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The In-Laws (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Thriller | 23 May 2003 (USA)
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Right before his daughter's wedding, a mild-mannered foot doctor discovers that his future son-in-law's father is a free-wheeling international spy.

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Andrew Fleming

Writers:

Andrew Bergman (screenplay "The In-Laws"), Nat Mauldin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Douglas ... Steve Tobias
Michael Bodnar Michael Bodnar ... Cherkasov's Bodyguard
Vladimir Radian Vladimir Radian ... Cherkasov
Robin Tunney ... Angela Harris
Albert Brooks ... Jerry Peyser
Boyd Banks ... Patient
Susan Aceron ... Nurse
Lindsay Sloane ... Melissa Peyser
Maria Ricossa ... Katherine Peyser
Ryan Reynolds ... Mark Tobias
Tseng Chang ... Quan Le
Tamara Gorski ... Yadira
Matt Birman ... Agent at Restaurant
A. Russell Andrews ... Agent Will Hutchins (as Russell Andrews)
Richard Waugh ... Agent Thorn
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Storyline

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 ... Written by Huggo

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He's not losing his daughter. He's gaining a madman. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive humor, language, some drug references and action violence | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | French | Mandarin

Release Date:

23 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wedding Party See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,319,848, 25 May 2003

Gross USA:

$20,453,431

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,891,849
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Nat Mauldin, who confessed he was so impressed by Andrew Bergman's 1979 screenplay for The In-Laws (1979), that he sent Bergman a fan letter, and provided some specifics: "There is more attention this time to changes the father of the groom undergoes, whereas in the original it was primarily the bride's father who experienced a transformation. Also, the young couple are more an integral part of our story and the groom's relationship with his father gets a deeper exploration." See more »

Goofs

A submarine would never be able to get into the Great Lakes undetected as Lake St. Clair's deepest point is 27 ft. The conn tower would be showing the entire way of the trip through the lake. See more »

Quotes

Steve Tobias: We're the CIA.
Angela Harris: Great, now I have to kill him.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The In-Laws: Gag Reel (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Close for Comfort
Written by Jerry Bock, Lawrence Holofcener and George David Weiss
Performed by Mel Tormé
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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It's THE ODD COUPLE meets TRUE LIES.
29 June 2003 | by mack3175See all my reviews

The best comedy all year. Even funnier then Bruce Almighty, at least the jokes never seem to wear out in this movie. The film is about Jerry Peyser(Albert Brooks) an uptight foot doctor, preparing for his daughter Melissa's(Lindsay Sloane, big red from Bring It On) wedding. He finally meets the grooms father named Steve Tobias( Michael Douglas). But things really get crazy when Jerry discovers that Steve is actually a secret agent, and he gets dragged in on one of his missions. Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks are laugh out loud funny team. You can really tell they were having a ball. It has great action and great laughs.


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