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Bachelor Party (1984)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  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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A man's tradition every woman should know about. See more »

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Despedida de soltero  »

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$38,400,000 (USA)
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Jim Carrey, Howie Mandel, and Tim Robbins were all considered for the role of Rick. Julia Louis-Dreyfus was considered for the role of Debbie. See more »

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During the party, Rick yells "Alligator!" and everybody drops to the floor and shakes around. A hooker dressed in purple gets up twice in two different shots. See more »

Quotes

Rajah: I'm looking for this dung-head who took my women! He is being liar to me! I want my bitches back!
[Crossbow dart flies across the room and strikes the wall next to Rajah]
Rajah: Holy shit! I'm going to get Milt. Right now. I'm going to get the fuck out of here.
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Works as an amusing time-passer thanks to a likable debut performance by Tom Hanks
29 April 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

"Bachelor Party" is very much like other films of its genre except that it is one of Tom Hanks' very early efforts and, as a result, is more fondly remembered than it probably would be without Hanks.

Yes, before Hanks turned into Forrest Gump and an Oscar-winning heavyweight actor, he desperately starred in a 1984 teen sex comedy not unlike "Porky's," "The Last American Virgin" or "American Pie." "Splash" had been a success by now so the marketers could rely upon his newly-created status to promote "Bachelor Party," and it paid off -- this movie was an unexpected hit when it came out (albeit a small one).

Tom Hanks is a fine actor but I have to say that he had a certain charm about his acting that made many mediocre '80s comedies -- including "Turner and Hooch," "The 'burbs" and of course "Bachelor Party" -- immensely likable despite their flaws.

Yes, this is a crude, lewd, rude movie but it has its fair share of embarrassing moments, laugh-out-loud segments and cheesy (but fun) segments. Good entertainment for a Friday or Saturday night, and a good glimpse at a much younger, thinner, more comedic (and slapstick) Tom Hanks before he got all weepy-eyed and serious on us.


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