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In this comedy from director Jay Roach, Ben Stiller plays a young man who endures a disastrous weekend at the home of his girlfriend's parents. Greg Focker (Stiller) is completely in love with Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo), and views their upcoming trip to her parents' house on Long Island (where her sister is to be married during the weekend) as a perfect opportunity to ask her to marry him. Once Greg is introduced to Pam's parents, however, things stampede steadily downhill. Pam's father, Jack (Robert De Niro), takes an instant and obvious dislike to his daughter's boyfriend, lambasting him for his job as a nurse and generally making Greg painfully aware of the differences between him and Pam's family. Where Greg is grubby, relatively unambitious, and Jewish, Pam comes from a long line of well-mannered, blue-blooded WASPs. Things go from bad to worse in less time than it takes to spin a dreidel, with Greg incurring the wrath of both Pam's father -- who, it turns out, worked for the CIA for 34 years -- and the rest of her family, and almost single-handedly destroying their house and the wedding in the process. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

  • Release date:October 6, 2000

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Randy Newman Best Song 2000 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Robert De Niro Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2000 Nominee

Cast

Robert De Niro
as Jack Byrnes
Ben Stiller
as Greg Focker
Blythe Danner
as Dina Byrnes
Teri Polo
as Pam Byrnes
James Rebhorn
as Larry Banks
Jon Abrahams
as Denny Byrnes
Phyllis George
as Linda Banks
Kali Rocha
as Flight Attendant
Thomas McCarthy
as Bob Banks
Nicole DeHuff
as Debbie Byrnes
Owen Wilson
as Kevin Rawley

Crew

Jay Roach
Director
Jay Roach
Producer
Nancy Tenenbaum
Producer
Robert De Niro
Producer
Jane Rosenthal
Producer
Greg Glienna
Screen Story
John Hamburg
Screenwriter
Jim Herzfeld
Screenwriter
Randy Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Randall Poster
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jon Poll
Editor
John Kasarda
Art Director
Shauna Weinberg
Co-producer
Amy Sayres
Co-producer
Emo Philips
Associate Producer
Jim Vincent
Associate Producer
Greg Glienna
Associate Producer
Karin Wiesel
Set Designer
Karin Wiesel
Set Decorator
Daniel Orlandi
Costume Designer
Ellen Chenoweth
Casting
Marco Schnabel
Second Unit Director
Jeannette Browning
ADR Recordist
Tom Houghton
Second Unit Director Of Photography
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