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Writer (WGA):
Reginald Hudlin (written by)
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Release Date:
9 March 1990 (USA) See more »
If they get caught it's all over. If they don't, it's just the beginning!
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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An all time classic See more (27 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Reid ... Christopher 'Kid' Harris

Robin Harris ... Pop
Christopher Martin ... Peter 'Play' Martin

Martin Lawrence ... Bilal

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Sidney (as Tisha Campbell)

A.J. Johnson ... Sharane

Paul Anthony ... Stab
Bowlegged Lou ... Pee-Wee
B-Fine ... Zilla
Edith Fields ... Principal

Kelly Jo Minter ... LaDonna

Clifton Powell ... Sharane's Brother
Verda Bridges ... Sharane's Sister
Desi Arnez Hines II ... Peanut
Lou B. Washington ... Uncle Otis (as Lou D. Washington)
Kimi-Sung ... Sunni (as Kimi-Sung)
Barry Diamond ... Cop #1

Mike Pniewski ... Cop #2 (as Michael Pniewski)
Randy Harris ... Roughouse
Diana Mendoza ... Lover

George Clinton ... D.J.
Ellaraino ... Sidney's Mom
J. Jay Saunders ... Sidney's Dad

Myra J. ... Guest
Norma Donaldson ... Mildred
Gene 'Groove' Allen ... Groove (as Eugene Allen)

Daryl Mitchell ... Chill (as Darryl Mitchell)
Belal Miller ... Herman

Shaun Baker ... Clint
Leah Aldridge ... Benita
Val Gamble ... LaShay

John Witherspoon ... Mr. Strickland
Bebe Drake ... Mrs. Strickland (as Bebe Drake-Massey)
Richard McGregor ... Everett
Anthony Johnson ... E.Z.E.
Ronn Riser ... Guy

Bentley Kyle Evans ... Tall Teen (as Bentley Evans)

Reginald Hudlin ... Burglar #1

Warrington Hudlin ... Burglar #2
George Logan ... Pimp
Rodney Hill ... Albert
Cliff Frazier ... Brutus
Cedrick Hardman ... Rock (as Cederick Hardman)
Stan Haze ... Hatchett
Chino 'Fats' Williams ... Fats (as Fats Williams)
Jaime Cardriche ... Tattoo

Alexander Folk ... Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irv Dotten ... Guy Dancing with Sidney (uncredited)

Robert Factor ... Manson (uncredited)
Tragedy Styles ... Play's Friend in the Bathroom (uncredited)

Joe Torry ... Student in Cafeteria (uncredited)

Directed by
Reginald Hudlin 
Writing credits
Reginald Hudlin (written by)

Produced by
Warrington Hudlin .... producer
Gerald T. Olson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Marcus Miller 
Lenny White 
Cinematography by
Peter Deming 
Film Editing by
Earl Watson 
Casting by
Eileen Mack Knight 
Production Design by
Bryan Jones 
Art Direction by
Susan Richardson 
Costume Design by
Harold Evans 
Makeup Department
Laini Thompson .... makeup department head
Production Management
Joe Fineman .... post-production supervisor
Deborah Moore .... executive in charge of production
Ozus Munny .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nandi Bowe .... second assistant director
George Campbell .... second assistant director: second unit
Regina Gordon .... second second assistant director (as Lynn Birtha)
Sati Jamal .... first assistant director: second unit
Roberto Santana .... second second assistant director (as Roberto Luis Santana)
Kalai Strode .... assistant director (as Kelly St. Rode)
Earl Watson .... second unit director
Art Department
Edmond Scott Ratliff .... property master
Sound Department
Katherine Becker .... assistant sound editor
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer
Arthur Jackson .... boom operator
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor
H. Jay Levine .... dialogue editor
Bobby Mackston .... adr editor (as Robert Mackston)
Bobby Mackston .... supervising sound editor (as Robert Mackston)
Oliver L. Moss .... production sound mixer (as Oliver Moss)
Darryl Rue .... boom operator
Ed Rue .... sound mixer
Brad Sherman .... sound effects editor
Jack Snyder .... sound engineer
Oliver Crumes Jr. .... stunts (as Oliver Crumes)
Julius LeFlore .... stunts
Eddie Smith .... stunt coordinator
Eddie Smith .... stunts
Gerard G. Williams .... stunts (as Gerard Williams)
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bellamy .... second assistant camera
Scott Browner .... first assistant camera
George M. Chappell .... electrician
Kirk R. Gardner .... Steadicam operator (as Kirk Gardner)
Brandon James .... camera loader
Jeff Janger .... camera loader
Duane Journey .... key grip
Pat Swovelin .... first assistant camera: second unit
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Holland Millsap Noel .... costumer
Editorial Department
Edward Holm .... apprentice editor
Angela Jackson .... assistant editor
Angela Robinson .... lead assistant editor
Jody Solomon .... post-production coordinator (as Jodi Solomon)
Music Department
Kevin Benson .... music supervisor
Andre P. Espinet .... playback music coordinator
Earl Ghaffari .... music editor
Robert Wheaton .... assistant music editor
Transportation Department
Ted Basso .... production van driver operator
Brian Joseph Moore .... transportation captain
Other crew
Christopher Adams .... script supervisor
Tisha Campbell-Martin .... choreographer: dance battle (as Tisha Campbell)
Oliver Crumes Jr. .... stand-in (as Oliver Crumes)
Alicia Daigre .... stand-in
Althea Daigre .... stand-in
Steve Goldsmith .... consultant: Ediflex
Thalia Harithas .... production secretary
A.J. Johnson .... choreographer: dance battle
Kid 'N Play .... choreographer: dance battle
Kojo Lewis .... location manager (as Ernest Kojo Lewis)
Rae Lockett .... assistant production coordinator
Gethsemane Moss .... craft service
Mark Speer .... consultant: Ediflex
Brad Stephens .... publicist
Elliot Washington .... stand-in
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory control manager (uncredited)
Gail Rodono .... post-production accountant (uncredited)

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100 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

This was final film released before the death of Robin Harris, who died nine days after the movie was released. However, it was not his last one as he appeared in Mo' Better Blues (1990), which was released approximately five months after he died.See more »
Pop:I'm from a small town called "Fresh Off a Cop's Ass", and you're making me homesick.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Undercover Brother (2002)See more »
Shake It UpSee more »


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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
An all time classic, 26 August 2004
Author: IrockGswift ( from east orange, new jersey

The kid'n'play dance was the thing back in the late 80s early 90s. The new jack swing was at its peak and this movie sums it up. It became a break-through for then young actors Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell. This reminds me of the time when I was a teenager who wanted to sneak out to go to a party and later got caught. I was in the 10th grade when this movie was released and I had a lot of fun during that time with not too much fighting at parties. The bullies played by the R&B group Full Force made the movie more funny with its slapstick humor and the memorable Robin Harris with his witty punchlines. It's sad to see him leave this earth at an early age,and comedian Bernie Mac reminds me of him. I remember he died the weekend of this movie and this was a shock. He could have been one of the funniest comedians in the 90s but his life was put to a halt and made way for several comedians who are now today's superstars (namely from Def Comedy Jam). House Party also remind me of how fun hip-hop was,and back then hip-hop was political,educational,radical,and uplifting. This movie can go down in history as how African-Americans can enjoy themselves with no use of drugs and unprotected sex.

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