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Meet the Parents (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 6 October 2000 (USA)
Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Byrnes
... Greg Focker
... Pam Byrnes
... Dina Byrnes
... Deborah Byrnes
... Denny Byrnes
... Kevin Rawley
... Dr. Larry Banks
... Dr. Bob Banks (as Thomas McCarthy)
... Linda Banks
... Atlantic American Flight Attendant
... Norm the Interrogator
... Pharmacy Clerk
... Animal Shelter Worker
... Chicago Airport Security
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A Jewish male nurse plans to ask his live-in girl friend to marry him. However, he learns that her strict father expects to be asked for his daughter's hand before she can accept. Thus begins the visit from Hell as the two travel to meet Mom and Dad, who turns out to be former CIA with a lie detector in the basement. Coincidentally, a sister also has announced her wedding to a young doctor. Of course everything that can go wrong, does, including the disappearance of Dad's beloved Himalayan cat, Jinxie. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug references and language | See all certifications »

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La familia de mi novia  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,623,300, 8 October 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$166,244,045, 29 March 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$330,444,045
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Trivia

Greg's MCAT scores are (out of 15): 14 Verbal reasoning, 13 Physical Sciences, 15 Biological Sciences, and an R on the Writing Sample (very high). See more »

Goofs

A shadow of the camera can be seen on Pam's back after she walks by it in a bedroom. See more »

Quotes

Greg Focker: [about the polygraph machine] Now these aren't 100% accurate right?
Jack Byrnes: Oh you'd be surprised how accurate they are.
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During the opening logos, the singers in the theme music are lyrically commenting "Look at the light coming out of the earth" during the Universal logo, and "Look at the boy sitting on the moon" during the Dreamworks logo. See more »

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Referenced in The Thundermans: Beat the Parents (2016) See more »

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Got to Get My Mojo Working
Written by Preston Foster
Performed by Randy Newman
Randy Newman appears courtesy of DreamWorks Records
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Great comedy
23 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is a male nurse, poised to propose to the woman he loves, Pam (Teri Polo) but the right thing to do would be to ask her father's permission first. During a weekend of getting to know them, he manages to make a strong impression; for all the wrong reasons. Her father (Robert De Niro) isn't quite what Greg has been led to believe, and right from the start he seems to have it in for his daughter's partner.

De Niro and Stiller play off each other brilliantly, and both of them give fine comic performances, with a surprising level of depth for comedy characters. This film is packed with slick gags, hilarious scenes and it has a really fun story; it's a comedy film that you don't want to miss.

8/10


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