MISERY LOVES COMPANY -- ESPECIALLY FAMILY COMPANY --
IN THE HILARIOUS COMEDY "MEET THE FOCKERS," AIRING
AS THE "ABC SATURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK," MAY 1
Film Will Air in HD with 5.1-Channel Surround Sound and Spanish Audio
Round up the family and come "Meet the Fockers," in the "ABC Saturday Movie of the Week," airing MAY 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. If you thought your family had issues, just wait until you see this one. (Rebroadcast. OAD 5/5/07)
In the riotous sequel to "Meet the Parents" (2000), Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller) is engaged to marry fianc�e Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo), the daughter of retired CIA agent Jack Byrnes (Robert DeNiro). Now that Greg is "in" with his soon to be in-laws, they all travel to Miami to meet Greg's unabashedly free spirited parents, Roz (Barbara Streisand) and Bernie Focker (Dustin Hoffman). The very uptight Byrnes soon realize that they and the lax Fockers are complete opposites, and no matter what Greg and Pam try, there just isn't any meeting of minds for these two clans. It's a comic clash of family titans -- one that's about to get even more explosive, as Pam discovers she's pregnant with Greg's child.
"Meet the Fockers" stars Robert DeNiro as Jack Byrnes, Ben Stiller ("Night at the Museum") as Gaylord "Greg" Focker, Dustin Hoffman ("Stranger than Fiction") as Bernie Focker, Barbra Streisand ("The Mirror Has Two Faces") as Rozalin Focker, Blythe Danner ("The Last Kiss") as Dina Byrnes, Teri Polo (ABC's "I'm with Her") as Pam Byrnes and Owen Wilson ("Wedding Crashers") as Kevin Rawley.
The film, released in 2004, was directed by Jay Roach. Characters written by Greg Gliena and Mary Ruth Clarke, the screenplay was written by Jim Herzfeld and Marc Hyman and story by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg. "Meet the Fockers" is a production of Universal Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Tribeca Productions, and Everyman Pictures
"MEET THE FOCKERS" IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network's HDTV broadcast of "Meet the Fockers" will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format and 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.
This program carries a TV-14,D,L parental guideline.