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Relative Strangers (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  May 2006 (USA)
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On a mission to locate his biological parents, a tightly wound professional (Livingston) is befuddled to find that the couple who conceived him aren't exactly upper-class.

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Frank Menure
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Agnes Menure
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Dr. Richard Clayton
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Ellen Minnola
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Angela Minnola
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Mitch Clayton
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Doug Clayton
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Jeffry Morton
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Ken Hyman
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Spicer
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Holly Davis
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Mr. Manoire
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Mrs. Manoire
Pete Schwaba ...
Meat Delivery Man
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On a mission to locate his biological parents, a tightly wound professional (Livingston) is befuddled to find that the couple who conceived him aren't exactly upper-class.

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You can't pick your parents.

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger greeted his Twins (1988) costar Danny DeVito on a location set to congratulate him on his efforts to produce the film in California, rather than succumb to the tax lures and lower labor costs offered by other states. DeVito acknowledged that he had to persuade the film's cast and crew to take pay cuts in order to offset the lower production costs that other states offered. They're "working for much less than they normally work for". See more »

Goofs

When Richard is searching on Google for Peekaboo Carnival, he searches for 'carnival peekaboo.' In the next shot, which shows the search results, his search reads 'peekaboo carnival' instead. See more »

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Frank Menure: Hi, how the hell are ya?
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Crazy Credits

When the credits end completely, the last thing we see is Frank's parents as babies. See more »

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References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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High Ball Sonata
Written and Performed by Homer Greencastle
Published by Source In Sync Music & Engine Co. 35 (ASCAP)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Great cast...great comedy...great cheese balls...
7 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ron Livingston who was wonderful in "Office Space", once again hits a home run with "Relative Strangers". What is essentially a one joke movie, comes across extremely well. Perfect casting, starting with Danny DeVito and a truly funny script. There is also a fine message that you should not be disappointed if people do not live up to your expectations. Kathy Bates and Danny DeVito as the "trailer trash" parents are so great, and Christine Baranski is the perfect foil for Beverly DeAngelo and her sequin dresses. Off the wall hilarious situations abound, and there are even some very sweet moments. Highly recommended. - MERK


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