When prospective fathers-in-law Steve Tobias and Jerry Peyser meet for the first time to celebrate their children’s upcoming marriage, the cake hits the fan. Dr. Jerome Peyser is a mild-mannered podiatrist with a well-organized daily routine designed to eliminate all possible sources of stress. Meanwhile, daredevil CIA operative Steve Tobias moves through life like a heat-seeking missile. His average day consists of dodging bullets, stealing private jets and negotiating with international arms smugglers. Now he’s giving potential father-of-the-bride Jerry a serious case of pre-nuptial jitters. Steve’s dramatic entrances and exits, his cryptic references to a Russian runaway named Olga and his fight with a gunman in a restaurant washroom causes Jerry to see a vision of his daughter’s perfectly planned wedding blowing up in his face. As far as Jerry’s concerned, letting Steve into his family takes til death do us part way too literally. Before he can say the wedding is off, Jerry suddenly finds himself embroiled in the chaos that follows in Steve’s wake as he is dragged kicking and screaming into a series of perilous adventures that take the mismatched in-laws-to-be halfway around the world. —IMDb
Openly gay ‘Generation X’ filmmaker Andrew Fleming acquired a reputation as a wunderkind shortly after leaving New York University’s prestigious film school. The last of his three award-winning student films there, “P.P.T.”, earned him a fellowship at Warner Bros., and he teamed with no less a producer than Gale Ann Hurd (“Terminator” 1984; “Aliens” 1986) for his feature directing and writing debut “Bad Dreams” (1988), a largely ignored psychological horror film. Although some found it stylish in a sort of David Cronenbergian way, many questioned Hurd’s involvement in an “entertainment” so clearly celebrating doom and utterly devoid of hope, aimed shamelessly at the teen market.
Prior to “Bad Dreams”, Fleming’s interests had primarily lain in the technical side of filmmaking, but after a hiatus to learn how to write, he resurfaced with his follow-up feature, “Threesome” (1994), an amusing coming-of-age college story. Boasting an attractive young cast (Lara Flynn Boyle, Stephen… read more