Son-in-Law (film) When a college coed, Rebecca Warner, brings home to South Dakota her weird resident adviser, Crawl, for Thanksgiving, the traditional-minded family is horrified, but slowly he is accepted by them as he helps each learn the value of his own individuality. Released on July 2, 1993. Directed by Steve Rash. A Hollywood Pictures film. 95 min. Stars Pauly Shore (Crawl), Carla Gugino (Rebecca), Lane Smith (Walter). The college scenes were filmed at California State University, Northridge, whose campus would be devastated by an earthquake six months after the film’s release. A farm in Visalia, California, doubled for the South Dakota farm in the story. Released on video in 1994.