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Encyclopedia > Meet the Parents
Meet the Parents
Directed by Jay Roach
Produced by Robert De Niro
Jay Roach
Jane Rosenthal
Nancy Tenenbaum
Written by Greg Glienna and Mary Ruth Clarke (characters)
James Herzfeld & John Hamburg (screenplay)
Starring Ben Stiller
Robert De Niro
Teri Polo
Blythe Danner
Owen Wilson
Music by Randy Newman
Distributed by - USA -
Universal Studios
- non-USA -
DreamWorks
Release date(s) October 6, 2000
Running time 103 min.
Language English
Followed by Meet the Fockers (2004)
IMDb profile

Meet the Parents is a 2000 comedy film starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller. The film was distributed by Universal Studios and DreamWorks SKG and directed by Jay Roach of Austin Powers fame. In 2004 its sequel Meet the Fockers was released. Another sequel, Little Fockers, has been announced. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (514x755, 65 KB) // Movie poster for the 2000 film Meet the Parents. ... Jay Roach (born 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American film director and producer whose credits include the Austin Powers movies, and the hit comedies Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers starring Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller. ... Robert De Niro in 1988 Robert De Niro (born August 17, 1943) is a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American film actor, director, and producer. ... Jay Roach (born 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American film director and producer whose credits include the Austin Powers movies, and the hit comedies Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers starring Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller. ... Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff 2004 American film producer Jane Rosenthal was born in 1957 in Providence, RI. Jane attended both Brown and New York University. ... Gregory Mark Glienna (b. ... Benjamin Edward Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an Emmy-winning American comedian, actor, film producer and director. ... Robert De Niro in 1988 Robert De Niro (born August 17, 1943) is a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American film actor, director, and producer. ... Teri Polo (born August 29, 1969[1]) is an American actress known for her role of Pamela Byrnes in the movie Meet the Parents (2000) and its sequel Meet the Fockers (2004). ... Blythe Katherine Danner (born February 3, 1943) is a prolific two time Emmy-winning American actress who has appeared in numerous stage, screen, and film roles. ... Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and writer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... This article is about the film studio. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Meet the Fockers (2004) is a comedy film and a sequel to Meet the Parents starring Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... Comedy film is genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. ... Robert De Niro in 1988 Robert De Niro (born August 17, 1943) is a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American film actor, director, and producer. ... Benjamin Edward Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an Emmy-winning American comedian, actor, film producer and director. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... The DreamWorks Boy on the Moon Logo DreamWorks SKG (Spielberg, Katzenberg, Geffen) is a Big Ten studio in the United States of America which develops, produces, and distributes films, music, and television programming. ... Jay Roach (born 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American film director and producer whose credits include the Austin Powers movies, and the hit comedies Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers starring Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Meet the Fockers (2004) is a comedy film and a sequel to Meet the Parents starring Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller. ... Little Fockers is an upcoming comedy film and a threquel to Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers. ...


The success of the movie also spawned a reality television show entitled Meet My Folks in 2002. Reality television is a genre of television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. ... Meet My Folks is a comedy reality television series which aired on NBC and is coming to MyNetworkTV in Fall 2007. ...


It was a remake of an independent film from 1992, which has since been pulled from all distribution. The original featured Greg Glienna who wrote, starred and directed the 70 minute film by the same name. The main character was named and modeled after himself and Pam was named and modeled after his best friend's sister-in-law Pam. In film, a remake is a newer version of a previously released film or a newer version of the source (play, novel, story, etc. ... An independent film, or indie film, is usually a low-budget film that is produced by a small movie studio. ... Gregory Mark Glienna (b. ...


This film is number 52 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies". This article is about the U.S. cable network. ...

Contents

Cast and crew

Robert De Niro in 1988 Robert De Niro (born August 17, 1943) is a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American film actor, director, and producer. ... Benjamin Edward Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an Emmy-winning American comedian, actor, film producer and director. ... Teri Polo (born August 29, 1969[1]) is an American actress known for her role of Pamela Byrnes in the movie Meet the Parents (2000) and its sequel Meet the Fockers (2004). ... Blythe Katherine Danner (born February 3, 1943) is a prolific two time Emmy-winning American actress who has appeared in numerous stage, screen, and film roles. ... Nicole DeHuff (January 6, 1974 – February 16, 2005) was an American actress. ... Jon Avery Abrahams (born 29 October 1977 in New York) is an American actor, most notably playing Bobby Prinze in the horror spoof Scary Movie. ... Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and writer. ... James Rebhorn (born September 1, 1948) is an American character actor who has appeared in over one hundred television shows, feature films, and plays. ... Thomas McCarthy (born January 30, 1969) is an actor and director who has appeared in several movies, including Meet the Parents and Good Night, and Good Luck, and television shows, such as Boston Public and Law & Order. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kali as the character Cecily on Buffy Kali Rocha (born December 5, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American actress. ... Judah Friedlanders first official introduction to showbiz was actually as a soundman on future star Chris Rocks short Who is Chris Rock?, but ten years later, Friedlander started getting in front of the camera as a comic actor, following appearances on the now defunct series Lateline as a... John Fiore is an American actor. ...

