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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.

Director:

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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USA | Germany | Canada

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:

$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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Michael Douglas' character Steve Tobias meets his son's friends, he is not actually saying what he seems to be saying. Given a more careful listening to, his words are an insult. 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: Doctor, do you know what a roofie is?
Jerry Peyser: Yeah I know what a roofie is, frat boys give them to girls at parties.
[Steve nods]
Jerry Peyser: Oh no. Oh don't rape me.
[passes out]
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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 Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

K-Ascendant
Written by Kingsuk Biswas
Performed by Kingsuk Biswas
Courtesy of No Immortal Records
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Extremely Funny
12 September 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Steve Tobias (Michael Douglas) is an undercover and efficient CIA agent, supported by the lower-ranked CIA agent Angela Harris (Robin Tunney), and assigned in a dangerous and secret international mission. He is trying to retrieve a nuclear submarine and arrest some international drug dealers and smugglers. Steve is also a reckless and absent father. His son Mark (Ryan Reynolds) is a lawyer, who is going to get married with Melissa Peyser (Lindsay Sloane), the daughter of the housewife Katherine Peyser (Maria Ricossa) and Jerry Peyser (Albert Brooks), a conservative podiatrist of Chicago. Jerry is the opposite of Steve, being afraid of airplanes and living a routinely life. When the two families meet for a dinner in a Vietnamese restaurant to celebrate the forthcoming wedding, Jerry is mistakenly identified as a secret agent, turning his life upside-down. I found this movie extremely funny. The combination of Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks was amazingly (and even surprisingly) good. The performance of David Suchet, as the gay French drug dealer and criminal Jean-Pierre Thibodoux, is also excellent and very funny. KC and the Sunshine Band playing an old hit is also great and completes a highly recommended comedy. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): 'Até Que os Parentes Nos Separem' ('Until the Relatives Get Us Apart')


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