Drunk Parents

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Drunk Parents
Drunk Parents poster.jpg
Directed byFred Wolf
Written byPeter Gaulke
Fred Wolf
Produced byRobert Ogden Barnum
Aaron L. Gilbert
CinematographyTimothy A. Burton
Edited byJoseph McCasland
Music byAndrew Feltenstein
John Nau
Distributed by
Release date
  • April 19, 2019 (2019-04-19) (United States)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States

Drunk Parents is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Fred Wolf and written by Peter Gaulke and Fred Wolf. The film stars Alec Baldwin, Salma Hayek, Joe Manganiello, Natalia Cigliuti, Jim Gaffigan and Ben Platt.

The film was released on March 21, 2019, through DirecTV Cinema and it was also released in a limited release on April 19, 2019, by Vertical Entertainment. The film attained some attention and popularity after its release on video streaming platform Netflix in August 2020.


Frank and Nancy Teagarten are facing a series of financial crises: Frank's once successful company is about to go bankrupt, their house is in foreclosure, and they have just sent their daughter Rachel to an Ivy League college they can't possibly afford. Desperate, they try to sell everything they own and rent to anyone with money - including, unbeknownst to them, a convicted sex offender - all while drowning their sorrows in red wine.



In September 2015, Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek joined the cast of the film.[1] On January 15, 2016, Joe Manganiello, Jim Gaffigan, Bridget Moynahan and Ben Platt joined the cast of the film.[2] On February 8, 2016, Natalia Cigliuti joined the cast of the film.[3] Principal photography began on January 13, 2016 in New York City.[2]


In May 2017, it was announced Aviron Pictures had acquired distribution rights to the film.[4] In September 2018, it was announced Vertical Entertainment and DirecTV Cinema would distribute the film instead.[5] It was released through DirecTV Cinema on March 21, 2019, the film was also released in a limited release on April 19, 2019.[6]


  1. ^ a b Williams, Owen (September 14, 2015). "Alec Baldwin And Salma Hayek Are Drunk Parents". Empireonline.com. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f McNary, Dave (January 15, 2016). "Joe Manganiello Joins Alec Baldwin's 'Drunk Parents'". Variety. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Pedersen, Erik (February 8, 2016). "Natalia Cigliuti Joins 'Drunk Parents'; Daffany Clark & Ashlyn Pearce in '5150';". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  4. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (May 11, 2017). "David Dinerstein Launches Aviron Pictures With Halle Berry's 'Kidnap', Alec Baldwin-Salma Hayek Pic 'Drunk Parents' & More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (September 14, 2018). "'Drunk Parents' Starring Salma Hayek & Alec Baldwin Lands Vertical & DirecTV Deal – Toronto". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  6. ^ Fernandez, Alexia (January 24, 2019). "Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek Are Drunk Parents in Trailer for Wild Comedy". People. Retrieved January 25, 2019.

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