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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Steve Tobias
Michael Bodnar ... Cherkasov's Bodyguard
Vladimir Radian ... Cherkasov
... Angela Harris
... Jerry Peyser
... Patient
... Nurse
... Melissa Peyser
... Katherine Peyser
... Mark Tobias
... Quan Le
... Yadira
... Agent at Restaurant
... Agent Will Hutchins (as Russell Andrews)
... Agent Thorn
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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 »


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

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Steve Tobias: I don't know one person here.
Jerry Peyser: That's because it's not an arms market.
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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 »

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Referenced in Multiple Takes with Albert Brooks (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding Day
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
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Overall very good
13 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I wasnt excepting a good movie after seeing it flop and the boxoffice and hearing the reviews that people saying about the movie. But I personally loved it. Its a cute little movie that deserves much more credit then it got. I recommend this movie to everyone. I give this 4/5 stars


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