House Party (1990)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  9 March 1990 (USA)
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Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid ... See full summary »



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Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid doesn't know that three of the thugs at school has decided to give him a lesson in behaviour... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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If they get caught it's all over. If they don't, it's just the beginning!


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Release Date:

9 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Festa do Rap  »

Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)


$26,386,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Robin Harris and John Witherspoon improvised most of their lines. See more »


when you see the two thieves being chased by the dog after being chased by the cop running towards the bus look to your left, there's a shadow of a man holding a camera following them to the bus through the whole scene. See more »


Cop #2: Wow, would You look at this Kid's Hair... Hey, Eraser-Head, where You going?
Kid: Why You wanna know?
Cop #1: HEY, We'll ask the Questions, You answer!
Kid: Sir!
Cop #1: He looks Young, You wanna check Him for I.D.?
Cop #2: We're out of Donuts.
Cop #1: Oh? Well then, let's go.
Cop #2: Hey, You watch Yourself, cause "We" are!
Kid: [after the Cops Drive off] Thank You Cagney, and Lacey.
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Crazy Credits

When the production manager (listed elsewhere under his own name) disappeared during the making of the film, costing the production several thousand dollars, he was credited under the name "Ozus Munny" as retribution for his irresponsibility. See more »


Bull Pen Blues
Performed by Kid 'N Play
Written by Herbie Azor (as Hurby "Love Bug" Azor)
Produced by Herbie Azor (as Hurby "Love Bug" Azor) & The Invincibles for Noise in the Attic Productions
Published by Sons of K-oss Music / New Line Cinema Productions (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Select Records
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dance the running man
24 September 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

very funny, energetic film with a great dance sequence and a really funny song in the prison. Kid and Play are a great double act and the writing is high quality. I saw a bit of this other Kid and Play film called Class Act and it wasn't half as good because all the jokes were predictable. You can't help but be cheered up by seeing House Party: the ancient, unused condom- how true.

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