Meet the Parents

Meet the Parents

Robert De Niro
Director: Jay Roach Cast: Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
, Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
, Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
Jay Roach

DVD (Wide Screen / DTS)

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Dreamworks wisely focuses on the comedy in the Meet the Parents DVD package. The ten minutes of outtakes match the movie's silly, slapstick energy, with some unexpected goofy moments of Robert De Niro laughing at himself. The disc offers two audio commentaries. The first discussion between director Jay Roach, actors Ben Stiller and De Niro, and producer Jane Rosenthal mixes personal recollections of the filming with general joking. Not surprisingly, De Niro stays tight-lipped, even when prodded by the other participants, while Stiller happily shares every element of his experience, even the scene where he almost threw up from smoking a cigarette. The second audio track with director Roach, who also helmed Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, focuses on the technical aspects of creating comedy, from the need for short scenes to using actors' improvised business. The "Deleted Scenes" section only has five minutes of less satisfying material, and the featurette about the making of the movie contains the usual interviews with the actors and director complimenting one another.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/06/2001
UPC: 0025192113321
Original Release: 2000
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 6,480

Special Features

Spotlight on location - An exclusive featurette on the making of Meet the Parents featuring interviews with the cast and crew and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage; Feature commentary with director Jay Roach and editor Jon Poll; Feature commentary with cast members Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, director Jay Roach and producer Jane Rosenthal; Deleted scenes with commentary; Outtakes; Lie detector test; Forecaster game; Production notes; Cast and filmmakers biographies and film highlights; DVD-ROM features including games, screen savers and wallpaper; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert De Niro Jack Byrnes
Ben Stiller Greg Focker
Blythe Danner Dina Byrnes
Teri Polo Pam Byrnes
James Rebhorn Larry Banks
Jon Abrahams Denny Byrnes
Phyllis George Linda Banks
Kali Rocha Flight Attendant
Thomas McCarthy Bob Banks
Nicole DeHuff Debbie Byrnes
Owen Wilson Kevin Rawley

Technical Credits
Jay Roach Director,Producer
Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Mary Ruth Clarke Original Story
Richard Cowan Asst. Director
Robert De Niro Producer
Greg Glienna Associate Producer,Original Story
John Hamburg Screenwriter
Jim Herzfeld Screenwriter
John Kasarda Art Director
Tod A. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
Randy Newman Score Composer
Daniel Orlandi Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter James Cinematographer
Emo Philips Associate Producer
Jon Poll Editor
Randall Poster Musical Direction/Supervision
Jane Rosenthal Producer
Amy Sayres Co-producer
Rusty Smith Production Designer
Nancy Tenenbaum Producer
Jim Vincent Associate Producer
Shauna Weinberg Co-producer
Karin Wiesel Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Meet the Parents
1. A Fool in Love (Main Titles)
2. Proposal Problem
3. Daddy and Mommy
4. The Drug Store Trip
5. Dinner With the Folks
6. Sleeping Arrangements
7. To Tell the Truth
8. Dad's Little Secret
9. The Grand Inquisition
10. Greg's Drug Problem
11. Kevin
12. Greg's Afraid of the Ball
13. Wedding Smells
14. Jinxed
15. The Counterfeit Cat
16. Good Enough for Pam
17. Bomb's the Word
18. No More Lies
19. A Little Circle of Trust
20. End Credits

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