It Runs in the Family


1h 49m 2003

Brief Synopsis

The Grombergs are a highly successful family--except when it comes to communicating with each other. Alex Gromberg is a man caught in the middle. Navigating the tricky, ever-changing roles of father, son, and husband, he's trying to avoid the mistakes his father made while coming to terms with the o

Film Details

Also Known As
Few Good Years, A, Smack in the Kisser, Smack in the Puss
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Big Film Design; Digital Cinema Inc.; MGM Distribution Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Noelle Penraat Incorporated; Premier Caterers; Reelsound Ltd; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Distribution Company
Buena Vista International; Gaumont Buena Vista International; Haskolabio; MGM Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

The Grombergs are a highly successful family--except when it comes to communicating with each other. Alex Gromberg is a man caught in the middle. Navigating the tricky, ever-changing roles of father, son, and husband, he's trying to avoid the mistakes his father made while coming to terms with the ones he's already passed on to his own sons. Alex's wife, Rebecca, is a psychologist trying to balance a professional life with her marriage and raising her kids. Mitchell Gromberg, the patriarch and a retired partner of one of New York's leading law firms, is having difficulty coming to grips with his mortality. Evelyn is his devoted wife and has been his emotional rock throughout their marriage--and the peacemaker between him and Alex. Asher Gromberg, Alex's eldest son, is a rebellious college student trying to cope with life, love, and sex in a confused society. And Eli, Alex's 11-year old, is perhaps the "oldest" and most levelheaded of all the Gromberg men. Three generations of an American family, they all live separate lives, each in their own dysfunctional way. But every once in awhile, there comes a time to come together--to celebrate, to laugh, to fight, to cry, and to care for each other.

Crew

Jane Pia Abramowitz

Assistant Editor

Paul Alexander

Song ("Flawless")

George Alison

Art Director

Jordan Alport

Set Staff Assistant

Pieter Anker

Foley Supervisor

Badi Assad

Song Performer ("Waves")

Kai Aulich

Foley Artist

Billy Austin

Song ("Is You Is Or Is You Ain'T My Baby")

Ian Baker

Director Of Photography

Ja'el Baker

Song ("A Little Bit Of You")

Japheth Baker

Set Staff Assistant

Randall Balsmeyer

Visual Effects Designer (Big Film Design)

Randall Balsmeyer

Visual Effects Supervisor (Big Film Design)

Howard Bargroff

Rerecording Sound Mixer

Ben Barker

Assistant Sound Editor

Michael Barosky

Production Sound Mixer

Bob Becchio

1st Assistant "B" Camera

Jim Belletier

1st Assistant "B" Camera

Lisa Bellomo

Senior Vice President Of Production (Furthur Films)

Julianne Berkowitz

Assistant (To Michael Douglas)

Elizabeth Bonaventura

Scenic Charge

Rebecca Bond

Set Staff Assistant

Michael Borasky

Sound Designer

Dawn Bridgewater

Set Staff Assistant

Peter Buccosi

Stunt Coordinator

Kristine Bulakowski

Extras Casting

Allen Burry

Unit Publicist

Lynn M Canfield

Song ("Down By The Seine")

Jim Carden

Production Accountant

Susan Carrano

Assistant Costume Designer

Moose Charlap

Song ("Here I Am In Love Again")

Don Ciana

Color Timer

Phil Cohen

1st Assistant "A" Camera

Angela Congelose

Comptroller (Furthur Films)

Tom Constabile

Construction Coordinator

J. John Corbett

Digital Effects Artist (Big Film Design)

Pete Corby

Stunt Double (For Kirk Douglas)

Colin Cumberbatch

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jessica Daniels

Casting Assistant

Bobby Darin

Song Performer ("You'Ll Never Know")

Richard Dean

Key Makeup Artist

Michael Dennison

Costume Supervisor

Mark Desimone

Adr Rerecordist

Ruth Dipasquale

Assistant Property Master

Joel Douglas

Associate Producer

Michael Douglas

Producer

Peter Drexler

Foley Artist

Marcy Drogin

Co-Producer

Alyson Evans

Production Supervisor

Ella Fitzgerald

Song Performer ("Where Or When")

Henry Frayne

Song ("Down By The Seine")

Leslie Fuller

Makeup Artist

Brendan T Gamble

Song ("Down By The Seine")

Guy Gerber

Song Performer ("Off My Back")

Guy Gerber

Song ("Off My Back")

Christopher Goode

Unit Production Manager

Mack Gordon

Song ("You'Ll Never Know")

Paul Grabowsky

Original Music

Paul Grabowsky

Music

Paul Grabowsky

Music Conductor

Frank Granziadei

Boom Operator

Robin Gray

Music Recording

Robin Gray

Music Mixing

Buddy Greco

Song Performer ("Here I Am In Love Again")

Edith Hagigi

Assistant (To Fred Schepisi)

Ken Hahn

Rerecording Sound Mixer

Marlus C Harding

First Assistant Accountant

Roy Hargrove

Song Performer ("Forget Regret")

Lorenz Hart

Song ("Where Or When")

Elizabeth Hedges

2nd Assistant "B" Camera

Fred Heid

Color Timer

Eric Henriquez

Second Assistant Director

Pedro Hernandez

2nd Company Grip

Lys Hopper

Location Manager

Max Hoskins

Supervising Sound Editor

Susan Jacobs

Music Supervisor

Yasmina Jacobs

Set Staff Assistant

Jaqueline Jacobson

Buyer

D. Michelle Johnson

Hair Stylist

Louis Jordan

Song ("Is You Is Or Is You Ain'T My Baby")

