Meet the Parents


1h 48m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Greg Focker is head over heels in love with his girlfriend Pam, and is ready to pop the big question. Greg realizes the key to Pam's hand in marriage lies with her formidable father, Jack Byrnes. A trip to New York for her sister's wedding seems just the right occasion for Greg to ask Pam to be his wife. But everything that could possibly go wrong, does. Upon his arrival at the family's picturesque home, Greg is greeted by what appears to be the picture-perfect family. But for a guy who usually resorts to dry wit in stressful situations, Greg is suddenly shooting blanks with Jack, a retired horticulturist--and rather imposing figure. No one is good enough for Jack's first-born daughter, and the fact that Greg is a cat-hating male nurse with a vulgar-sounding last name is not helping things at all. While Greg bends over backwards to try and make a good impression, his weekend begins with lost luggage at the airport and turns into a series of disasters.

Film Details

Also Known As
La familia de mi novia, Mon beau-pere et moi, Släkten är värst, familia de mi novia
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

Greg Focker is head over heels in love with his girlfriend Pam, and is ready to pop the big question. Greg realizes the key to Pam's hand in marriage lies with her formidable father, Jack Byrnes. A trip to New York for her sister's wedding seems just the right occasion for Greg to ask Pam to be his wife. But everything that could possibly go wrong, does. Upon his arrival at the family's picturesque home, Greg is greeted by what appears to be the picture-perfect family. But for a guy who usually resorts to dry wit in stressful situations, Greg is suddenly shooting blanks with Jack, a retired horticulturist--and rather imposing figure. No one is good enough for Jack's first-born daughter, and the fact that Greg is a cat-hating male nurse with a vulgar-sounding last name is not helping things at all. While Greg bends over backwards to try and make a good impression, his weekend begins with lost luggage at the airport and turns into a series of disasters.

