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Bachelor Party (1984)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  29 June 1984 (USA)
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A soon-to-be-married man's friends throw him the ultimate bachelor party.

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Rick Gassko is about to marry Debbie Thompson. Her parents hate him. Her old boyfriend hates him. They all have money and he gets a cut of the crap games on the Catholic school bus that he drives. His friends decide to give him the bachelor party of all bachelor parties in an expensive hotel with booze, adult movies and hookers. As the players catch wind of the elements of the party, each adds a little monkey wrench so that one set of hookers ends up giving demos at the bride's shower, the brides friends end up dressed as hookers in a room with a number of non English speaking Japanese businessmen, and so on, as things get out of hand. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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$38,400,000 (USA)
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Near the end of the film at the movie theater, they are supposedly showing a marathon of 3D films. Some are actual theatrical 3D releases, but most are made up. Those that are real films are "House of Wax", "Dial M For Murder" and "Comin' At Ya". All the others are fake, which include "Syborg" (which could be a parody title for "Metalstorm"), "The Bug" (which is a probably a parody title for the real 3D movie "Parasite"), "Biloxi (spelled wrong as "Boulxi") Blood Bath", "Chainsaw Child", "Hell House", "Battle For Berkeley", "Bat Beast", "Zenobia", "Pedestrian Bondage", "Glendale Girls Go Berserk", "Zulu", "Watts Wilderness", "Richard III", "Death Cult Bar-Mitsfa" and "Sioux City". There are a bunch of other titles on the right side marquee, but they are hard to read. See more »

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When Cole slides down the bed sheet, there are several people standing around with their heads apparently level with the fifth or sixth floor. Clearly he was not as high up as we were given to believe. See more »

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Cole Whittier: The car has low mileage and handles like a dream.
Rick Gassko: Well, so does Debbie.
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A great comedy that deserves more credit
31 March 2004 | by (Phoenix, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

Tom Hanks' career began in comedy, and this film is a shining example of his comedic talents. Hanks delivers a satisfying and enjoyable performance as groom-to-be Rick Gassko, and his supporting cast couldn't have been better selected. Many of the film's co-stars had worked with Hanks in the past, most notably on TV's Bosom Buddies. The chemistry is apparent here, as the actors are all very comfortable in their roles, as the dialogue is executed with a smooth, yet expedient wit. The jokes all work in this film - outlandish as some of them may be. There is never a dull moment in Bachelor Party, as each scene is well-constructed to deliver an inevitable laugh, without the premeditated one-liners that seem so forced in today's trash comedies. The events of the film were based on Producer Bob Israel's real life bachelor party experience, and the realism of the story can be felt in the film, as the viewer rarely has to suspend disbelief. This movie can best be appreciated by the movie fan who enjoys witty, smirk-inducing comedies such as Porky's, Animal House, Police Academy, Summer School, and Weekend At Bernie's.


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