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It Runs in the Family (1994)

It is now summer in the Parker family and the usual number of events is happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully, the Old ... See full summary »

Director:

Bob Clark

Writers:

Jean Shepherd (novels) (as J. Shepherd), Jean Shepherd (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Grodin ... Mr. Parker (The Old Man)
Kieran Culkin ... Ralph 'Ralphie' Parker
Mary Steenburgen ... Mrs. Parker (Mother)
Christian Culkin Christian Culkin ... Randy Parker
Al Mancini ... Zudoc, The Old Man's fishing buddy
Troy Evans ... The Old Man's fishing buddy
Roy Brocksmith ... Mr. Winchell the Assessor
Glenn Shadix ... Leopold Doppler, Manager of Orpheum Theater
Dick O'Neill ... Pulaski, Shopkeeper
Wayne Grace ... Emil Bumpus
Tedde Moore Tedde Moore ... Miss Shields, Ralphie's Teacher
Whit Hertford ... Lug Ditka (as Whitby Hertford)
Geoffrey Wigdor ... Flick
David Zahorsky David Zahorsky ... Schwartz
Darwyn Swalve Darwyn Swalve ... Big Dickie Bumpus
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Storyline

It is now summer in the Parker family and the usual number of events is happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully, the Old Man is in battle with their hillbilly neighbors (the Bumpuses) while eagerly awaiting the discovery of the perfect fishing spot, and Mother is attempting to collect all of the pieces of a glass china set at a local movie theater. Written by Richard Webner

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and racy drawings | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Summer Story See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$70,936

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,936
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Parker brothers, Ralph and Randy, are played by real-life brothers Kieran Culkin and Christian Culkin. See more »

Goofs

The movie is supposed to be set in 1940, but when the kids ride their bikes through the industrial part of town in one scene they pass a parked 1951 Packard 200 on the left side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Ralph 'Ralphie' Parker: [over a badly distorted P.A] ... This is J. Edgar Hoover... Junior!
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Connections

Follows Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (1988) See more »

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I Beg to Differ ..
3 December 2006 | by satin_graceSee all my reviews

I remember watching this movie when it premiered on the movie channels as a kid. I hadn't even seen A Christmas Story yet and with that in mind I didn't demean this movie just because it didn't compare. I found it quite humorous and I love how it goes beyond the first movie and more into the craziness of their family once I finally watched ACS. It is an excellent movie for kids and adults, especially those that are still kids at heart. I was actually trying to track this title down so I can purchase it on DVD. Seeing the only comment left on this movie was disheartening and I wanted to express my opinion for this wonderful movie.


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