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Son in Law

This article is about the 1993 film. For other uses, see Son-in-law (disambiguation).

Son in Law [sic] is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Steve Rash and starring Pauly Shore, Carla Gugino, Lane Smith, Cindy Pickett, Tiffani Thiessen, Patrick Renna, Dan Gauthier and Dennis Burkley.

Son in Law
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySteve Rash
Screenplay byFax Bahr
Adam Small
Shawn Schepps
Story byPatrick J. Clifton
Susan McMartin
Peter M. Lenkov
Produced byPeter M. Lenkov
Michael Rotenberg
Starring
CinematographyPeter Deming
Edited byDennis M. Hill
Jerry L. Roof
Music byRichard Gibbs
Production
company
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release date
  • July 2, 1993 (1993-07-02) (United States)
Running time
95 minutes
LanguageEnglish
Box office$36.4 million (US/Canada)

Contents

Rebecca ("Becca") Warner moves from her small South Dakota farm town to attend college at the fictional University of Los Angeles. On her first day, she and her parents Walter and Connie meet Crawl, the resident advisor of Becca's coed dormitory. After they leave, the clash of cultures causes Becca to consider returning home, but Crawl convinces her to give the college a chance. She soon begins to acclimate, cutting and dyeing her hair, dressing in a Californian style and even getting a tattoo of a butterfly on her ankle. Becca invites Crawl to spend the Thanksgiving break with her family back home.

When Becca and Crawl arrive in South Dakota, the Warners and Becca's boyfriend Travis are shocked by the changes in Becca. At dinner, Becca realizes that Travis wants to propose marriage to her and she urges Crawl to speak. Unable to come up with anything off the cuff, Crawl tells them that he has already proposed and she had accepted. This upsets Becca's family, who begin to disdain Crawl, and Travis, who punches Crawl in the face. Now acting as a future son-in-law, Crawl expresses an interest in farming but bumbles his way through daily chores, to the amusement of Walter and his farmhand Theo. However, Crawl begins to prove himself as an avid farmer, quickly learning how to perform each task he's given. He also begins to endear himself to the rest of the family. He impresses Becca's little brother Zack with his computer skills, and Zack begins to see him as a big brother. He compliments Connie's appearance and helps to bring her out of her shell for Walter. When Walter's father has a heart attack, Crawl performs CPR and earns Walter's trust for aiding his father.

While shopping for clothes, Crawl meets Becca's friend Tracy. Travis apologizes to Crawl for hitting him and invites him to a bachelor party, where Tracy dances for Crawl. The next morning, Becca finds Crawl and Tracy waking up in the barn and furiously calls off the wedding, but Crawl and Tracy cannot remember what happened. Crawl leaves to head back to L.A. while Travis, who had been seeing Tracy on the side, berates her for behavior the previous night. Tracy finds her car seat suspiciously left all the way back and discovers a bottle of pills underneath it. After picking up Crawl, who was attempting to hitchhike, she visits the Warner house to confront Travis and Theo while the Warners are sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner. Theo confesses that they drugged them and that he set them up in the barn. Walter immediately fires Theo despite his honesty. Becca stands up to Travis and Crawl knocks him down, revealing that he had majored in karate for two semesters. After Travis and Theo leave, Tracy is invited to sit with the Warners while Walter asks his son-in-law to cut the turkey. Becca tries to speak the truth about Crawl's proposal, but he stops her, saying that they have not yet decided on a wedding date and need wait a while before making the decision, hinting that he intends to legitimately propose to Rebecca and have a proper relationship that the Warners will respect.

After Encino Man, Shore was considering a project with New Line Cinema, but was persuaded by Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg to stay with Disney and make Son in Law.

The promotional poster for the film is a parody of the painting American Gothic. The opening title sequence and graduation ceremony scene were filmed at Wasco High School in Wasco, California.[citation needed]

To promote the film, MTV ran a contest to marry Pauly Shore in Las Vegas, won by Tanya Cinotti of Salisbury, Mass. Though there was a ceremony on July 2, 1993, no marriage certificates were signed.

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 21% based on reviews from 19 critics.

In the Los Angeles Times, reviewer Michael Wilmington suggested that the film "... tries to pretend that it’s about tolerance: a kind of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner about anti-L.A. freak bigotry." He also criticized the film's premise:

Son-in-Law suggests that somebody like Crawl would be as weird as a lunar being to the Midwestern Warners. That isn’t so. Because of TV and the movies, L.A. subcultures are the ones everyone knows about. ... In any town within reach of cable TV, the teen-agers would not only recognize a Pauly, there might be imitation Paulys at the high school.

In the United States and Canada, the film grossed $36.4 million. By the end of 1993, it had grossed $4.6 million internationally.