Synopsis

Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) administers a lie detector test to Greg Focker (Ben Stiller)

A male nurse (Greg Focker) intends to propose to his girlfriend (Pam Byrnes). But before he can even ask, he goes to visit Pam's parents' house for the weekend to attend Pam's sister's wedding. Little does Greg know, he will have to endure a troublesome cat, Pam's ex-boyfriend, all of Pam's relatives, and her intrusive father, Jack Byrnes, a retired CIA operative who wonders if Greg is good enough for Pam. Greg struggles to impress Pam's family, but it seems everything he says or does is offensive to the Byrneses. Image File history File links Meettheparentsinter. ... Image File history File links Meettheparentsinter. ... Robert De Niro in 1988 Robert De Niro (born August 17, 1943) is a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American film actor, director, and producer. ... Benjamin Edward Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an Emmy-winning American comedian, actor, film producer and director. ... This article is about the occupation. ... This article is about a female partner. ... Week End The weekend is a part of the week lasting one or two days in which most paid workers do not work. ... The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ...


One of the first things Greg learns about Jack is his belief in a system called the Circle of Trust. The idea of the system is that within Jack's circle of friends, there are no secrets. Throughout the films, this system proves to be flawed, since Jack doesn't trust some people in the circle (namely Greg), and some people in Jack's family are untrustworthy (like his teenage son, who smokes marijuana). Also, the circle permits Jack to invade other people's privacy. Cannabis, known as marijuana[1] or ganja[2] in its herbal form and hashish in its resinous form,[3] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ...


Jack uses mind games, lie detector tests, and constant questions to push Greg over the edge. Greg will have to overcome Jack's interrogations and tests to finally persuade Jack to allow him to marry his daughter. At one point towards the end, Jack says to his wife Dina, "Just gotta do one more thing. Meet his parents", thus paving the way for the sequel, Meet the Fockers. Interrogation is a methodology employed during the interview of a person, referred to as a source, to obtain information that the source would not otherwise willingly disclose. ... Meet the Fockers (2004) is a comedy film and a sequel to Meet the Parents starring Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller. ...


Box office

The film was extremely successful, spending four weeks as the #1 movie at the U.S. box office, grossing USD$166.2 million in the United States, and a total of $330.4 million worldwide.[1] USD redirects here. ...


Miscellanea

  • The film perpetuates the rumor that the song "Puff, the Magic Dragon" is about smoking marijuana.
  • A scene in the movie focuses around the Byrnes family trying on tuxedos for the wedding; in the wedding at the end of the movie, no one is wearing a tuxedo because the cat that Greg replaced Mr. Jinx with destroyed all of the wedding attire.
  • Alexander Payne did an uncredited polish-up of the screenplay.
  • The movie takes place in the town of Oyster Bay on Long Island. However, the house where the film was shot is really in Muttontown, a small town outside of Oyster Bay.
  • This is one of the movies spoofed in Date Movie.
  • Westchester County Airport in Westchester, New York was used to portray O'Hare and LaGuardia.
  • When the family is being fitted for tuxedos, Jack Byrnes claims he was held in a Vietnamese prison camp. In the movie The Deer Hunter, Robert De Niro's character was captured and imprisoned in Vietnam.
  • When Owen Wilson's character shows his altar to Ben Stiller's character, Wilson's character, knowing that Stiller's character is Jewish, tries to relate to him by calling it a "chuppa." Not only does Wilson's character pronounce the word incorrectly, it does not refer to an altar but a type of canopy under which the bride and groom stand in a Jewish wedding ceremony.
  • When Greg attempts to pray, he is reciting the words to the 13th-century hymn "Day by Day" attributed to Richard of Chichester, performed in Godspell and by DC Talk. In the scene in the drugstore, a version of the song can be heard playing faintly in the background.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Look up rumour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Puff, the Magic Dragon is a song written by Leonard Lipton and Peter Yarrow and made popular by the group Peter, Paul and Mary in a 1963 recording. ... Cannabis, known as marijuana[1] or ganja[2] in its herbal form and hashish in its resinous form,[3] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... Constantine Alexander Payne (born February 10, 1961 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an Academy Award winning American film director and screenwriter. ... Oyster Bay is the name of a hamlet and census-designated place on the North Shore of Long Island in Nassau County in the state of New York, USA. The hamlet is also the site of a station on the Long Island Rail Road and the eastern termination point of... This article is about the island in New York State. ... Muttontown is a village located in Nassau County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 3,412. ... This article is about the spoof. ... FAA diagram of Westchester County Airport (HPN) Westchester County Airport (IATA: HPN, ICAO: KHPN, FAA LID: HPN) is a public airport located approximately 9 miles (14. ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... For other uses, see Deer Hunter. ... Godspell is a 1970 play by John-Michael Tebelak. ... dc Talk (also DC Talk and dc talk) is a Christian rock band formed in the late 1980s in Lynchburg, Virginia by Toby McKeehan, Kevin Max, and Michael Tait. ...

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Preceded by
Remember the Titans
Box office number-one films of 2000 (USA)
October 8 - October 29, 2000
Succeeded by
Charlie's Angels

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Meet the Parents - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (471 words)
Meet the Parents (2000) is a comedy film starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro.
In 2004 the sequel to Meet the Parents was released titled Meet the Fockers, uniting De Niro and Stiller again.
Meet his parents", thus paving the way for the sequel, Meet the Fockers.
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While no teacher should have to put up with such intimidation, it's worth bearing in mind that some parents have horrifically bad memories of their own schooldays that lie buried for 364 days of the year, only to be triggered by the smell of gym mats and cheap ham.
Parents tend to hear what they want to hear, but teachers shouldn't be swayed by people looking to confirm the worst (or the best) about their offspring.
Parents' evenings provide the missing link in the support structure of our school system, and when they pass without a hitch, that structure feels functional and complete.
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