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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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2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Crank up the bass on this house party! (spoilers) 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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

House Party was originally written for DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, a.k.a. Jeffrey A. Townes and 'Will Smith'.See more »
Pop:Ah, I shoulda known you was at this Party, and ya know, with all that Jheri Curl juice you got in your hair, you better not Ever do a crime! The police won't have any problem finding you! "Follow the drip, follow the drip!"See more »
Movie Connections:
References Breakin' (1984)See more »
Kid vs. PlaySee more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Crank up the bass on this house party! (spoilers), 30 January 2005
Author: Pepper Anne from Orlando, Florida

Oddly serving as the thesis film for director Reginald Hudlin while a student at Harvard, 'House Party' is one of my favorite teen comedies. Although, clearly most of the cast (especially Martin Lawrence and the members of Full Force) who were clearly somewhere in their late 20s, if not early 30s. However, this is one all-black teen comedy which did things with just the right amount of spunk, and the characters were not so obnoxious and not so stereotypical that you couldn't enjoy their (mis)adventures.

Old school rappers, Kid and Play, are two high school friends. Play is hosting a house party when his folks go out of town and his number one mate, Kid, plans on making an appearance. But, after getting into a scuffle with one of the bullies (aka, the biggest muscles from Full Force), he gets suspended. Like Les Anderson hoping his parents won't find out that he flunked his driver exam in 'License to Drive,' Kid prays that his father won't find out about his getting in trouble at school because he desperately wants to go that party.

But, more importantly, there is a great mix of subplots interacting which make this movie quite entertaining, especially the idiotic white cops that seem to appear at the most inconvenient moments (and not appear at the convenient ones) to harass the neighborhood and Kid's father (stand-up comedian, Robin Harris) making his way to the house party to bring his son home. And get a load of those clothes and dancing!

For fans of old school rap and hip-hop: the nostalgia trip alone should be reason enough to watch it. And, though several House Party sequels would follow, the first two are really the only ones worth watching.

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