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House Party (1990)

Kid decides to go to his friend's house party, but even he can't predict what's in store for him.

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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 have 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)

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$26,386,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robin Harris and John Witherspoon improvised most of their lines. 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

Sharane: [Kid and Sidney are upstairs and Sharene is trying to stop Pop from going up there] Play told me to sit here and make sure nobody goes upstairs... because his parents just got new carpet, right, and um, he don't want nobody with no shit all their shoes... Ooh, did I say shit?
Pop: You did too say shit. You trying to talk about my shoes?
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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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Referenced in The PJs: House Potty (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

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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One of the funniest urban comedies ever made
29 June 2002 | by 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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