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Checking Out (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 19 December 2006 (USA)
A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.

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Morris Applebaum
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Flo Applebaum
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Ted Applebaum
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Barry Apple(baum)
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Dr. Sheldon Henning (as Jeffrey Sams)
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Rhonda Apple
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Jason Apple
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Manuel
Alex Datcher ...
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David Bowe ...
Allen
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Foyt
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Luis
Galen Yuen ...
Foreman
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Dan
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A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.

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Peter Falk was 78 when he played the 90 year old Morris, who plans to commit suicide. Falk himself died of Alzheimer's at age 83. See more »

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[last lines]
Flo Applebaum: You want to be the best man, and the father of the bride? Is there any room at this wedding for me?
Morris Applebaum: [chuckling] We'll discuss it with Sheldon. But you know, you could park cars.
Flo Applebaum: Oh gee, thanks.
Morris Applebaum: Don't mention it. Also you could make egg creams.
Flo Applebaum: I make 'em better than Jim Spa.
Morris Applebaum: Hey, you stole my mind.
Flo Applebaum: Yeah well, since you're going to be around you got plenty of time to steal it back.
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Truly funny
11 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Checking Out" is a very witty and honest portrayal of a bizarre family that happens to be Jewish. Judaism plays virtually no role in the film, but American Jewish culture & behavior gets thoroughly sent up... it a loving way. I wish the movie dealt with the religious perspective on the topics it explores, because I think that would have been interesting.

I've never been a Columbo fan so I wasn't familiar with Peter Falk - he's a lot of fun to watch. It's great to see Judge Reinhold, Laura San Giacomo & David Paymer again - why don't they work more? They're all hilarious. The script is terrific with a lot of memorable one-liners I'll be sure to use with my own family. Watch for Gavin McLeod (Captain Stubing!) as the doorman.


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