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In this comedy, stockbroker Jon Aldrich (Tom Selleck) is the man who has it all, until his ill, aging parents (Don Ameche and Anne Jackson) move in with him. As his perfect life begins to disintegrate bit by bit, Jon becomes more and more depressed and disillusioned. Finally, broke and friendless, Jon begins to listen to his addled parents' insistence that he do away with them and use their insurance money to start again.


Anne Jackson
as Mildred
Peter Mackie Burns
as Another Trader
Jon Favreau
as Chicago Taxi Driver
Christopher J. Campbell
as 1st Taxi Driver
Omar Cabral
as Dr. Aviano
Will Knickerbocker
as 2nd Taxi Driver
Ilse Earl
as Lois Elliott
Mal Jones
as Retired Doctor
Sid Raymond
as Retired Attorney
George O
as Doorman
Bob Gordon
as William
Jerry Hotchkiss
as 1st Neighbor
Dee Dee Deering
as 1st Neighbor's Wife
Evelyn Brooks
as Retired Lawyer's Wife
Robert Escobar
as Florida Cop
Wanda Christine
as County Nurse
Teri McEvoy
as 1st Reporter
Ross Gottstein
as 2nd Reporter
Frankie Dávila
as Shoe Salesman
Toni Fleming
as Lady Shoe Buyer
Juan Ramírez
as Shoe Store Owner
Nydia Rodriguez Terracina
as Shoe Store Owner's Wife
Mary Seibel
as Condo Manager
Richard Sullivan Lee
as Police Officer
Gerald Owens
as Dr. Bush
Evan Lionel
as Gang Leader
Magic Slim
as Blues Singer
Tony Mockus Jr.
as Chicago Cop
O. Boyd Clow
as Lenny's Partner
Mike Barger
as Paramedic
Mario Nieves
as 2nd Cousin
Juan Olmedo
as 1st Cousin
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Critic Reviews for Folks!

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (7)

  • The film's appeal will depend largely on whether you feel like laughing at senile dementia and automobile accidents.

    May 4, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • [Director Kotcheff] treats material that might have been effective as dark, nightmare comedy as something bright, bouncy and frivolous, an approach that kills all the laughs and turns shock into mere tastelessness.

    May 4, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Klane has written this one as less of a slow burn, going instead for obnoxiously stunt-filled, madcap farce, all the way to the high-concept-reinforcing title exclamation point.

    May 4, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Marking severe career setbacks for Ameche and Selleck, Folks! represents an obvious miscalculation as to the low intelligence of the mass audience.

    Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…

    Lawrence Cohn

    Top Critic
  • Masquerading as a commentary on the greedy '80s, this is clearly the sort of moronic comedy beloved of the Weekend at Bernie's team of Kotcheff and writer Robert Klane.

    Jan 26, 2006 | Full Review…

    Colette Maude

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • It's not easy to fathom how Mr. Selleck or any other actor could have read this far in Robert Klane's screenplay and still decided to go full steam ahead.

    May 20, 2003

Audience Reviews for Folks!

A horribly cheesy, cliche "comedy" that asks us to find humor in a mean-spirited, depressing story about an elderly couple begging their son to murder them on a count of the fact that they just can't stand living in pain anymore.

Brandon Williamson
Brandon Williamson

Super Reviewer


While it had it's shares of laughs, the rest of the film kind of just passed on by like unwanted in-laws during Christmas vacation.

Joseph Eastmond
Joseph Eastmond

Super Reviewer

Good disaster comedy of Tom Selleck, sans moustache, loses not only his sanity, but also one ear, one eye, a couple of toes and a testicle.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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