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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 »

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Christian Culkin ...
Al Mancini ...
Zudoc, The Old Man's fishing buddy
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The Old Man's fishing buddy
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Mr. Winchell the Assessor
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Leopold Doppler, Manager of Orpheum Theater
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Pulaski, Shopkeeper
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Emil Bumpus
Tedde Moore ...
Miss Shields, Ralphie's Teacher
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Lug Ditka (as Whitby Hertford)
Geoffrey Wigdor ...
Flick
David Zahorsky ...
Schwartz
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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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for some mild language and racy drawings | See all certifications »
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23 September 1994 (USA)  »

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My Summer Story  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$70,936
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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

When Big Dickie is ripping the wood porch off the house, in one shot the stairs are attached to the deck, and then in the next shot they are already on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Ralph 'Ralphie' Parker: [over a badly distorted P.A] ... This is J. Edgar Hoover... Junior!
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Follows Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (1988) See more »

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I Beg to Differ ..
3 December 2006 | by See 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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