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The Daily Movie Quote: Meet the Parents

Updated on October 25, 2010
Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents
Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents

"My Mother", by Jack Byrnes. You gave me life, / You gave me milk, / You gave me courage. / Your name was Angela, / An angel from Heaven, / But you were also an angel of God, / And he needed you, too. / I selfishly tried to hold on to you, / While the cancer ate away at your organs, / Like an unstoppable rebel force, / And now we'll meet in Heaven, / And I shall see you / Nevermore, nevermore, nevermore." - Jack Byrnes, Meet the Parents (2000)

Universal Pictures, rated PG-13, 108 minutes.

Directed By: Jay Roach


Ben Stiller - Gaylord 'Greg' Focker

Robert De Niro - Jack Byrnes

Teri Polo - Pam Byrnes

Blythe Danner - Dina Byrnes

Jon Abrahams - Denny Byrnes

Nicole DeHuff - Deborah Byrnes

Owen Wilson - Kevin Rawley

Domestic Box Office Gross: $166,225,040

Synopsis: Greg Focker is in love and wants to marry Pam, but first must win her families, her father's in particular, approval. Greg's desperation to impress them turns for the worse when everything Greg's involved with turns to the opposite of gold.

Fact: The MPAA rejected the name 'Focker' until someone with that surname could be found.

Trivia: Teri Polo put cookies in her bra as a gag when she and Ben Stiller are making out and he fondles her breast.

Movie Mistake: Greg and Pam's arms keep switching positions during the dance scene.

My Take: Two Ben Stiller movies in three days, what was I thinking? Sometimes I don't pick the movie, the movie picks me. What a very funny movie. It's always refreshing to see Robert De Niro doing comedy. It's a laugh out loud movie that should be high on your comedy-must-see-list.

Related Hub: Fockers Meet the Parents

Yesterday's Daily Movie Quote: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan


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    • Skaditch profile image

      Skaditch 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Tropic Thunder is my favorite Ben Stiller flick though this comes in second.

    • Andy Webb profile image

      Andy Webb 7 years ago

      This is definitely one of my favourite Ben Stiller movies and much better than the sequel. Hopefully when the next one comes out they will recapture the magic that made this one so much fun.