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: $7,319,848,
25 May 2003
Gross USA: $20,453,431
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $26,891,849
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
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
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
We're the CIA.
Great, now I have to kill him.
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
Referenced in The In-Laws: Gag Reel
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 See more