Crew

G. A. Aguilar

Stunt Coordinator

Natalie Alexander

Adr

Newell Alexander

Adr

Tom Allen

Property Master

Bill Almeida

Best Boy

Bill Anagnos

Stunt Player

George H Anderson

Sound Editor

Julie Arenal

Other

Valentina Aulisi

Other

Burt Bacharach

Song

Tamara Bally

Accountant

Dawn Barkan

Animal Trainer

Dave Bartholomew

Song

Cynthia Bauer

Set Production Assistant

Milt Bearden

Consultant

Jason Beltz

Song Performer

Jason Beltz

Song

Robert Berryhill

Song

Michael Bigger

Makeup Artist

Steven A Blaho

Dolly Grip

Kent Blocher

Assistant Editor

David Bolton

Adr Mixer

Oanna Brett

Wardrobe Supervisor

J. C. Brotherhood

Special Effects Coordinator

Jeanette Browning

Adr

Kenneth J Burke

Best Boy Grip

Ronald J. Burke

Dolly Grip

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Brian Byers

Adr

Eva Z. Cabrera

Script Supervisor

Michael Cambria

Assistant

Brian Cantaldi

Location Assistant

Caesar Carnevale

Camera

Mitch Carter

Adr

Phillip V Caruso

Photography

Andrew Casey

Camera Operator

Robin Chambers

Assistant

Ellen Chenoweth

Casting

Eric Cheripka

Assistant Property Master

Andrew Cheung

Grip

Mary Ruth Clarke

Story By

Mary Ruth Clarke

From Story

Robert Clotworthy

Adr

Raymond Collins

Assistant

Patrick Connolly

Song

Bruno Coon

Music Editor

Blaise Corrigan

Stunt Player

Rich Cowan

Assistant Director

David Cowgill

Adr

Curtis Croeni

Assistant Editor

Douglas Crosby

Stunt Player

Mark Cross

Music

Ralph Crowley

Generator Operator

Nicholas Cupkovic

Other

Rocco Curatolo

Driver

Wendy Cutler

Adr

Juliet D'annibale

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michael Danziger

Consultant

David Davenport

Costumes

Hal David

Song

Don Davis

Original Music

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Victor De Nicola

Hair Stylist

Robert De Niro

Producer

Joe Deangelis

Other

Carey Depalma

Assistant Location Manager

Fats Domino

Song

Lee Dorsey

Song Performer

Lee Dorsey

Song

Dennis Drummond

Special Effects

Kim Drummond

Dialogue Editor

Jim Dunbar

Music

Ann Edgeworth

Assistant Property Master

James Edmiston

Grip

Patricia Eiben

Costumes

Iake Eissinmann

Adr

Peter Epstein

Stunt Player

Orin Faison

Medic

Jason Farrar

Accountant

Susan E. Farris

Casting Associate

Michael Ferrara

Assistant

Chris Ferraro

On-Set Dresser

Maurice Fitzgerald

Transportation Co-Captain

Jeff Flach

Location Manager

Mo Flam

Gaffer

Kevin W. Flynn

Grip

Preston Foster

Song

Mitchell Froom

Song

James Fuller

Song

Milt Gabler

Song

Jamie Gallagher

Generator Operator

David Giammarco

Dialogue Editor

Shaun Gilbert

Other

John Gilgar

Other

Steve Ginsburg

Accounting Assistant

John Glaser

Assistant Costume Designer

Greg Glienna

Story By

Greg Glienna

Associate Producer

Greg Glienna

From Story

Galen Goodpaster

Adr Editor

Frank Graziadei

Boom Operator

Tony Guida

Stunt Player

Judy Gurr

On-Set Dresser

Edith Hagigi

Assistant

Michael Haight

Special Effects

John Hamburg

Screenplay

Greg Hayden

Editor

Brenda Heins

Music Coordinator

Ilona Herman

Hair

Tony Hernandez

Office Assistant

Jim Herzfeld

Screenplay

Gary Hildebrand

Electrician

Bridget Hoffman

Adr

Susanna Hoffs

Song Performer

Tom Houghton

Other

Tom Houghton

Director Of Photography

Luana Jackman

Music Contractor

Peter James

Other

Peter James

Director Of Photography

Rusty James

Production Designer

David Johnson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Nils Johnson

Other

John R Johnston

Other

Bert Kaempfert

Song

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Jenny Kane

Assistant Producer

John Kasarda

Art Director

Kate Kelly

Production Coordinator

Hyun-joo Kim

Assistant Art Director

Earl King

Song

Elyse Klaits

Assistant

Jonathan Klein

Foley Editor

Andy Koyama

Rerecording

Goro Koyama

Foley Artist

Amy Kupferberg

Other

Annie Kuronyi

Location Assistant

Amy Lauritsen

Assistant Director

Steven E Lawler

Foreman

Francis Leach

Other

Deanna Leslie

Assistant Director

Gary Levitsky

On-Set Dresser

Morris Levy

Song

Clarence Lewis

Song

Todd Lichtenstein

Other

Herb Lieberz

Driver

Lenny Lipton

Song

Clay Liversidge

Rigging Gaffer

Dirk Long

Caterer

Mike Love

Song

Bruce Maccallum

Camera Operator

Christina Macgregor

Adr

Tod A Maitland

Sound Mixer

Andy Malcolm

Foley Artist

Donna Maloney

Wardrobe Supervisor

Bobby Mancuso

Assistant

Gina Marcheschi

Assistant

Christopher Marcoux

Assistant Editor

Cindy Marty

Special Effects

James O Maull

Post-Production Accountant

Ryan Mccormick

Office Assistant

Thomas Mcgoldrick

Driver

Kevin Mckenna

Video Assist/Playback

Dennis Mcneill

Color Timer

Bill Meadows

Other

Ron Mellegers

Foley Recordist

Linda Melo

Makeup Artist

Ronald N Miller

Song

Tracey Mitchel-lai

Assistant

Solange G Monnier

Craft Service

James Morioka

Assistant Sound Editor

Orlando Murden

Song

Scott M Murray

Assistant

Alan Muzeni

On-Set Dresser

Kenneth D Nelson

Construction Coordinator

Rick Nelson

On-Set Dresser

Randy Newman

Song Performer

Randy Newman

Music

Randy Newman

Song

Randy Newman

Original Music

Wayne Newton

Song Performer

Jennifer Nickson

Assistant

Edward O'donnell

Transportation Captain

Rita Ogden

Makeup Artist

Lindon Oldham

Song

Marcie Olivi

Costumes

Daniel Orlandi

Costume Designer

Greg Outcalt

Accountant

John Panuccio

Key Grip

Jacqueline Payne

Hair Stylist

Dan Penn

Song

Elisa Pensler-gabrielli

Adr

Emo Philips

Associate Producer

Lance Phox

Other

Leon Pober

Song

Raymond C Polak

On-Set Dresser

Jon Poll

Editor

Stephen Pope

Stunt Player

Randall Poster

Music Supervisor

Robert Prate

Best Boy

Thomas J. Prate

Key Grip

Film Details

Also Known As
La familia de mi novia, Mon beau-pere et moi, Släkten är värst, familia de mi novia
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Award Nominations

Best Song

2000

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2000 People's Choice Awards for Favorite Comedy Motion Picture.

Released in United States Fall October 6, 2000

Released in United States on Video March 6, 2001

Remake of the 75-minute independent feature "Meet the Parents" (USA/1992), directed by Greg Glienna and starring Glienna and Jacqueline Cahill.

Steven Soderbergh was previously attached to direct.

Began shooting November 8, 1999.

Completed shooting February 8, 2000.

Released in United States Fall October 6, 2000

Released in United States on Video March 6, 2001