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The In-Laws (I) (2003)

 -  Action | Comedy | Thriller  -  23 May 2003 (USA)
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Right before his daughter's wedding, a mild-mannered foot doctor discovers that his new in-laws are international smugglers.

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Storyline

When prospective fathers-in-law Steve Tobias and Jerry Peyser meet for the first time to celebrate their children's upcoming marriage, the cake hits the fan. Dr. Jerome Peyser is a mild-mannered podiatrist with a well-organized daily routine designed to eliminate all possible sources of stress. Meanwhile, daredevil CIA operative Steve Tobias moves through life like a heat-seeking missile. His average day consists of dodging bullets, stealing private jets and negotiating with international arms smugglers. Now he's giving potential father-of-the-bride Jerry a serious case of pre-nuptial jitters. Steve's dramatic entrances and exits, his cryptic references to a Russian runaway named Olga and his fight with a gunman in a restaurant washroom causes Jerry to see a vision of his daughter's perfectly planned wedding blowing up in his face. As far as Jerry's concerned, letting Steve into his family takes til death do us part way too literally. Before he can say the wedding is off, Jerry ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG-13 for suggestive humor, language, some drug references and action violence | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$158,734 (Australia) (5 September 2003)

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$360,302 (South Africa) (19 September 2003)
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Trivia

Originally released to the public in trailers and previews as The Wedding Party in early 2003, and yet was touted as a remake of The In-Laws (1979). Eventually the film was renamed. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, when Tobias is "escaping" in the plane, the cockpit and controls shown in the close-ups don't even closely resemble those of the Cessna 172 they show taking off and flying. The cockpit and controls shown are from a business jet. In addition, the machine gun fire would take the plane down quite easily. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
[as Jean-Pierre is being taken away by the police, he waves at Jerry]
Jean-Pierre Thibodoux: Call me!
Jerry Peyser: You know something? He might actually like prison.
Steve Tobias: Like it? He's gonna LOVE it!
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Crazy Credits

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Intelligent, Wacky Fun
27 May 2003 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

Premiering the same weekend as Bruce Almighty, this more cerebral and intelligent comedy maintains its own wacky pacing and outlandish plot with over the top antics that rely more on true comedic humor, especially from Albert Brooks along with the physical/dry humor of Michael Douglas. This feel-good, spy/irony comedy makes for the perfect summer getaway outing without any lavish romantic plot dominating the screen. Candice Bergman gets to play her latest incarnation of weird but loveable matron. The laughs are as belly roaring and satisfying as Bruce Almighty but in a more deeply moving way making more use of unused brain cells. Though a bit extreme in some of its hard-edged scenes and out of this world plot moments, this pre-summer still is a lot of fun. Eight out of ten stars.


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