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Son in Law
Son in Law Language Watch Edit This article is about the 1993 film For other uses see Son in law disambiguation Son in Law sic is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Steve Rash and starring Pauly Shore Carla Gugino Lane Smith Cindy Pickett Tiffani Thiessen Patrick Renna Dan Gauthier and Dennis Burkley Son in LawTheatrical release posterDirected bySteve RashScreenplay byFax Bahr Adam Small Shawn ScheppsStory byPatrick J Clifton Susan McMartin Peter M LenkovProduced byPeter M Lenkov Michael RotenbergStarringPauly Shore Lane Smith Carla GuginoCinematographyPeter DemingEdited byDennis M Hill Jerry L RoofMusic byRichard GibbsProduction companyHollywood PicturesDistributed byBuena Vista PicturesRelease dateJuly 2 1993 1993 07 02 United States Running time95 minutesLanguageEnglishBox office 36 4 million US Canada 1 Contents 1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Promotions 5 Reception 6 References 7 External linksPlot EditRebecca Becca Warner moves from her small South Dakota farm town to attend college at the fictional University of Los Angeles On her first day she and her parents Walter and Connie meet Crawl the resident advisor of Becca s coed dormitory After they leave the clash of cultures causes Becca to consider returning home but Crawl convinces her to give the college a chance She soon begins to acclimate cutting and dyeing her hair dressing in a Californian style and even getting a tattoo of a butterfly on her ankle Becca invites Crawl to spend the Thanksgiving break with her family back home When Becca and Crawl arrive in South Dakota the Warners and Becca s boyfriend Travis are shocked by the changes in Becca At dinner Becca realizes that Travis wants to propose marriage to her and she urges Crawl to speak Unable to come up with anything off the cuff Crawl tells them that he has already proposed and she had accepted This upsets Becca s family who begin to disdain Crawl and Travis who punches Crawl in the face Now acting as a future son in law Crawl expresses an interest in farming but bumbles his way through daily chores to the amusement of Walter and his farmhand Theo However Crawl begins to prove himself as an avid farmer quickly learning how to perform each task he s given He also begins to endear himself to the rest of the family He impresses Becca s little brother Zack with his computer skills and Zack begins to see him as a big brother He compliments Connie s appearance and helps to bring her out of her shell for Walter When Walter s father has a heart attack Crawl performs CPR and earns Walter s trust for aiding his father While shopping for clothes Crawl meets Becca s friend Tracy Travis apologizes to Crawl for hitting him and invites him to a bachelor party where Tracy dances for Crawl The next morning Becca finds Crawl and Tracy waking up in the barn and furiously calls off the wedding but Crawl and Tracy cannot remember what happened Crawl leaves to head back to L A while Travis who had been seeing Tracy on the side berates her for behavior the previous night Tracy finds her car seat suspiciously left all the way back and discovers a bottle of pills underneath it After picking up Crawl who was attempting to hitchhike she visits the Warner house to confront Travis and Theo while the Warners are sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner Theo confesses that they drugged them and that he set them up in the barn Walter immediately fires Theo despite his honesty Becca stands up to Travis and Crawl knocks him down revealing that he had majored in karate for two semesters After Travis and Theo leave Tracy is invited to sit with the Warners while Walter asks his son in law to cut the turkey Becca tries to speak the truth about Crawl s proposal but he stops her saying that they have not yet decided on a wedding date and need wait a while before making the decision hinting that he intends to legitimately propose to Rebecca and have a proper relationship that the Warners will respect Cast EditPauly Shore as Fred Crawl Carla Gugino as Rebecca Becca Warner Lane Smith as Walter Warner Cindy Pickett as Connie Warner Mason Adams as Walter Warner Sr Patrick Renna as Zack Warner Dennis Burkley as Theo Tiffani Thiessen as Tracy Dan Gauthier as Travis Adam Goldberg as IndianProduction EditAfter Encino Man Shore was considering a project with New Line Cinema but was persuaded by Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg to stay with Disney and make Son in Law 2 Promotions EditThe promotional poster for the film is a parody of the painting American Gothic The opening title sequence and graduation ceremony scene were filmed at Wasco High School in Wasco California citation needed To promote the film MTV ran a contest to marry Pauly Shore in Las Vegas won by Tanya Cinotti of Salisbury Mass Though there was a ceremony on July 2 1993 no marriage certificates were signed 3 Reception EditRotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 21 based on reviews from 19 critics 4 In the Los Angeles Times reviewer Michael Wilmington suggested that the film tries to pretend that it s about tolerance a kind of Guess Who s Coming to Dinner about anti L A freak bigotry He also criticized the film s premise Son in Law suggests that somebody like Crawl would be as weird as a lunar being to the Midwestern Warners That isn t so Because of TV and the movies L A subcultures are the ones everyone knows about In any town within reach of cable TV the teen agers would not only recognize a Pauly there might be imitation Paulys at the high school 5 In the United States and Canada the film grossed 36 4 million 1 By the end of 1993 it had grossed 4 6 million internationally 6 References Edit a b Son in Law 1993 Box Office Mojo IMDB Retrieved 7 August 2011 Wells Jeffrey 20 September 1992 A look inside Hollywood and the movies TOTALLY TINSELTOWN The War Over Pauly Shore s Next Movie or Why Hollywood Is Sooooo Much Fun Los Angeles Times Meyers Kate 30 July 1993 Marrying Man Entertainment Weekly Retrieved 22 April 2011 Son in Law 1993 Rotten Tomatoes Flixster MICHAEL WILMINGTON July 2 1993 MOVIE REVIEW A Silly Mix of Bad Ideas in Son in Law Los Angeles Times Klady Leonard January 3 1994 Int l top 100 earn 8 bil Variety p 1 External links EditSon in Law at IMDb Son in Law at AllMovie Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Son in Law amp oldid 1052968268, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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