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Son in Law (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 July 1993 (USA)
Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town.

Director:

Steve Rash

Writers:

Patrick J. Clifton (story) (as Patrick Clifton), Susan McMartin (story) | 4 more credits »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pauly Shore ... Crawl
Carla Gugino ... Rebecca Warner
Lane Smith ... Walter Warner
Cindy Pickett ... Connie Warner
Mason Adams ... Walter Warner Sr.
Patrick Renna ... Zack Warner
Dennis Burkley ... Theo
Tiffani Thiessen ... Tracy (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)
Dan Gauthier ... Travis
Ria Pavia ... Carol
Lisa Lawrence Lisa Lawrence ... Lisa
Graham Jarvis ... Principal
Nick Light Nick Light ... Mud Wrestling Announcer
Ernie Kinney Ernie Kinney ... Horace
Troy Shire Troy Shire ... Cowboy
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Storyline

Country girl Rebecca begins college in Los Angeles. There she meets Crawl, a student who is crazy, unpredictable and wild. During the holidays she brings him with her home. Her parents have never seen anything like him and are shocked when Rebecca tells them that they are engaged to be married. Two different worlds collide... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

He's a relative nightmare.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for elements of sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Son in Law See more »

Filming Locations:

Baldwin Park, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,033,310, 5 July 1993

Gross USA:

$36,448,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,448,400
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Carla Gugino (Becca) already had the butterfly tattoo prior to filming, so it was incorporated into the script. See more »

Goofs

In the scene towards the end right after Travis leaves, Zack is holding up his right fist and making hand gestures after Tracy sits down next to him. The camera cuts to a different area of the room, but when it goes back to Zack, he is making the hand gestures with his left fist instead. See more »

Quotes

Walter: Well, now that that's all settled, I think my future son-in-law should carve the turkey.
Rebecca Warner: Oh well you see, that's not necessary, because Crawl and I were never.
Crawl: Sure about the wedding date. So we'll just give it some time and see how things go.
Walter: Oh that's a hell of an idea. Hell of an idea!
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, except for Pauly Shore, each actor's name is listed when their character appears in the shot. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Thanksgiving Scenes (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Trashy Women
Written by Chris Wall
Performed by Confederate Railroad
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Pauly Shore deserved an Oscar
9 July 2002 | by Agent10See all my reviews

Along with In the Army!, this ranks as one of Pauly Shore's best movies, if there is such a thing. While the whole West Coast-meets- Midwest-culture-clash isn't anything new, this film proves to make the story a little more entertaining with the wild and unpredictable antics of a then fresh Shore. While the change in values probably would have gone in the other direction, the whole concept was rather entertaining. Not only was Shore's interaction with the family hilarious, it also had Carla Gugino and Tiffani- Amber Theissen (she'll always have the Amber in my book) in two ravishing and early roles. One of those films I have no problem watching when it is on TV.


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