The In-Laws (1979)


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Dentist Sheldon Kornpett (Alan Arkin) is a respectable man. He has a daughter who is about to marry the son of a very suspicious character, Vince Ricardo (Peter Falk). They are practically relatives already, the wedding is so near. Certainly, Sheldon already despises Vince as if he were already a well-known relative. Nontheless, Vince calls on Sheldon and convinces him to go with him on a series of wild and hilarious adventures, claiming all the while that he is a CIA agent, and that what he is … More

Rating: PG-13 (for suggestive humor, language, some drug references and action violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Bergman
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 13, 2003
Warner Bros. Pictures


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as General Garcia

as Carol Kornpett

as Barbara Kornpett

as Jean Ricardo

as Tommy Ricardo

as Mr. Hirschorn

as Bing Wong

as Bank Teller

as Mrs. Adelman

as Cab Driver

as Ski Mask

as T Man #1

as Deliveryman #1

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as Billy Wong

as Man at Car Painting ...

as Carmen Dragon

as Bank Manager

as Lieutenant

as Bartender

as T Man #2

as T Man #3

as Ad Lib #4

as Driver

as Officer

as Barry Lutz
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Critic Reviews for The In-Laws

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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The teaming of Alan Arkin with Peter Falk was inspired casting.

Full Review… | March 30, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Inspired lunacy.

January 27, 2006
Fantastica Daily

Audience Reviews for The In-Laws

Original. A unforgettable comedy, Falk and Arkin are very good. The In-Laws have a fresh review by me. Andrew Bergman make a really funny screenplay.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

A very funny movie. The plot is predictable and familiar today, but if you look past that, the movie is enjoyable, and it has a pretty good cast too, I liked it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


What an entertaining and fun film. Peter Falk is in great form. The pace is great, the script is well written. Superior to the remake.

James Higgins

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