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Meet the Parents is a comedy film starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller 1 Jack Byrnes; 2 Dialogue; 3 Taglines; 4 Cast; 5 See also; 6 External links. Meet the Parents is a American comedy written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and At the Byrnes family home, Greg meets Pam's father Jack ( Robert De Niro), mother Dina (Blythe Danner) and their beloved cat Mr. Jinx. Jack takes an .. In , Meet the Fockers was released as a sequel to Meet the Parents. Meet the Parents—the first film in a comedy trilogy that made more than $1 billion at the box 2. JIM CARREY CAME UP WITH THE NAME "FOCKER." Jack Byrnes being ex-CIA was in the script from the very beginning.
Jack, you have issues. I'm trying to understand why you run around with a rubber boob strapped to your chest. I mean, were you ever breastfed? My guess is no. Will you spare my the drugstore pyschology. Everybody just STOP, okay?
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Jack, I am not going to make any excuses. I went to answer the phone, I was gone for a second, I came back, he let himself out of the playpen, he put on Scarface, and he glued his hands to the rum bottle. Greg, a man reaches a certain age when he realizes what's truely important. Do you know what that is? Let me put it very simply. If your family's circle does indeed join my family's circle, they'll form a chain.
I can't have a chink in my chain.
We use the Ferber method. We use the Focker method. We hugged and kissed that little boy like there was no tomorrow. I'm not so sure this wedding is such a good idea.
I don't like what I'm seeing from these Fockers.
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At the engagement party, Jack, who automatically assumes that Greg knew about Jorge and has deliberately been keeping him a secret from Pam, introduces Greg to Jorge. Later, when Greg denies knowing anything about Jorge, Jack still refuses to believe him and drugs him with truth serum to make him talk. 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.
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. 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. Roach admits to have liked the script from the beginning  and was very much willing to make the film even though he thought "it needed more work. The studio was skeptical of Roach's ability to direct a "less-cartoony, character-driven script" compared to a comedy like Austin Powers. The drafts of the script were written by Herzfeld and, once De Niro and Stiller were confirmed as stars, John Hamburg was brought on board "to help fit the script to their verbal styles.
Robert De Niro: Jack Byrnes
The script was not written with De Niro in mind as Jack Byrnes; the first draft of the script was completed inthree years before De Niro appeared in Analyze This. Explaining how Ben Stiller came to be cast in the role of Greg, Roach states: The film's script was initially written with Jim Carrey in the role of Greg and contained much more physical comedy, something that Stiller did not think would be successful with himself playing the role. She ultimately lost the role to Teri Polo because the filmmakers "didn't think [Watts] was sexy enough".
Jinx the cat was played by two five-year-old Himalayan cats named Bailey and Misha sometimes written as Meesha . The American Humane Association oversaw the filming of all scenes where the cats were used and ensured the animals' obedience and well-being by keeping two trainers and a veterinarian on set at all times.
The name was written into the script after Jim Carrey came up with the idea for the Focker surname during a creative session held before he abandoned the project.