Robert De Niro in 'Little Fockers': Stars Believe Third Time Still Will Be the Charm - ABC News
Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare. Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo. All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time. Meet the Parents is a American comedy written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and directed by Jay Roach. Starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, the . Domestic disaster looms for male nurse Greg Focker (Stiller) when his straight- laced, ex-CIA father-in-law (De Niro) asks to meet his wildly unconventional mom .
Glienna also directed and starred in the 76 minute film which was filmed on 16 mm film in and released the following year.
Producer Nancy Tenenbaum acquired the rights to the short film. He brought it to the attention of Universal Studios who initially declined but subsequently optioned the rights to the film in I think the film is fantastic, and I can't imagine a screenwriter being any happier with a film unless he directs it himself. Which, in this case, would've been a disaster since Jay is a brilliant director He initially presented it to Roach who had, up to that point, directed the first two Austin Powers films.
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.
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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. 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.
Because we love our son? We hug our son?
Let's get down to it. The truth is, you're so concerned about that Little Jack, but I think that it's the Little Jack in you that is crying out for a hug. The Little Jack in me? 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. Would you spare my the drugstore psychology? I went to answer the phone, I was gone a second, I came back in, he let himself out of the playpen, he put on Scarface, and he glued his hands to the rum bottle.
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I am, uh, about to set sail on my ship She's hot - check out those boobs. I just wanna lather 'em up with soap and I could take a vacation in there. Gosh, sorry for you being perfect! And there's another wonderful lady in the audience, my future mother-in-law Dina Byrnes!
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You know they say you can tell from looking at the mother what your wife will look like in the future - well, I'ma looking, and I'm-a LIKIN Come on, honey, that was in the past, so sit down. No, no, no, baby - I gotta get this off my chest.
We conceived a child.
And his name is Jorge Villalobos. Come on up here, Jorge. However, small cracks begin to form between Jack and the Fockers, due to their contrasting personalities. The meet gets off to a bad start when a chase between the Fockers' sexually active dog, Moses, and the Byrnes's cat, Jinx, culminates with Jinx flushing Moses down the RV's toiletforcing Bernie to destroy it to save Moses. Later, Bernie accidentally injures Jack's back during a game of football.
Meanwhile, Pam informs Greg that she's pregnant, and the two decide to keep it secret from Jack. Jack again becomes suspicious of Greg's character when they are introduced to the Fockers' housekeeper, Isabel Villalobos, with whom Bernie reveals Greg had a sexual affair fifteen years before.
Robert De Niro in 'Little Fockers': Stars Believe Third Time Still Will Be the Charm
Jack later takes the RV to Isabel's year-old son, Jorge, to fix the toilet, but is disturbed by Jorge's striking resemblance to Greg, and the fact that Jorge never met his father, and jumps to the conclusion that he might be Greg's son with Isabel.
Growing envious of Bernie and Roz's active sex life, Dina consults Roz on sex tips in order to seduce Jack, but none of them works. Greg and Jack's relationship is again put to the test when Greg is left alone to babysit Little Jack, whom Jack has been raising via the Ferber method. Despite Jack's strict instructions to leave Little Jack to self-soothe, Greg is unable to stand listening to Little Jack's cries and tends to the boy to cheer him up by hugging him, putting Elmo's World on TVand acting funny, but inadvertently teaches him the word "asshole.
After a furious argument with the Fockers and his own family though amends are quickly madeJack resumes his spying on Greg and sends Greg and Jorge's hair samples for a DNA test, while inviting Jorge to the Fockers' planned engagement party in the hope of getting Greg to admit he is Jorge's father.