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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Menure
Agnes Menure
Dr. Richard Clayton
Ellen Minnola
Angela Minnola
Mitch Clayton
Doug Clayton
Arleen Clayton
Jeffry Morton
Ken Hyman
Holly Davis
Mr. Manoire
Mrs. Manoire
Pete Schwaba ...
Meat Delivery Man


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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Extraña familia  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Agnes Menure: That's an old joke!
Frank Menure: So's your face!
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Crazy Credits

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


References Leaving Las Vegas (1995) See more »


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Written by Rick Krizman
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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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