Meet the Parents

Universal Released 2000




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Jay Roach

Before Gaylord "Greg" Focker can propose to his long-time girlfriend Pam Byrnes, he knows that he must ask for permission from her father, Jack. Since Pam's sister is about to get married, the couple flies to stay with Jack and his wife Dina so that they can attend the ceremony. Although Greg intends to get Jack's approval to marry, his plans are put on hold when he is receives an icy reception from Pam's father. Jack immediately shows his disapproval that Greg is a male nurse and incorrectly believes that Greg smokes marijuana. Soon, unlucky Greg finds himself becoming the catalyst for several unfortunate and destructive incidents around the Byrnes' home. As Greg tries to hide the mishaps, he finds himself facing off against Pam's father, who, much to Greg's dismay, is a retired CIA agent.


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    • Production budget - $55,000,000
      Domestic gross - $166,244,045 (7th)
      Worldwide gross - $330,444,045 (7th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $251,679,296
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $500,264,083

    • Other production companies:
      Nancy Tenenbaum Films
      Tribeca Productions
      United International Pictures (UK distributor)
      Dreamworks Distribution (US distributor)

    • Filming locations:
      Brooklyn, New York City, New York
      Chicago, Illinois,
      Greenvale, Long Island, New York
      Harrison, New York
      New York City, New York
      Old Brookville, Long Island, New York
      Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York
      Port Washington, Long Island, New York
      Pound Ridge, New York
      Vinegar Hill, New York
      Westchester County Airport, White Plains, New York
      Winnetka, Illinois

    • Taglines:
      1. No pressure.
      2. First comes love. Then comes the interrogation.
      3. He finally met the girl of his dreams. Too bad her dad's a nightmare.

    • Music:
      Written by Georges Bizet
      Flower Duet
      Written by Léo Delibes
      A Fool in Love
      Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
      Opening Title Performed by Randy Newman
      End Title Duet Performed by Randy Newman and Susanna Hoffs
      Danke Schoen
      Written by Bert Kaempfert, Milton Gabler, and Kurt Schwabach
      Performed by Wayne Newton
      Puff the Magic Dragon
      Written by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton
      Performed by Peter Paul & Mary
      Ya Ya
      Written by Clarence Lewis, Lee Dorsey, and Morris Levy
      Performed by Lee Dorsey
      Tiny Bubbles
      Written by Leon Pober
      Performed by The Waikiki Community Singers
      Day By Day
      Written by Stephen Schwartz
      What's New Pussycat?
      Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
      Poor Me
      Written by Fats Domino and David Bartholomew
      Performed by Randy Newman
      Shada Boxa
      Written and Performed by Peter Stringfellow and Jason Beltz
      California Girls
      Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
      Performed by The Beach Boys
      Wipe Out
      Written by Patrick Connolly, Robert Berryhill, Jim Fuller,
      and Ronald Wilson
      Performed by The Surfaris
      Got to Get My Mojo Working
      Written by Preston Foster
      Performed by Randy Newman
      Big Chief
      Written by Earl King
      Performed by Dr. John
      I'm Your Puppet
      Written by Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn
      Performed by Bobby Womack
      For Once In My Life
      Written by Orlando Murden and Ronald Miller
      Performed by Bobby Womack
      Jesu Bleibet Meine Freude
      Arranged for solo lute
      Love Is In The Air
      Performed by Robert De Niro

    • Academy Awards Nominations:
      1. Original Song - "A Fool In Love"

      Golden Globes Nominations:
      1. Actor - Robert De Niro  (won by George Clooney for O' Brother Where Art Thou)


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quirky love story, family gossip, quotable, witty remarks, sarcastic characters