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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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Comedy | Music | Romance

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9 March 1990 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$26,386,000 (USA)
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House Party was originally written for DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, a.k.a. Jeffrey A. Townes and 'Will Smith'. See more »

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Pop: I don't know why they named that boy that African name. Knowing he from Cleveland!
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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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Funhouse
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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One of the funniest urban comedies ever made
29 June 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

House Party is sort of like a urban take on Risky Business in the sense that boy has party when parents go out of town for the weekend but the comparison end there. Kid and Play make one of the first hip hop films of the nineties which had a plot. Many young black comedic actors got their start in this film like Martin Lawerence and AJ Johnson. But the true comedic talent in the film is the late Robin Harris. The world only knows what Harris could have done. The script is smart and the direction by Regiland Hudlin is good.


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