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A Paternal Bond in 'About My Folks'

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A Paternal Bond in 'About My Folks'

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A Paternal Bond in 'About My Folks'

A Paternal Bond in 'About My Folks'

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Paul Reiser, left, with Peter Falk in The Trouble with My Folks. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Peter Falk and Paul Reiser star as father and son in the new film The Thing About My Folks. Reiser, who wrote the screenplay, based it partly on conversations with his own father. The well-traveled Falk remains best known for his role as Columbo; Reiser wrote and starred in the sitcom Mad about You.