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Cast. Robert De Niro as Jack Byrnes. Ben Stiller as Greg Focker. Teri Polo as Pam Byrnes. Blythe Danner as Dina Byrnes. Owen Wilson as Kevin Rawley. Meet the Parents is a American comedy written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, and Owen Wilson also star. wedding of Pam's sister, Debbie (Nicole DeHuff), at Pam's parents' house on Long Island. In this smash-hit comedy, a girl (Teri Polo) takes her potential groom (Ben Stiller) home to meet her parents (Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner). In the course of the.
The script was not written with De Niro in mind as Jack Byrnes; the first draft of the script was completed inthree years before De Niro appeared in Analyze This.
Explaining how Ben Stiller came to be cast in the role of Greg, Roach states: The film's script was initially written with Jim Carrey in the role of Greg and contained much more physical comedy, something that Stiller did not think would be successful with himself playing the role.
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She ultimately lost the role to Teri Polo because the filmmakers "didn't think [Watts] was sexy enough". Jinx the cat was played by two five-year-old Himalayan cats named Bailey and Misha sometimes written as Meesha . The American Humane Association oversaw the filming of all scenes where the cats were used and ensured the animals' obedience and well-being by keeping two trainers and a veterinarian on set at all times.
The name was written into the script after Jim Carrey came up with the idea for the Focker surname during a creative session held before he abandoned the project. The filmmakers were asked if they had made up the name or if they can prove that such a name exists. The aspect ratio is 1. English language audio tracks available with the film are a 5.
Additionally, English language subtitles are provided as well. The director discusses issues that include working with the cast, utilizing the best camera angles for comedic effect, discussing scenes that were improvised and scenes that were scripted, and commenting on issues surrounding shooting on location. The editor speaks about putting together the best functioning comedy from material that was filmed and discusses some deleted scenes that were excluded from the DVD release.
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In addition, the DVD features a twelve-minute outtake section, three minutes of deleted scenesand Universal's Spotlight on Location featurette. Spotlight on Location is a standard minute-long featurette about the making of the film which includes interviews with the cast members and contains behind-the-scenes footage.
While trying to catch Jack's escaped cat, Greg starts a fire, causing destruction to the site where his girlfriend's sister's wedding was to be held. An overflowed septic tank's seepage into the yard results in a truck getting stuck and spraying fecal matter on the characters with its tires. Jack and Greg engage in reckless high-speed driving in one scene.
Sex After Greg loses his suitcase by the airline, he is given the wrong suitcase; Jack pries it open and discovers a variety of sex toys. While trying to initiate sex, Greg uses a pet name for his penis as he begins to fondle the breasts of his girlfriend.
Greg inadvertently positions a nanny-cam so it's looking up the skirt of his girlfriend's mother.
An ex-boyfriend of Greg's girlfriend tells him how she's a "tomcat. Frequent profanity, including "bitch," "s--t," "for Christ's sake.
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Thinking it's Greg, Jack starts making offhand references to different types of marijuana and makes a reference to quaaludes. Greg smokes cigarettes and tries to hide it.
Alcohol consumption at dinner, parties, and a rehearsal dinner; one man is shown too drunk to drive, with slurred speech.