The In-Laws

The In-Laws (1979)

The FIRST Certified Crazy Person's Comedy.

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1979-06-15
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 104 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Arthur Hiller
star 6.6/10
From 104 Ratings


In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag Sheldon into a series of chases and misadventures from New York to Central America.

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  • Peter Falk

    as Vincent J. Ricardo
  • Alan Arkin

    as Sheldon S. Kompett D.D.S.
  • Richard Libertini

    as General Garcia
  • Nancy Dussault

    as Carol Kornpett
  • Penny Peyser

    as Barbara Kornpett
  • Arlene Golonka

    as Jean Ricardo
  • Michael Lembeck

    as Tommy Ricardo
  • Paul L. Smith

    as Mo
  • Ed Begley Jr.

    as Barry Lutz
  • James Hong

    as Bing Wong
  • David Paymer

    as Cabbie
  • Rosanna DeSoto

    as Evita
  • Art Evans

    as Driver
  • Carmen Dragon

    as Carmen Dragon
  • Jim Goodwin

    as Guard
  • Sammy Smith

    as Mr. Hirschorn
  • Barbara Dana

    as Bank Teller
  • Rozsika Halmos

    as Mrs. Adelman
  • Álvaro Carcaño

    as Edgardo
  • Jorge Zepeda

    as Carlos
  • Sergio Calderón

    as Alfonso
  • David Paymer

    as Cab Driver
  • Kent Williams

    as Ski Mask
  • John Hancock

    as T Man #1
  • John Finnegan

    as Deliveryman #1
  • Brass Adams

    as Deliveryman #2
  • Eduardo Noriega

    as Senator Jesus Braunschweiger
  • Danny Kwan

    as Billy Wong
  • Maurice Sneed

    as Paint Boy
  • Mitchell Group

    as Second Guard
  • Peter Miller

    as Bank Manager
  • Hanna King

    as Vicki
  • Dick Wieand

    as Al
  • Carlos Montalbo

    as Lieutenant
  • Tom Degidon

    as Bartender
  • Tony DiFalco

    as T Man #2
  • John Daheim

    as T Man #3
  • Art Evans

    as Treasury Truck Driver
  • John Hostetter

    as Workman
  • Bill Houston

    as Officer
  • Terry Bolo

    as Ad Lib #1
  • Drew Michaels

    as Ad Lib #2
  • Judith Garwood

    as Ad Lib #3
  • Ellen Clark

    as Ad Lib #4
  • Jack Berle

    as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Ken DuMain

    as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Esther Ying Lee

    as Cashier (uncredited)
  • Norman Palmer

    as Patient (uncredited)
  • Paul Van

    as Workman (uncredited)
Writing Andrew Bergman Writer
Directing Arthur Hiller Director
Production William Sackheim Producer
Art Pato Guzman Production Design
Sound John Morris Music
Production Arthur Hiller Producer
Editing Robert Swink Editor
Camera David M. Walsh Director of Photography
Production Alan Arkin Executive Producer
Production Dorothy Wilde Associate Producer
Production Dianne Crittenden Casting
Art Ernie Bishop Set Decoration
Art Robert De Vestel Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Del Armstrong Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Mark Busson Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Francine Haendiges Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Dione Taylor Hairstylist
Production David Silver Unit Production Manager
Directing Carole Keligian Assistant Director Trainee
Directing John T. Kretchmer Second Assistant Director
Directing Jack Roe Assistant Director
Art Sidney H. Greenwood Property Master
Art Michael J. Smith Construction Coordinator
Art Stan Cockerell Assistant Property Master
Crew Robert W. King Carpenter
Art Richard M. Kristy Leadman
Sound Clint Althouse Boom Operator
Sound Les Fresholtz Sound Mixer
Sound Larry Jost Sound Mixer
Sound Michael Minkler Sound Mixer
Sound Arthur Piantadosi Sound Mixer
Sound Ken Dufva Foley Artist
Sound Jerry Jacobson ADR Editor
Sound Julie Keye Assistant Sound Editor
Crew Milt Rice Special Effects
Crew Tony Parmelee Special Effects
Crew Kevin Pike Special Effects Assistant
Production Paul Pav Location Manager
Editing Dennis Wooley Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Phyllis Garr Costumer
Camera Eric D. Andersen Camera Operator
Camera Jack Gereghty Still Photographer
Lighting Norman Harris Gaffer
Camera Ron Kenyon Best Boy Grip
Camera Richard Moran Key Grip
Costume & Make-Up John A. Anderson Costume Supervisor
Sound Sam F. Shaw Sound Effects Editor
Crew Chris Howell Stunts
Crew Rick Sawaya Stunts
Crew Bennie E. Dobbins Stunts
Crew John Moio Stunts
Crew Gray Johnson Stunts
Crew John Hudkins Stunts
Crew Chuck Waters Stunts
Crew Phil Chong Stunts
Crew Jerry Summers Stunts
Crew Hubie Kerns Jr. Stunt Driver
Crew Victor Paul Stunts
Crew Jesse Wayne Stunt Driver