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Meet The Parents Script taken from a transcript of the screenplay and/or the Ben of the movie starring Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson, Teri Polo, etc. We're supposed to let him wander the streets without food, water or toilet?. Meet the Parents is a American comedy written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and He intends to propose to his girlfriend Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo), but his plan is . In this scene, Greg attempts to recite a prayer by improvising and, in doing so, launches into a recital of the song "Day by Day" from Act I of Godspell. In Meet the Parents, Jack pulled CIA rank to free Greg after he yelled “Bomb, Robert De Niro had a behind the scenes role as a producer on both Parents and Fockers. Teri Polo and Ben Stiller are the top-grossing on-screen couple of all time. . The crew pumped one million gallons of water into a dried lagoon to create.
Jack denies turning Pam against Greg, saying that Greg did that himself through his dishonesty. Jack says he always demands honesty, which is when Greg reveals to Pam that Jack never retired and is still in the CIA. Jack is forced to admit that he is right. Unfortunately for Greg the incident in which he caught Jack with one of his associates and carrying out a phone call in Thai was actually Jack preparing a surprise honeymoon for Pam's sister and her fiance which makes him even angrier at Greg.
Jack reveals that the person he met at the supermarket was his travel-agent and he was receiving Debbie and her fiance's visas. By now, the entire Byrnes family, including Pam, agrees that it is best for Greg to leave. Unwillingly, Greg goes to the airport where he is detained by airport security for refusing to check in his recently returned luggage.
Back at the Byrnes household, Jack tries to convince his wife and Pam that Greg would be an unsuitable husband. Upon receiving retribution from both his wife and Pam, Jack realizes that Pam truly loves Greg. Jack rushes to the airport, convinces airport security to release Greg and brings him back to the Byrnes household.
Greg proposes to Pam.
She accepts, and her parents agree that they should now meet Greg's parents. After Debbie's wedding, Jack views footage of Greg recorded by hidden cameras that he had placed strategically around their house. As Jack watches Greg and hears what Greg has to say, Jack gets furious at Greg for the insults towards Jack and his son Deny, who Jack believes is still innocent with the drugs.
Jack then turns the TV off with hostility dreading the fact that Greg is going to be his future son-in-law. Meet the Fockers [ edit ] Main article: But rather than going to the airport as planned, Jack decides to drive the family to Miami to meet the Fockers in his new RV.
Once they arrive, they are greeted by Greg's eccentric but fun-loving and amiable father, Bernie Hoffmanand mother, Roz Streisandwho is a sex therapist for elder couples.
Worried that Jack may be put off by the Fockers' lifestyle, Greg convinces Roz to pretend that she is a yoga instructor for the weekend.
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Though Jack and Bernie get off to a good start, small cracks begin to form between Jack and the Fockers, due to their contrasting personalities. Things are made worse when a chase between the Fockers' dog, Moses, and the Byrnes' cat, Jinx, culminates with Jinx flushing Moses down the RV's toilet, forcing Bernie to destroy it to save Moses, and later on when Bernie accidentally injures Jack's back during a game of football.
Pam, meanwhile, informs Greg that she is pregnant, but the two decide to keep it a secret from Jack, who does not know they are having sex. Jack, however, becomes suspicious of Greg's character again when they are introduced to the Focker's housekeeper, Isabel Villalobos Alanna Ubachwith whom Bernie reveals Greg had a sexual affair fifteen years before.
Jack later takes the RV to Isabel's fifteen-year-old son, Jorge Ray Santiagoto fix the toilet, but is disturbed by Jorge's striking resemblance to Greg and begins to suspect he may be Greg's son with Isabel. Growing envious of Bernie and Roz's active sex life, Dina consults Roz on sex tips in order to seduce Jack, but none of them work. Things eventually come to a crunch when Greg is left alone to babysit Little Jack, whom Jack has been raising via the Ferber method.
Despite Jack's instructions to leave Little Jack to self-soothe, Greg cannot bear to listen to Little Jack's cries and tends to the boy to cheer him up, turning the television on to Sesame Streetacting funny and inadvertently teaching Little Jack to say "asshole".
A brief phone call from Roz is long enough for Little Jack to wander out of his pen after Jinx opens it by accidentput on Scarface and glue his hands to a rum bottle. After a furious argument with the Fockers and his own family though amends are quickly madeJack reverts to his old ways and sends Greg and Jorge's hair samples for a DNA test, while inviting Jorge to the Focker's planned engagement party in hopes of getting Greg to admit he is Jorge's father.
At the engagement party, Jack introduces Greg to Jorge, and later when Greg refuses to admit Jorge is his son, Jack injects him with a truth serum to make him talk.
On stage, Greg blurts out that Pam is pregnant and that Jorge is indeed his son in a comically Darth Vader -esque manner before finally passing out. When the others realize Jack's actions the next day, another argument ensues and Dina admits that they all knew Pam was pregnant and deliberately did not tell him. Shocked and hurt by this, Jack leaves with his grandson.
Bernie and Greg give pursuit, but are tasered and arrested by a corrupt deputy sheriff, LeFlore Tim Blake Nelsonfor speeding.
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Jack returns to defend them after being informed Greg is not Jorge's father his real father turns out to be a baseball player who also resembles Gregbut the overzealous LeFlore tasers and arrests him as well. In their cell, Greg, Jack and Bernie make up and are released by the local judge, Ira Shelley Bermanwho is a student of Roz and close friend of the Focker family. During the credits, Jack watches hidden baby-cam footage of the Fockers giving attention to Little Jack over Jack's previous objections: Roz gives Little Jack chocolate, Bernie advises him to use his crying to disagree with everything Jack says, and Greg pretends to drunkenly tell Little Jack to keep it a secret that he left to smoke pot, not answer the phone, when he left Little Jack unattended which resulted in Jack gluing his hands to a rum bottle and that Pam is not really pregnant and only said it so that Jack would let them get married.
Teri Polo is back as Pam. This was just a year before she started on The West Wing Robert De Niro had a behind the scenes role as a producer on both Parents and Fockers.
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Their mother, a pediatric nurse, taught them how to sign. Stiller called her and told her that she should do it. She was so impressed she said yes. Alanna Ubach plays Isabel Villalobos. She was in both Legally Blonde movies.
Legendary comic Shelley Berman plays Judge Ira. It just makes you feel drunk. Historical Note Capoeira, created by slaves in Brazil, was disguised to look like a game to fool slave owners. Location Notes Only one part of the movie was filmed in Miami. Everything else was shot in Los Angeles. Some shoot locations include the L. Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Other songs played in the film include: Bush was re-elected in Playboy thought Teri Polo was hot.
Jack shares the middle name Tiberius with Captain Kirk. Ben Stiller is a huge Star Trek fan. Parents was so successful that plans for Fockers began while the first movie was still in theaters. Jinx is a Himalayan cat. All but one of the cats who play him are from rescue shelters. Stiller said they never considered casting his real parents, comedy duo Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
Still, she was heavily involved, from developing the script to choosing her makeup and wardrobe. The studio ran a contest where people named Focker could win a trip to their Universal Studios theme park. There were almost no Fockers in America. The ones in the phone book were fakes. Streisand worked with well-known sex therapists, the Berman sisters, to prepare for this role.
De Niro fought for it. Ben Stiller improvised all of the lines with the baby. Hoffman studied with a capoeira specialist. He got so good at it that Director Jay Roach told him to stop. It was only supposed to be a passing phase for Bernie, and Hoffman was becoming an expert. Stiller and Streisand never spoke before he called her to do the movie. But the really surprising thing for me was that after the first week or so, it really felt like a family.