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The Thing About My Folks (2005)

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Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day ... See full summary »

Director:

Raymond De Felitta

Writer:

Paul Reiser
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Sam Kleinman
Paul Reiser ... Ben Kleinman
Olympia Dukakis ... Muriel Kleinman
Elizabeth Perkins ... Rachel Kleinman
Mackenzie Connolly Mackenzie Connolly ... Lilly Kleinman
Lydia Jordan ... Mia Kleinman
Ann Dowd ... Linda
Claire Beckman ... Hillary
Mimi Lieber ... Bonnie
Bernie McInerney Bernie McInerney ... Mr. Harrison
Catherine Taormina ... Young Muriel Kleinman
Rachel Robinson ... Voice of Young Muriel
Rich Duva ... Young Sam Kleinman
Marshall Efron ... Tow Truck Driver
Dennis Sheehan Dennis Sheehan ... Tackle Shop Owner
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Storyline

Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for sale. The day trip turns into a road trip while dad and son explore their past, their relationship, and why Sam's wife might have left him. The road trip includes fishing, drinking, playing pool, sleeping under the stars, and frank discussion. Anger simmers close at hand, as do love and hope. Where Sam's wife is - and why she left - leads to the movie's resolution. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes the fruit falls very far from the tree.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, including some suggestive references | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Esto es todo amigos See more »

Filming Locations:

Garwood, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$235,341, 18 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$814,682, 30 October 2005
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie, Paul Reiser drives a Peugeot 505. In the Columbo TV series, Peter Falk drives a Peugeot 403. See more »

Goofs

When the son and father are driving down the road, the red car behind them disappears then reappears. After a few shots the red car finally passes them. See more »

Quotes

[Two young girls walk by. Sam keeps staring after them, finally points at them]
Sam Kleinman: Explain that to me.
Ben Kleinman: What?
Sam Kleinman: The holes in those jeans...
Ben Kleinman: Uh-uh.
Sam Kleinman: They're on purpose?
Ben Kleinman: That's right.
Sam Kleinman: It's not because she's poor, and can only afford ripped clothes?
Ben Kleinman: That's correct, sir.
Sam Kleinman: [takes this in] And she doesn't mind that we can see her ass peeking out like that?
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #14.30 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Until We Meet Again
(uncredited)
Written & by Joe Lervold
Performed by The Joel Evans Quartet
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/MasterSource
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An unadvertised masterpiece
11 February 2006 | by lemmmarySee all my reviews

I was looking through the movie listings in my area on yahoo and seen a movie that had not been advertised. I looked closer and noticed that Peter Falk and Paul Reiser were in it. Having watched "Mad about you", once, I was not a fan of Paul Reiser. However, I am a big fan of Peter Falk. So the spouse and I took a chance. We were both swept into this story. The beautiful scenery, the heartfelt acting and the sense of family and moral values that are seldom seen in movies and the world today. Not that sappy emoted junk, but real life situations from real life-like people. I even have to say, Paul Reiser was excellent, although, I still won't watch "Mad about you". I don't know where this movie has gone. I heard it was put out in limited release. It should be shared with the world. It is one of the finest movies I have seen. M.


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