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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
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
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
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
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
115 min | Turkey:106 min (TV version)
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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 »
Continuity: When Jack is making the announcement in the RV there is a shot of Greg clapping. In the reflection of the window Jack is speaking into the microphone. Then when finished talking he puts the microphone back into it's place. Jack offers to let Greg honk the horn. When Greg says, "Sure" the reflection of the window shows Jack still speaking into the microphone even though he had set it down.See more »
Pam Byrnes:In a few weeks, I'm not going to be Pam Byrnes. I'm going to be Pamela Focker.
Greg Focker:Or Byrnes-Focker, we haven't totally decided yet.
Pam Byrnes:No, no, no, I'm going to be Pamela Martha Focker. I know how that sounds but that's the name I'm taking.
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
An extension of the original film done bigger but to lesser effect, 11 March 2008
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Firmly part of the circle of trust, Greg Focker is planning his marriage to Dina and has put off a big family get together for as long as he can. With no further excuses, Greg and Dina join Pam and Jack as they take their RV down to Florida to meet the Focker family. With an eye very much on his bloodline, Jack is keen to judge his future son-in-law by his parents, which spells problems when he finds himself living with two very liberal and touchy-feely Fockers.

I'm in my thirties now and it probably is not very impressive that I can put words together in a basic sentence. Whereas for a two year old it might be a real surprise if they were to discuss their opinions on political matters as such with you. What is the difference? Well it is simply one of expectation. Coming to the subject of films, expectation can often make or break a film, with perhaps a poor Pauly Shore movie being better received by viewers than a poor Spielberg film partly because you expect that standard from the former but more from the latter. So it does help this film that with the very title you are informed that you are not about to witness the sharpest of comedies.

With this in mind I went in with a forgiving eye, just hoping for laughs but I was not really prepared for how most of the film is unimaginative and base. In the first film we had Greg contrast with stern father Jack and hilarity ensues; here we have the same setup again but this time Greg is replaced as a device by his parents. What this means is that the film essentially aims at the same low targets as the first film and mostly hits them. To avoiding being too boorish on this subject I will admit that moments are funny and that the casting was a nice try but mostly I just found it obvious and dull. Toilet humour, a retread of the CIA stuff and so on supposedly provide the comedy while the drama is the same superficial relationship stuff as before.

The cast mostly do their best to try and lift it. Stiller mugs along well enough but the real fun (such as it is) comes from De Niro and Hoffman. The former more or less just does his stuff again but is enjoyable enough, while the latter is at least having fun with a silly character. Streisand and Polo have lesser roles but still have a bit of fun, while poor Danner is just a plot device to try and the give the film some sort of centre. Cameos from Wilson and Nelson don't add much to proceedings and don't even get me starting on the annoying Pickren twins who are not only irritating but made more irritating by the way the film overuses them, apparently in the belief that "Little Jack" is funny and/or cute when really he is neither. Roach's direction is nothing short of pedestrian – even the choice of theme music is obvious and easy.

Overall then this is a film that people who really liked the first film will enjoy. Those that just "liked" it may find that they didn't like it enough to watch it twice, which is what is happening here. The cast play it up as much as they can but really this is just an extension of the original idea done bigger but to lesser effect.

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