5.5/10
2,247
20 user 6 critic

Folks! (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy , Drama | 1 May 1992 (USA)
Trailer
1:59 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

A slightly self absorbed yuppie takes in his parents including his senile father, after their home burns down. But his personal and professional life fall apart soon after.

Director:

Ted Kotcheff

Writer:

Robert Klane
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of a Jewish writer, from his life as a young boy in Montreal to his more complicated grown-up life.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: James Woods, Gabrielle Lazure, Alan Arkin
Touch and Go (1986)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An ice hockey star is accosted by a youth gang who attempt to rob him; after he chases them off he catches the youngest member and gives him a ride home, where he meets the boy's mother. A ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mandel
Stars: Michael Keaton, Maria Conchita Alonso, Ajay Naidu
Open Season (1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When the television ratings machines suddenly malfunction, public television suddenly, but mistakenly, soars to #1 in this humorous satire.

Director: Robert Wuhl
Stars: Lloyd Adams, Robert Wuhl, Eric Bryson
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An insecure Briton and a Briton of Jamaican descent share a London apartment together.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Robin Phillips, Judy Geeson, Ester Anderson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A duke dies and leaves the title and wealth to his adult son. But who's the real son: the found baby raised in USA or the abandoned baby raised by a Hindi family in London? Comedy follows.

Director: Robert Young
Stars: Eric Idle, Rick Moranis, Barbara Hershey
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man is framed by two corrupt cops for drugs. After he gets out of prison, he comes after them.

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Tom Selleck, F. Murray Abraham, Laila Robins
Ruby Jean and Joe (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The elderly and fading rodeo-rider Joe Wade (Tom Selleck) picks up the young female hitchhiker Ruby Jean (Rebekah Johnson). Even though that Joe is constantly being corrected by Ruby Jean ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Sax
Stars: Tom Selleck, Rebekah Johnson, JoBeth Williams
Winter People (1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Kurt Russell, Kelly McGillis, Lloyd Bridges
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Jon Aldrich
Don Ameche ... Harry Aldrich
Anne Jackson ... Mildred Aldrich
Christine Ebersole ... Arlene Aldrich
Wendy Crewson ... Audrey Aldrich
Michael Murphy ... Ed
Robert Pastorelli ... Fred
Kevin Chevalia ... Kevin (as Kevin Timothy Chevalia)
Maggie Murphy Maggie Murphy ... Maggie (as Margaret Murphy)
Joseph Wayne Miller Joseph Wayne Miller ... Jerry (as Joseph Miller)
T.J. Parish T.J. Parish ... Steve
J. Patrick McCormack J. Patrick McCormack ... Howard (as John McCormack)
Peter Burns Peter Burns ... Another Trader
Jon Favreau ... Chicago Taxi Driver
Jackye Roberts Jackye Roberts ... Gail
Edit

Storyline

Jon has it all, great job, beautiful wife and kids, and a dream house. But when his father, who is a little senile, burns his house trailer down while his mother is in the hospital, Jon brings his parents to live with him. Soon his wife goes home to mother, he's fired for suspicion of insider trading, his sister and her unruly kids get booted out by her boyfriend, and moves in, he's about to be evicted, and his assets are frozen. How could things get any worse? Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Jon Aldrich is about to come face to face with the most terrifying force known to man... His parents.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Folks See more »

Filming Locations:

Boca Raton, Florida, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,132,924
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Penta Pictures,Pentamerica See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie's title audibly sounded the same as the name of Roger Moore adventure film "ffolkes" aka "Northsea Hijack" [See: ffolkes (1980)]. See more »

Goofs

Boat in the background when Jon is standing in front of a window at his sister's place. See more »

Quotes

Jon: That's it, Arlene, I am retiring as executioner!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mr. Magoo (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Gravel Road
Performed by Magic Slim and the Teardrops
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
ONE OF TOM SELLECK'S FUNNIEST MOVIES !!!
24 July 2003 | by lilybear5923See all my reviews

This is a satirical look at a behind-the-scenes view of Tom Selleck playing a had-it-all stockbroker who loses it all. It has a black satire view of Alzheimer's but political correctness aside - it is one of the funniest movies of Selleck's that I have seen!!! I loved Don Ameche and Anne Jackson who were perfect as his parents and they deliver some of the best one-liners I can remember. If you liked the quirkiness of "HAROLD & MAUDE" or "the HOSPITAL" with George C. Scott or "WHERE'S PAPA?" with George Segal - this movie is just for you!!! I just wish it would be released on DVD as my VHS copy is getting a lot of play from being loaned to others who have never seen it.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed