It Runs in the Family

Synopsis: It is now summer in the Parker family and the usual number of events is happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully, the Old Man is in battle with their hillbilly neighbors (the Bumpuses) while eagerly awaiting the discovery of the perfect fishing spot, and Mother is attempting to collect all of the pieces of a glass china set at a local movie theater.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Bob Clark
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
85 min

How many pages of Mr Stein's

hard work did you actually read?

That's a good question.

I believe it was

all but the last nineteen, sir.

- Out of twenty?

- Mr Edwards?

Not bad.

- Yes, Ms Maloney?

- I am amazed at you people!

Did no-one but I find the sickening

display of anti-Semitism offensive?

- I did. I certainly did.

- Thank you.

When you have a Jewish character

playing charades

and you devote ten pages to his

attempt to act the word Holocaust,

and make no condemnation

of the Nazis...

- I'm sorry?

- Do you have no sense of decency?

- Have you no sense of humour?

- Humour?

How can I be anti-Semitic?

I was bar mitzvahed!

Sorry about that, guys. It's my

grandmother. I gotta pick her up.

Could you be

any more unappealing?

You are like a zoo monkey

smeared in its own faeces.

Someone should follow you around

with a pooper scooper.

Mr Gromberg, show a little class

on your way out, please.

Watch out, man.

My beautiful ladies. Today

we are running a bit of a special.

Two bags for 90.

Nicky said he got two for 120.

For Nicky, two bags are 120.

But for Katie and Erica,

two bags are 90.

Do you take cheques?

Cash only, sweetie.

- I don't have any cash.

- Shit! I gotta get outta here!

But I have to go to an ATM.

Don't worry about it.

I'll get you guys next time.

You see, Dr Gromberg, in the window

was this display of socks.

Beautiful, fun socks.

Every colour imaginable. Cashmere.

Next thing I know, the saleswoman

is wrapping up ten pairs for me.

40 bucks a pair.

That's a lot of money for socks.

Does Noah buy you special gifts?

I can't remember the last time

he came home with anything for me.

Son of a bitch!


Not you.

My ex-partner. Kipling.

He died.

At last!

We're here, sir.

Stephen, your brother is here.

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Jean Shepherd

Jean Parker Shepherd, Jr. (July 26, 1921 – October 16, 1999) was an American storyteller, radio and TV personality, writer and actor. He was often referred to by the nickname Shep. With a career that spanned decades, Shepherd is known to modern audiences for the film A Christmas Story (1983), which he narrated and co-scripted, based on his own semi-autobiographical stories. more…

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