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Son in Law (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 July 1993 (USA)
Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town.

Director:

Steve Rash

Writers:

Patrick J. Clifton (story) (as Patrick Clifton), Susan McMartin (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pauly Shore ... Crawl
Carla Gugino ... Rebecca Warner
Lane Smith ... Walter Warner
Cindy Pickett ... Connie Warner
Mason Adams ... Walter Warner Sr.
Patrick Renna ... Zack Warner
Dennis Burkley ... Theo
Tiffani Thiessen ... Tracy (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)
Dan Gauthier ... Travis
Ria Pavia ... Carol
Lisa Lawrence Lisa Lawrence ... Lisa
Graham Jarvis ... Principal
Nick Light Nick Light ... Mud Wrestling Announcer
Ernie Kinney Ernie Kinney ... Horace
Troy Shire Troy Shire ... Cowboy
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Storyline

Country girl Rebecca begins college in Los Angeles. There she meets Crawl, a student who is crazy, unpredictable and wild. During the holidays she brings him with her home. Her parents have never seen anything like him and are shocked when Rebecca tells them that they are engaged to be married. Two different worlds collide... Written by Anonymous

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He's a relative nightmare.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for elements of sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En svärson på halsen See more »

Filming Locations:

Baldwin Park, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,033,310, 5 July 1993

Gross USA:

$36,448,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,448,400
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Brendan Fraser: Link, his character from Encino Man (1992). Crawl sees Link at a party dressed as he appeared in the last scene of the movie, and says "cool costume". Link eats a plastic frog and walks away as Crawl mouths the words "Was that...?", implying that Link and Crawl had met before. See more »

Goofs

While Becca is speaking to the employee in the tattoo parlor, the location of the tear-drop tattoos on the employee's face changes from side to side between cuts. See more »

Quotes

Crawl: Where are you from?
Becca: South Dakota
Crawl: Fresh off the farm, oh my God, I can't believe it. Right across the hallway. Hallelujah. So you're inbred?
Becca: What?
Crawl: You know, where your mom's your dad, and your dad's your brother.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, except for Pauly Shore, each actor's name is listed when their character appears in the shot. See more »

Connections

References The Waltons (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wonder Why
Written and Performed by D.D. Wood
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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26 August 2004 | by michaelsibley416See all my reviews

"Son In Law" is the best Pauly Shore movie made.

"Son In Law" combines comedy from Shore as well as the rest of the cast to moments that will just say wow I didn't know Pauly Shore could do that: I wish his other movies were as good as this one because his comedic talent is great.

The biggest highlight of "Son In Law" came by way of the performance of an actress named Carla Gugino. Watching "Son In Law" years after it was released, it is something special to watch her because she brings her beauty and electricity to a movie; most of which she has brought to future films.


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