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House Party (1990)

 -  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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A teenager tries to sneak out of his house to attend his friend's party.

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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)  »

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A Festa do Rap  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$26,386,000 (USA)
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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 »

Quotes

Kid: Wave your hands in the air, everybody!
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Crazy Credits

The roof of the house that is blown off during the opening sequence falls onto the two policemen during the closing credits. See more »

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Spoofed in Freaknik: The Musical (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Boy / Having a Party
Performed by Luther Vandross
Written by Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Sam Cooke
Published by Legs Music Inc. and ABKCO Music Inc.
Courtesy of CBS 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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