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The In-Laws (I) (2003)

PG-13  |   |  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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He's not losing his daughter. He's gaining a madman. See more »


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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:

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

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$360,302 (South Africa) (19 September 2003)
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Composer Lalo Schifrin wrote a score that was mostly unused. However instead of hiring another composer after Schifrin left the project the director and/or producers decided to use the temp-track selections written to previous movies by various film composers and these composers got credited instead of Schifrin who went on being uncredited even if some of his work is still in the movie. See more »

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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 »

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Steve Tobias: I don't know one person here.
Jerry Peyser: That's because it's not an arms market.
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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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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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