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Relative Strangers (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | May 2006 (USA)
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:
Mitch Clayton
Doug Clayton
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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1.85 : 1
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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 Frank And Agnes are sunbathing in the yard, in the first shot Frank is barefoot. In the next shot, he has his sandals on with no time in between to have put them on. See more »


Agnes Menure: He tried a twelve step program but he got so drunk he fell down the steps!
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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 The Sound of Music (1965) See more »


On the Sunny Side of the Street
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
Performed by Jack Sheldon
Published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP) / EMI Music Publishing (ASCAP)
Produced and Arranged by Steve Edwards
Executive Producer Ashley Miller
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Funny and Sweet
3 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

I gave this film a 10 to offset all these people who are saying it's terrible. I honestly enjoyed it and laughed a lot. I don't know what people are expecting but my Boyfriend and I both enjoyed this film a lot. I've always been a fan of Ron Livingston, ever since Office Space and I thought he was amazing in this film. I think it's his funniest film since that one. Kathy Bates is also great(as always)and her and Danny Devito are a riot playing off each other. The ending is surprisingly touching and it left us both with big smiles on our faces. The supporting cast is top notch..I particularly enjoyed Beverly D'Angelo as Neve Campbell's Mother. I've never heard of this film and can't imagine why it didn't play theaters given all the truly crappy comedies they put out these days. This film is kind of silly but in a good way, IMO. If I want to get depressed I'll watch Schindler's List.

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