Son in Law

This teen comedy is the second vehicle for Pauly Shore, a purveyor of spacey West Coast dude-talk. His character is a reprise of his post-adolescent wisecracker in California Man. He plays a geek called Crawl, a student advisor at a California co-ed college. When print-frocked Rebecca (Gugino) finds the crazy partying at Halloween all too much, Crawl steps in and persuades her into a Valley-girl make-over and butterfly tattoo. Within days she's down on the beach, eyeing up 'the guys with the big stones'. By Thanksgiving they're firm enough friends for her to invite him home to South Dakota to meet the folks. When Crawl poses as Rebecca's fiancé, to save her from her old beau, and declares an interest in their farmin' ways he's subject to a series of humiliations. But you know he's a-startin' to win their hearts. Mind-boggling stuff of moronic banality, but most appealing. Anybody cool or sane should think twice.

Release details

Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Steve Rash
Screenwriter: Fax Bahr, Adam Small, Shawn Schepps
Cast: Pauly Shore
Carla Gugino
Lane Smith
Cindy Pickett
Mason Adams
Patrick Renna
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