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It Runs in the Family (2003)

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Release Date
• USA: Apr 25, 2003
• UK: 5 Sep 2003
DVD Release Date
• R1: Oct 21, 2003

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MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for drug content, sexual material and language.

Running Time
1 hour, 49 minutes

Country USA

Studio Buena Vista International, Fred Schepisi Film, Furthur Films, GreeneStreet Films, MGM

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Other Titles
• It Runs in the Family
• Family Jewels
• A Few Good Years
• Smack in the Kisser
• Smack in the Puss

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Genre: Drama, Infidelity, Hollywood, Martial Arts, Drugs, Law, Marriage, School / Campus, Police

Tagline: Some families can survive anything. Even each other.

Plot: The Grombergs are a highly successful family – except when it comes to communicating with each other.

Alex Gromberg (Michael Douglas) is a man caught in the middle. Navigating the tricky, ever-changing roles of father, son, and husband, he’s trying to avoid the mistakes his father made while coming to terms with the ones he’s already passed on to his own sons. Alex’s wife, Rebecca (Bernadette Peters), is a psychologist trying to balance a professional life with her marriage and raising her kids.

Mitchell Gromberg (Kirk Douglas), the patriarch and a retired partner of one of New York’s leading law firms, is having difficulty coming to grips with his mortality. Evelyn (Diana Douglas) is his devoted wife and has been his emotional rock throughout their marriage – and the peacemaker between him and Alex.

Asher Gromberg (Cameron Douglas), Alex’s eldest son, is a rebellious college student trying to cope with life, love, and sex in a confused society. And Eli (Rory Culkin), Alex’s 11-year old, is perhaps the "oldest" and most levelheaded of all the Gromberg men.

Three generations of an American family, they all live separate lives, each in their own dysfunctional way. But every once in awhile, there comes a time to come together – to celebrate, to laugh, to fight, to cry, and to care for each other.

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 Directed by
Fred Schepisi
Roxanne, Fierce Creatures, I.Q.
 Written by
Michael Douglas
Traffic, The Game, Basic Instinct
Kirk Douglas
Spartacus, Paths of Glory, Out of the Past
Rory Culkin
Signs, Igby Goes Down, You Can Count on Me
Bernadette Peters
The Jerk, Anastasia, Annie
Cameron Douglas
Adam and Eve
Diana Douglas
Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Cold Heaven, Keeper of the Flame
Michelle Monaghan
Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Supremacy, Mission: Impossible III
 Music By
Paul Grabowsky
Last Orders, Empire Falls, Innocence

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©2003 MGM

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