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It Runs in the Family (1994)

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It is now summer in the Parker family and the usual number of events is happening in their separate lives.

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 ... 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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In "A Christmas Story" Ralphie raised the roof. This summer, the whole family is bringing down the house.

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

This is the second film where Charles Grodin and Mary Steenburgen appeared together. The first was Clifford (1994). See more »

Goofs

During the auction scene, the auctioneer describes an item as a "World War I helmet." The film's setting predates US involvement in World War II. Prior to World War II, World War I was known as "The Great War." He should've referred to it as a "Great War Helmet." See more »

Quotes

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

References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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Much better than I remembered.
3 January 2002 | by behemuthmSee all my reviews

This film was excellent! While some may argue that it is not up to par with "A Christmas Story" it is definately a good and faithful sequel. Unfortunately none of the same cast (probably because all the child actors were now too old) but still great acting all around. The story is awesome, and the narration classic! One to definately check out. 8/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$70,936

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,936
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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