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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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Pop
Christopher Martin ...
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Sidney (as Tisha Campbell)
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Bowlegged Lou ...
B-Fine ...
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LaDonna
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Sharane's Brother
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Sharane's Sister
Desi Arnez Hines II ...
Lou B. Washington ...
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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R | See all certifications »

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9 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Festa do Rap  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

During the party at Play's house, all of the dance sequences were done with no music. A.J. Johnson choreographed her and Tisha Campbell's routine for the battle. The toe-touch and kicks were actually signature moves for Kid-N-Play. They had become very popular as back up dancers for Salt-n-Pepa using these and more acrobatic stunts. The music was added after the dancing had been shot. 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

Pop: [When Kid is about to go to bed] I wouldn't do that just yet.
[smack]
Pop: 'Cause your ass is mine.
Kid: [music starts] Look, Pop, I can explain...
Pop: I'll whip that damn high top fade up off ya. I'm sick of your shit. I done worked too hard and too
[smack]
Pop: LONG for you to be running over me like you're outta your damn mind. I done walked all across this damn city, got stopped by the
[smack]
Pop: GOD-damn law, looking for your monkey ass.
[Kid: Pop!]
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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 New American Bandstand 1965 (1952) See more »

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This Is Love
Performed by Kenny Vaughan
Written by Kenny Vaughan
Published by New Line Music (SESAC)
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Robin Harris walks away with the movie
20 November 1999 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

I never was a big fan of rap or hip hop music, but nevertheless this is a very funny and fresh film about a high schooler's night at a local house party, despite his father's objections. Robin Harris had died just a few days after I first saw this film, and walks away with every scene he's in. Funniest lines: "Don't ever commit a crime with that jeri curl on your head. They'd just follow the drip!" and "I'm from a small town called Fresh off a Cops Ass, and you're making me homesick!", to a couple of policemen. Stay tuned to the extremely hilarious finale where Harris has it out with his son.


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