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The In-Laws (1979)

On the eve of their children's marriage, NYC in-laws Sheldon Kornpett and Vince Ricardo embark on a series of misadventures involving the CIA, the Treasury Department and Central American dictators.

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... Vince Ricardo
... Sheldon Kornpett
... Gen. Garcia
... Carol Kornpett
... Barbara Kornpett
... Jean Ricardo
... Tommy Ricardo
... Mo (as Paul Lawrence Smith)
Carmine Caridi ... Angie
... Barry Lutz
Sammy Smith ... Mr. Hirschorn
... Bing Wong
Barbara Dana ... Bank Teller
Rozsika Halmos ... Mrs. Adelman
Álvaro Carcaño ... Edgardo (as Alvaro Carcano)
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In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag Sheldon into a series of chases and misadventures from New York to Central America. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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While the Father of the Bride was extracting a molar from Mrs. Cohen, the Father of the Groom was extracting $20 Million from the U.S. Mint. And this was only the beginning. See more »


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12 September 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Zwei in Teufels Küche  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,200,000
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Trivia

When Vince is in the taxi heading to his office, there's a cigarette ad with Peter Falk as "Columbo". See more »

Goofs

The time on Sheldon's watch changes while Vincent has him pinned in the hotel lobby. See more »

Quotes

Sheldon: The ocean? It's over the ocean to Scranton, Pennsylvania?
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Referenced in Analyze That (2002) See more »

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Lyrics by Joyce Kilmer
Music by Oscar Rasbach
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One of my all time favorite comedies!
19 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

I'm a big Peter Falk fan, so I watched this movie because he was in it. I was in for quite a surprise. It has quickly become one of my favorite comedies of all. Peter Falk and Alan Arkin are a perfect pair. The great thing about this movie is that it seems to invent itself as it goes along. The movie isn't following any type of formula, it's making itself up as it goes along, or so it seems. Very funny. My rating: 10


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