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House Party (1990)

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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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Cast

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Sidney (as Tisha Campbell)
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LaDonna
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Desi Arnez Hines II ...
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Uncle Otis (as Lou D. Washington)
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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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Comedy | Music | Romance

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9 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Festa do Rap  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$26,386,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Anthony Johnson, who plays the guy with short jheri curl hair at the party, returned in House Party 3 (1994) as Butcher. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mr. Strickland: What's the name of that group? Public Enemy? Public Enima? What the hell's a Public Enima anyway? Hey! Shut up all that damn noise!
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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 »

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References Beat Street (1984) See more »

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Run 4 Cover
Performed by Eric B. & Rakim (as Eric B / Rakim)
Written by Eric B. (as Eric Barrier) / Rakim (as W. Griffin)
Published by SBK Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of MCA Records
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The Mother of All Party Movies!!!!!!
5 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you want to have a party in your mind, where just drift far far away. Than look no further, because writer/director Reginald Hudlin has made not only one of the best Afro-Americans based film. But also one of the most copied haircuts in recent history.

Play(Christopher Martin) is having this banging HOUSE PARTY with buddy Bilal(Martin Lawrence) DJing. But their best friend Kid(Christopher Reid) can't go because he's Pops(Robin Harris in a terrific performance) grounded him. So he sneaks out to join the party, but face neighborhood bullies(Full Force) and the fact that two girls(Tisha Campbell & A.J. Johnson) like him and wants him to choose between them.

The dance scenes are amazing and the songs are still hype. The acting is great, especially by the late Robin Harris, who will have you laughing at every scene he's in. And George Clinton's cameo is absolutely funny as hell. So enjoy the movie that gave birth to HOW HIGH, SOUL PLANE, and of course CLASS ACT in some ways.


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