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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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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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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

Crawl was originally named Snake in the first draft of the script. See more »

Goofs

When Crawl is caught in the barn and chases Rebecca into the house, Mrs. Warren hasn't started cooking the turkey yet. Crawl then leaves and is picked up by Tracy and shortly after that, Mrs. Warren is serving the turkey. 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

Referenced in An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Independent
Written by Phil Rind
Performed by Sacred Reich
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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User Reviews

 
cute, fun movie
16 January 2001 | by silerSee all my reviews

I didn't expect much when I decided to watch this movie, so I was surprised to find myself thoroughly enjoying it. A couple of scenes had me laughing almost uncontrollably. The characters were engaging (no pun intended); however, the story is predictable. The fun of it comes from watching Crawl (Shore's character), a ditzy-yet-wise California dude a country college girl brings home for Thanksgiving, trying in his awkward (yet endearing) way to fit in to their lifestyle. I was also surprised that in all this there was a message. If you have a chance, see this movie!


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