All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time.


Jay Roach


Greg Glienna (characters), Mary Ruth Clarke (characters) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Jack Byrnes
Ben Stiller ... Greg Focker
Dustin Hoffman ... Bernie Focker
Barbra Streisand ... Rozalin Focker
Blythe Danner ... Dina Byrnes
Teri Polo ... Pam Byrnes
Owen Wilson ... Kevin Rawley
Spencer Pickren Spencer Pickren ... Little Jack
Bradley Pickren Bradley Pickren ... Little Jack
Alanna Ubach ... Isabel Villalobos
Ray Santiago ... Jorge Villalobos
Tim Blake Nelson ... Officer LeFlore
Shelley Berman ... Judge Ira
Kali Rocha ... Flight Attendant
Dorie Barton ... Airline Clerk


Having given permission to male nurse Greg Focker to marry his daughter, ex-CIA man Jack Byrnes and his wife travel to Miami to Greg's parents, who this time around are Mr. and Mrs. Focker, who are as different from them as can be. As asked in the first movie, what sort of people name their son Gaylord M. Focker? Written by Uber Minion

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


And you thought your parents were embarrassing. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The opening scene (outside the hospital) is the same as in Meet the Parents (2000). See more »


Roz Focker says that "they're probably down in in Little Havana having chimichangas." Little Havana is a renowned Cuban area and traditional Cuban food does not include the Mexican dish of chimichangas. See more »


[first lines]
Gunther - Immigrant Man: You must do something! Baby's coming!
Greg Focker: Yes, I know baby's coming. Miss, you have to stay calm and take deep breaths, okay?
[to an admitting nurse named Myra]
Greg Focker: Myra! I need a doctor here right now!
Admitting Nurse: I'm working on it!
Venka - Immigrant Woman: You're not doctor?
Greg Focker: No, I'm a nurse.
Gunther - Immigrant Man: You're a man and you're a nurse?
Venka - Immigrant Woman: What kind of man is nurse?
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, Jack is seen watching the tapings of his secret camera, this was also done in the first movie when he watched Greg, this time he sees all of the Fockers in the camera. Also, this time, Greg realizes he's on-camera, and he has some fun at Jack's expense before revealing he's onto the surveillance. See more »

Alternate Versions

US DVD release features an extended edition which incorporates the deleted scenes (from the special features) into the theatrical cut and runs 124 minutes. See more »


Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #18.77 (2011) See more »


Written by Bruno Coon
Performed by Bruno Coon and HeadBone
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Those In-Laws
16 September 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In Meet The Parents Ben Stiller had to win the trust of Robert DeNiro and Blythe Danner the parents of his girl friend Teri Polo, that famed 'circle of trust' in the Byrnes family. Now the whole family is going to Florida where Stiller's parents the Fockers have a palatial estate and ideas that definitely run counter to those espoused by DeNiro.

That opposition is the basis of the wonderful comedy in this sequel to Meet The Parents. With the casting of Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand as Stiller's parents, Meet The Fockers is as funny, maybe funnier than the original film.

A whole lot of Focker family secrets are exposed in this comedy and with three of the biggest movie names in the past 40 years in the cast there was definitely built in box office. DeNiro, Hoffman, and Streisand show some incredible comic timing in this film.

There's nothing these two families agree on. Even down to the fact that Hoffman's a dog person and DeNiro a cat person is humorous material. The cat turning on the dog in the DeNiro/Danner trailer is a memorable scene.

Another favorite of mine are the touch football sequence. I doubt Kennedy family touch football was ever like this. There's also a memorable encounter with a Barney Fife like deputy where DeNiro, Hoffman, and Stiller all go to the pokey. Oddly enough Danner and Streisand hit it off well. Streisand is a sex therapist and makes good money doing it as we see by the way the Fockers live. In fact Hoffman though a lawyer became a stay at home dad. That really gets super macho DeNiro's dander up.

Fans of any and all of the players here should make Meet The Fockers a must for your viewing list.

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Release Date:

22 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meet the Parents 2 See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »


Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,120,980, 26 December 2004

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