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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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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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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$26,386,000
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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

Zilla: After getting beat up by those cops, I"m about ready to whip somebody's ass.
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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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Soundtracks

I Cant Do Nothin for You, Man!
Performed by Flavor Flav
Written by Flavor Flav, Eric Sadler (as Eric "Vietnam" Sadler), Keith Shocklee
Published by Def American Songs / Your Mother's Music / Nia Music / New Line Music Corp. (BMI)
Flavor Flav Appears Courtesy of Def Jam / CBS 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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