Avy Kaufman

Casting

Kristan C Keck

Assistant (To Kerry Orent)

Kathy Kelehan

Visual Effects Production Supervisor (Big Film Design)

Thomas Kodros

Dolby Sound Consultant

Diana Krall

Song Performer ("You'Ll Never Know")

David Kramer

Voice Casting

Tobias Kuhn

Song ("Pretty Day")

Annie Kuronyi

Assistant Location Manager

Jessica Lacy

Set Staff Assistant

Terry Lavada

Costumer

James Lavigne

Assistant (To Marcy Drogin At Furthur Films)

James Lavigne

Creative Executive (Furthur Films)

Ron Layton

Orchestra Contractor

Diane Lederman

Set Decorator

Jessica Lichtner

Script Supervisor

Tommy Lipuma

Music Producer ("You'Ll Never Know")

Victoria Mcgarry Lorino

Post-Production Supervisor

Lisa Lynn

Assistant (To Kirk Douglas)

Bruce Maccallum

"B" Camera Operator

Stacy Maller

Song Performer ("A Little Bit Of You")

Gary Martone

Key Grip

Grant Maxwell

Rerecording Sound Mixer

Stephanie Mckay

Song Performer ("Forget Regret")

Charles E Meere

Assistant Chief Lighting Technician

Meredith Mills

Production Coordinator

Ellen Mirojnick

Costume Designer

Robert Mitas

Assistant (To Michael Douglas)

Talley Morse

Dolly Grip

Linda Murphy

Boom Operator

Michael Murphy

Assistant Property Master

Clemens Nuernberger

Foley Recordist

Shawn Nuzzo

Assistant Editor

Kerry Orent

Executive Producer

Tina Pacheco

First Assistant Editor

Aaron Panzanti

Steadicam Operator

Aaron Panzanti

Camera Operator

Todd R Pfeiffer

First Assistant Director

David J Pino

Song ("Carwash Romance")

Morgan Pitts

On Set Dresser

Scott Ramsey

Chief Lighting Technician

Nic Ratner

Music Editor

Demian Resnick

Assistant Location Manager

Manuel Rey Gonzalez

Digital Effects Artist (Big Film Design)

Sarah Ritson

Assistant (To Fred Schepisi)

Richard Rodgers

Song ("Where Or When")

Tom Sayers

Sound Editor

Bethann Schebece

Assistant (To Kirk Douglas)

Fred Schepisi

Executive Producer

Nick Schepisi

Set Staff Assistant

Robert W Schmitt

Key Construction Grip

Andy Schwartz

Still Photographer

Jacques Schwarz-bart

Song ("Forget Regret")

Mark Schwentner

Rigging Chief Lighting Technician

Volker Schwinn

Foley Editor

Amit Sethi

Digital Effects Artist (Big Film Design)

Ejigayehu Shibabaw

Song ("Abet Wubet")

Ejigayehu Shibabaw

Song Performer

Susan Shufro

Music Editor

Mariangela Assad Simao

Song ("Waves")

Matthew Sirianni

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Allan D Smith

2nd Assistant "A" Camera

Kerrie Smith

Key Hair Stylist

Melissa Soltis

Camera Loader

Igor Srubshchik

Video Assist

Oliver Stumm

Song ("Flawless")

Chuck Sweeney

Song ("Here I Am In Love Again")

Hartsell Taylor

Costumer

Jonathan Tessler

Property Master

Solomon Thompson

Craft Service

Aimee Toledano

Editing Assistant

Timothy Trudeau

Music Producer ("When Kenpo Strikes"), Music Producer ("Soft Spoken")

Joseph Tucci

Song ("Flawless")

Gary Turnier

Song ("Flawless")

Fred Velde

Photo Double (For Kirk Douglas)

Joe Violante

Dailies Advisor

Antonio Vivaldi

Music ("Concerto In G Minor")

Ralph Volpe

Transportation Co-Captain

Sonny Volpe

Transportation Captain

Patrizia Von Brandenstein

Production Designer

Emile Waldteufel

Song ("The Skaters")

Wayne Wallace

Song ("A Little Bit Of You")

Harry Warren

Song ("You'Ll Never Know")

Dinah Washington

Song Performer ("Is You Is Or Is You Ain'T My Baby")

Maureen Whalen

Casting Associate

Jesse Wigutow

Screenwriter

Andrew Wilkison

Sound Editor

Kate Williams

Editor

Nashom Wooden

Song ("Flawless")

Yuri Worontschak

Score Supervisor

Susan J. Wright

Costume Supervisor

Jon Zeidman

Assistant Location Manager

Film Details

Also Known As
Few Good Years, A, Smack in the Kisser, Smack in the Puss
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Big Film Design; Digital Cinema Inc.; MGM Distribution Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Noelle Penraat Incorporated; Premier Caterers; Reelsound Ltd; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Distribution Company
Buena Vista International; Gaumont Buena Vista International; Haskolabio; MGM Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 25, 2003

Released in United States on Video October 21, 2003

Furthur Films is Michael Douglas' production company.

Released in United States Spring April 25, 2003

Released in United States on Video October 21, 2003