In four days, Jerry Peyser and Steve Tobias will become in-laws when their respective offspring, Melissa Peyser and Mark Tobias, get married. Married Jerry is a Chicago area podiatrist. He is risk averse to an extreme, afraid of heights including being in tall buildings and flying, even watching airline commercials. He is also extremely controlling, having organized the lavish wedding against the simple affair Melissa had envisioned. He is aggravated that he has not yet met Steve, who has missed one family function after another. Divorced Steve is a photocopy machine salesman... or so Mark says. In reality, Steve is a deep undercover CIA field agent, something that Mark knows but is unable to divulge to anyone, even Tracy and her family. His work, which has always overtaken his life, is the reason Steve has missed all these family events. Steve is unwilling to hand over reigns of his cases to his junior partner, the capable Angela Harris. Steve finally meets the Peysers, which Steve ...
He's not losing his daughter. He's gaining a madman.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for suggestive humor, language, some drug references and action violence
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23 May 2003 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Wedding Party
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Opening Weekend USA: $9,222,334,
26 May 2003, Wide Release
Gross USA: $20,440,627, 27 July 2003
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $3,905,032, 7 November 2003
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Another design job requiring a blend of reality and imagination was Chicago's Quan Le Café, where the Peysers first break bread with the mercurial Steve Tobias (Michael Douglas
). Leaving the exterior on-site footage for a separate shoot, director Andrew Fleming
commissioned production designer Andrew McAlpine
to create an interior for the Vietnamese restaurant that could accommodate a rush of simultaneous action. During the brief dinner, Steve Tobias breaks away from his table several times in order to confer with his partner, conclude his arms deal, and do battle with an armed FBI agent in the restroom, before sprinting out just as the kitchen erupts in flames. McAlpine outlined: "We have people moving in and out of doors, sitting at tables; there are five elements and different eye lines active at the same time. It would have been impractical to shoot in an existing location so we decided to use a stage. Because of the restaurant's large front windows, that also necessitated building a street outside and replicating the existing shops and neon signage across the road. We recreate the actual street, but the interior is totally unique to the film." See more
The stolen Soviet submarine could not have appeared in Lake Michigan unnoticed because it would have to pass through several locks on the St Lawrence Seaway to get there. See more
I don't know one person here.
That's because it's not an arms market.
As the end credits start, the camera moves out over the water. After a while, we see and hear Angela Harris (Robin Tunney) waving and calling for help. See more
Written by Barry Gibb
, Robin Gibb
and Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd. (U.K.)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more