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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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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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

Bilal: [dancing with a girl] Girl, you're so soft, like my hush-puppies. You're so warm and fluffy, like a butter-milk biscuit. You make me want to squeeze tighter and tighter. Nah, I'm not gonna lie. You make a nigga wanna sing.
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Bilal: Always and fo-evah! Each moment wit you. Is just like a dream to me, AND you, that somehow came true. Ooo...
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Martin: Forever Sheneneh (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Always and Forever
Performed by Heatwave
Lyrics and Music by Rod Temperton
Published by Rodsongs (ASCAP)
Administered by Almo Music Corp.
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
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dance the running man
24 September 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

very funny, energetic film with a great dance sequence and a really funny song in the prison. Kid and Play are a great double act and the writing is high quality. I saw a bit of this other Kid and Play film called Class Act and it wasn't half as good because all the jokes were predictable. You can't help but be cheered up by seeing House Party: the ancient, unused condom- how true.


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