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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:

En svärson på halsen 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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Trivia

Early in the film, Crawl sings about the Hungry Man TV dinner he is about to eat. Mason Adams, who plays the grandfather, was a voice over announcer at the time the film was released. See more »

Goofs

After Zack explains to Crawl the rules of "his room," Crawl picks up Zack's sandwich from the desk and says, "I'm taking this back," and he is holding both sandwiches. However, when he makes the "tooth fairy threat" Crawl is again holding only one sandwich. See more »

Quotes

Crawl: [to Becca during the Halloween party] Let me guess miss your mom dad, brother, dog, boyfriend. practically everything you can think of back home. Am I right?
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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 The Comix Scrutinizer: Psycho Comics #1 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Independent
Written by Phil Rind
Performed by Sacred Reich
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Funny, offbeat movie with a real message, 7 of 10.
17 July 2000 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

Before I saw "Son In Law" I only had a vague idea who Pauly Shore was. Now I know. He is a superb comedic actor. In this movie he plays "Crawl", an upperclassman dorm counselor, who is a bit eccentric. He meets freshman "Becka" from South Dakota and they become fast friends. He helps her break out of her small town mold. In a Thanksgiving visit to her parents' home, he pretends to be her fiancee to save her embarassment of a sort with an old boyfriend.

I loved two things about this movie. Pauly Shore and the comedic situations are the first. The second is the message. How generations of "men" had perpetrated the same offenses against each other, and "Crawl" helps them see a better way to treat each other. He gets Becka's mom also to feel "alive" again, and rekindles romance between the parents.

The whole movie is a fresh approach to comedy, is a joy to watch. I rate it a strong 7 of 10.


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