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Very Bad Things (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller  |  25 November 1998 (USA)
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A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches.



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A group of friends head to Las Vegas for a bachelor party.. only things go wrong and a woman is killed. Soon, the bodies are piling up and the friends find themselves turning against one another as the coverup builds. Written by Spanner <>

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A very savage comedy. This fall. Tell no one. See more »


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Rated R for strong, grisly violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Malos pensamientos  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,245,853 (USA) (27 November 1998)


£1,796,223 (UK) (5 March 1999)

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While the guys are trying to get rid of the dead body, Christian Slater's character is asked incredulously "Have you ever done this before?" The same thing was asked of him in Heathers (1988) when he is trying to cover up an accidental suicide that he manipulated. In both films, he hears the question, then pointedly does not answer it. See more »


Laura's right arm jumps from Kyle's shoulder to being around his body as they kiss at their wedding. See more »


Robert Boyd: Now, let's just take a second here and take ahold of the situation and review our options.
Adam Berkow: We'll call the police!
Robert Boyd: Call the police. Good. That's one option.
Adam Berkow: That's not an option! This is not multiple choice, here!
Robert Boyd: Yes, it is. There are always options, Adam.
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Very Black Comedy - wonderful
30 October 2004 | by (Planet Earth) – See all my reviews

One thing that's great about actors turned directors, like Peter Berg, is that they can be great at eliciting performances from the cast.

Acting is everything in this movie - as the plot spirals out of control, the acting has to maintain the necessary suspension of disbelief. Here it does.

Daniel Stern gives an eyeball-popping tour de force among a cast with some excellent character actors.

A gory and grotesque comedy nightmare masterpiece!

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