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The In-Laws (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Thriller | 23 May 2003 (USA)
Right before his daughter's wedding, a mild-mannered foot doctor discovers that his future son-in-law's father is a free-wheeling international spy.

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Michael Bodnar ...
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Vladimir Radian ...
Cherkasov
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Patient
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Quan Le
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Yadira
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Agent at Restaurant
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Agent Thorn
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In four days, Jerry Peyser and Steve Tobias will become in-laws when their respective offspring, Melissa Peyser and Mark Tobias, get married. Married Jerry is a Chicago area podiatrist. He is risk averse to an extreme, afraid of heights including being in tall buildings and flying, even watching airline commercials. He is also extremely controlling, having organized the lavish wedding against the simple affair Melissa had envisioned. He is aggravated that he has not yet met Steve, who has missed one family function after another. Divorced Steve is a photocopy machine salesman... or so Mark says. In reality, Steve is a deep undercover CIA field agent, something that Mark knows but is unable to divulge to anyone, even Tracy and her family. His work, which has always overtaken his life, is the reason Steve has missed all these family events. Steve is unwilling to hand over reigns of his cases to his junior partner, the capable Angela Harris. Steve finally meets the Peysers, which Steve ... Written by Huggo

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

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,222,334 (USA) (23 May 2003)

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$20,440,627 (USA) (25 July 2003)
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A submarine would never be able to get into the Great Lakes undetected as Lake St. Clair's deepest point is 27 ft. The conn tower would be showing the entire way of the trip through the lake. See more »

Quotes

Angela Harris: Is that a fanny pack?
Steve Tobias: It's cute, isn't it?
Angela Harris: It's adorable.
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits start, the camera moves out over the water. After a while, we see and hear Angela Harris (Robin Tunney) waving and calling for help. See more »

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Featured in Multiple Takes with Albert Brooks (2003) See more »

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Di-Gue-Ding-Ding
Written by Michel Legrand
Performed by Michel Legrand
Courtesy of Universal Music S.A. Mercury (France)
Under license from Universal Music Enteprises
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Modest script but Suchet, Brooks and Douglas are funny
22 February 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

'The In-Laws' has a mediocre script but the actors successfully elevate the material. Albert Brooks in particular is very good as a neurotic podiatrist. Michael Douglas gives an energetic performance and the two work work well off each other. There are some consistent laughs throughout the film. David Suchet is fine as (MINOR SPOILERS) the gay international arms smuggler who falls in love with Brooks. The script is a gentle spoof of spy films and works well as long as you ignore the various plot holes. Douglas's family is shortchanged by the script, his relation with his estranged wife specially feels incomplete. Still watchable.

Overall 7/10


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