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Folks! (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 1 May 1992 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jon Aldrich
... Harry Aldrich
... Mildred Aldrich
... Arlene Aldrich
... Audrey Aldrich
... Ed
... Fred
... Kevin (as Kevin Timothy Chevalia)
Maggie Murphy ... Maggie (as Margaret Murphy)
Joseph Wayne Miller ... Jerry (as Joseph Miller)
T.J. Parish ... Steve
J. Patrick McCormack ... Howard (as John McCormack)
Peter Burns ... Another Trader
... Chicago Taxi Driver
Jackye Roberts ... Gail
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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>

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

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

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1 May 1992 (USA)  »

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$6,132,924
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Trivia

Penultimate theatrical feature film directed by Ted Kotcheff whose final cinema movie he would direct would be Hidden Assassin (1995). See more »

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Mildred's dialogue in the bar scene. See more »

Quotes

Retired Attorney: Do you mind? We're trying to finish the game while we're still alive.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1992 (1993) See more »

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Gravel Road
Performed by Magic Slim and the Teardrops
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Terrific movie, enjoyable to the last drop!
29 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

I don't BUY many movies, once you've seen them, then what? But this is one that I bought! This one I palm off on house guests that are bored with playing pinochle. And I have watched it over and over as other members of the family watch it, and I enjoy it just as much as the first time! Don Ameche did a wonderful job on this one, Selleck also, and both pulled the comedy off just right. Yes, I believe that a guy like Selleck could have that much bad luck in the movie! (We are asked to believe much more than that sometimes!) And I think Amache was hilarious with his Alzheimer's schtick! And I did have a grandfather that suffered with it, so climb off me on that point. It's like watching somebody take a pratfall... and who hasn't smiled at one of those?


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