Meet the Parents - Wikipedia
On October 6, , Stiller's next film, Meet the Parents, was released on the film of the same name by Greg Glienna and Mary Ruth Clarke. De Niro fell in love with the Focker family cat, "Mr. Jinx," on set and wanted. Meet the Parents—the first film in a comedy trilogy that made more than $1 billion came up with the idea that the main character's last name should be "Focker. Taylor at the same time he was rehearsing Meet the Parents. Meet the Parents is a American comedy written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and Meet the Parents is a remake of a film of the same name directed by Greg Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller) is a nurse living in Chicago.
On stage, Greg uncontrollably blurts out that Pam is pregnant and that Jorge is his son in a Darth Vader -esqe matter before immediately losing consciousness.MEET THE PARENTS Pool Scene
The next morning, Pam questions Greg about Jorge, and Greg does not confirm or deny that he is Jorge's father, but insists that he knew nothing about him before the previous evening. Pam believes him, and is willing to work things out with him. Jack reaches his breaking point with Greg's dishonesty and demands that Pam and Dina leave the island with him.
Dina refuses and reveals Jack's actions to everyone. Everyone turns against Jack, with Pam announcing her intent to marry Greg regardless of him having Jorge with Isabel, and Dina admits that they were all aware of Pam's pregnancy.
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A shocked and hurt Jack leaves with his grandson. Bernie and Greg pursue Jack, but are soon tasered and arrested by an overzealous deputy sheriffVern LeFlore, for speeding and refusing to remain in their car.
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Meanwhile, Jack is informed that Greg is not Jorge's father his real father turns out to be a baseball player who also resembles Gregand attempts to defend Greg and Bernie, but the overzealous Leflore tasers and arrests him, too. In their cell, Greg, Jack, and Bernie are released by the local judge, Ira, who is a client of Roz and a close friend of the Fockers. Before they leave, Greg asks that Jack and Bernie stop their feud. Jack admits that he made a mistake regarding Jorge and reveals his past career in the CIA to Bernie, before apologizing for his actions and making up with the two of them.
During the post-credit sceneJack 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 and that Pam is not really pregnant and only said it so that Jack would let them get married.
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Greg then pretends to only just discover the camera but then after making teasing gestures at it, Greg reveals that he knew about it all along and none of the things he said before was true. It was during this back and forth that Carrey came up with the idea that the main character's last name should be "Focker. Roach was apprehensive in attempting to sell the project to both De Niro and Stiller. Stiller thought Roach was only pretending to be nervous.
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Roach swears he was not. He's a man of few words but he was very welcoming.
I was more nervous asking him than asking her. The film's original opening had Greg proposing to Pam during a Cubs game at Wrigley Field —and failing spectacularly.
While researching a role, De Niro read up on polygraphers. He then talked about what he had read to Roach at a pre-shoot dinner. Jim Herzfeld was one of the two credited screenwriters for Meet the Parents, along with John Hamburg.
Herzfeld said he always thought of Greg as someone who was misunderstood, like The Graduate's Benjamin Braddock.