver: Ben Stiller
Troy Flynn .... transportation
Adam Fox .... driver: Dustin Hoffman
Joey Freitas .... driver
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Rita Lundin .... transportation
Marco Lupi .... driver
Dennis McCarthy .... picture car coordinator
A.J. Mink Jr. .... driver
Michael Mulgrew .... driver
Jack Jay Reece .... driver (as Jay Reece)
Sean C. Ryan .... driver
Fred Teague .... driver
Steve D. Weinmuller .... transportation captain
Richard Denson .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Natalie Alexander .... adr voice
Netta Bank .... representative: American Humane Association
Dawn Barkan .... head animal trainer
Julie Benson .... personal assistant: Dustin Hoffman
Jeff Berger .... assistant: Jane Rosenthal
Laura Berman .... consultant: sex therapy
Brian Bird .... key assistant location manager
Oren Bonen .... assistant: Robert De Niro
Calvin Callaway .... production assistant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Tony Cicola .... photo double: Ben Stiller
Brett Marcus Coady .... assistant: Mr. DeNiro (as Brett Coady)
Derek Cole .... production assistant
Rebecca Feldman .... second assistant accountant
Jaroslava Fernandez .... special effects contact lens technician
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret .... script supervisor
Eric Glasser .... production assistant
Rick Granville .... production secretary
Barrett Gregory .... production assistant
Jennifer Hamilton .... assistant choreographer
Michael A. Heath .... asset manager
Kevin Lane Hummel .... assistant location manager
Nicki Johnson .... assistant production coordinator
Perry M. Kimura .... digital scanning and recording
Hannah Kozak .... assistant location manager
Marisa Lederman .... assistant baby wrangler
Marisa Lederman .... baby production assistant
Brigette Lester .... production coordinator
Andrew Lipschultz .... unit publicist
Scott Allen Logan .... key location manager
Michael B. Louis .... assistant location manager
Cody Lutz .... script assistant
Marlene Marks .... payroll accountant
Ryan McCormick .... assistant: Mr. Roach
Michael Morgenthal .... production accountant
Tim Nagasawa .... office production assistant
Denis O'Sullivan .... production assistant
Kyle Oliver .... assistant location manager (as Kyle 'Snappy' Oliver)
Bill Phillips .... construction accountant
John Polce .... stand-in: Robert DeNiro
Denise Anderson Poore .... key set production assistant
Keith Potter .... personal assistant: Dustin Hoffman
Stephen Richards .... additional production assistant
Gail Rose .... first assistant accountant
Marissa Schwierjohn .... alligator wrangler
Rhonda Sherman .... baby wrangler
Rhonda Sherman .... studio teacher
Billy Slaughter .... stand-in: Dustin Hoffman
Anthea Strangis .... assistant accountant
Summer Valdes .... production assistant
Ted Yonenaka .... craft service
Terri Farley-Teruel .... production services (uncredited)
Bruce Gray .... sculpture art provided by (uncredited)
Richard Lilly .... location assistant (uncredited)
Seth Marshall .... assistant: Robert De Niro (uncredited)
Melissa Milo .... assistant: Mr. De Niro (uncredited)
Peter F. Tegan .... photo double: Robert DeNiro (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and a brief drug reference
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Trivia:
The close-up of Bernie Focker's license plate, as he and Greg are driving away, reveals the letters TMI, a subtle reference to Bernie's propensity for overly detailed explanations and descriptions of personal information. TMI is the literary abbreviation for Too Much Information.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Greg walks in on his parents, he is holding the cowboy hat in his right hand, in the next shot, however, he is motioning with the cowboy hat in his left hand.See more »
Quotes:
Greg Focker:Hey, Dad, you shouldn't take Moses into the RV. Jack and Dina have a cat.
Bernie Focker:Oh, Moses is fine. He's perfectly trained.
Greg Focker:Dad, he humps everything that moves.
Roz Focker:[laughing] He's like your father!
Bernie Focker:I never cheated on you!
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186 out of 279 people found the following review useful.
Star Power Overcomes Some Comic Weaknesses, 18 December 2004
Author: realangst from United States

There are many movies where the performances are so good that the weaknesses of the movie itself are almost oblivious.

The casting in this film, bringing together the stars of the original with Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand as Greg aka Gaylord Focker's parents, is sensational.

While I admit that I believed I would read comments and reviews about the crudeness of the material, I believe the reason this is not a typically tragic Hollywood farce is due to the strength of the performances and the interaction of the characters.

As you know, the premise of the movie is very simple. Prior to the wedding of Greg and Pam, the two families will meet. In typical Hollywood sequel fashion, we already know that the Byrnses are somewhat reserved, set in their ways. So it is no surprise that the Fockers are almost the complete opposite.

Hilarity ensures, some crude, some overtly sexual. But the cast is skillful and it plays more like a comic version of "Closer". You will believe that Bernie and Roz (amazing performances by Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand) are Greg Focker's parents. Not only is their interaction genuine, their love for their child is as well. Part of Greg's embarrassment is the knowledge of his parents' "quirks" and how different they are from the Byrnses. Ben Stiller aptly conveys this while not backing down from his love for his parents.

Meanwhile, stern Jack Byrnes scans the Fockers for clues to prove why he should not like them, therefore not allowing his daughter to be married into that family. His design of the RV is classic Jack Byrnes. What is an improvement in this film, is that Jack discovers some things about himself and his relationship with his wife and daughter that change him. This may be the funniest performance in Robert DeNiro's career.

Throughout the film, there are themes that everyone has experienced but most of all, how important love is. The love of another and the love of family and friends. There is a very good example of this in a scene between Teri Polo and Ben Stiller, after some new information is exposed that could possibly tear them apart once again.

All in all, when you know the cast is having a good time, the audience does too. I will be seeing this one more than once.

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