MEET THE PARENTS () ROBERT DE NIRO, THOMAS MCCARTHY, TERI POLO Stock Photo: - Alamy
Comedy about a young man's nightmarish first visit to his girlfriend's parents' house. Pam Byrnes, Teri Polo. Dr Larry Dr Bob Banks, Thomas McCarthy. MrTardis11 reviews the comedy classic Meet the Parents. Starring Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, Tom McCarthy a. Meet the Parents is a comedy film starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller about male nurse Greg Focker who meets his girlfriend's parents before.
I think the film is fantastic, and I can't imagine a screenwriter being any happier with a film unless he directs it himself. Which, in this case, would've been a disaster since Jay is a brilliant director He initially presented it to Roach who had, up to that point, directed the first two Austin Powers films. Roach admits to have liked the script from the beginning  and was very much willing to make the film even though he thought "it needed more work.
The studio was skeptical of Roach's ability to direct a "less-cartoony, character-driven script" compared to a comedy like Austin Powers.
ROBERT DE NIRO THOMAS MCCARTHY TERI POLO & BEN STILLER MEET THE PARENTS (2000)
The drafts of the script were written by Herzfeld and, once De Niro and Stiller were confirmed as stars, John Hamburg was brought on board "to help fit the script to their verbal styles.
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.
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.
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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. Honey, you wrote the most beautiful poem about your mother. Please, we really wanna hear it. It's a work in progress. I'm still not happy with it. As soon as it's ready, then I am going to glaze it onto a plate You gave me life, you gave me milk, you gave me courage. Your name was Angela, the angel from heaven. But you were also an angel of God, and He needed you, too.
Selfishly, I tried to keep you here But I couldn't save you, and I shall see your face It always gets me. I love you, Dad, but you could be a real jerk sometimes.
THOMAS MCCARTHY NICOLE DEHUFF OWEN WILSON & TERI POLO MEET THE PARENTS (2000)
He's still not good for Pam! Well, who is, Jack? No one has ever been good enough for your Pam. You only warmed up to Kevin after she broke up with him. It think it's time for you find what Pam wants.
You're gonna have to check that. That bag won't fit.
No, I'm not — hey. I'm not checking my bag, okay?
There's no need to raise your voice, sir. I'm not raising my voice. This would be raising my voice to you, okay? I don't want to check my bag. By the way, your airline — you suck at checking bags.
THOMAS MCCARTHY NICOLE DEHUFF OWEN WILSON & TERI POLO MEET THE Stock Photo: - Alamy
Because I already did that once, and you lost it, and then I had everything screwed up very badly for me. I can assure you that your bag How do you know my bag will be safe below with the other luggage? Are you physically gonna take my bag beneath the plane? Are you gonna go with the guys with the earmuffs and put it in there? Then shut your pie hole Sir, we have a policy on this airline that if a bag is this large, we— Greg: Get your grubby little paws off of my bag, okay?
It's not like I have a bomb in here. It's not like I want to blow up the plane.
I wanna stow my bag according to your safety regulations. If you would take a second All I wanna do is hold onto my bag and not listen to you! The only way that I would ever let go of my bag would be if you came over here now If you can get it from my kung fu grip, then you can have it.
Otherwise, step off, bitch. I have a plane full of people telling me you threatened that stewardess.
I was not threatening her, I was just trying to get my bag in the overhead storage thing. Norm the Security Guard: You were acting like a maniac and then you threaten her with a bomb. No, I said I didn't have a bomb. I said it's not like I had a bomb on an airplane. You said bomb on an airplane. What's wrong with saying bomb on an airplane? You can't say bomb on an airplane.
A co-worker of Norm's comes in. We've got a specialist. How'd you get here? I didn't do anything, Jack. Well, then tell these guys that I'm not a terrorist. I'm not gonna tell anybody anything until you answer some questions. Unless you want to spend the next couple of years of your life in prison, you better goddamn well tell me the truth.
Did you do this? Just answer the questions. Did you have me taken off of that airplane?