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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Cole Malinger ...
Timmy Berkow (as Tyler Malinger)
Kobe Tai ...
Tina (as Carla Scott)
Russell B. McKenzie ...
Cop (as Pancho Demings)
Angelo Di Mascio Jr. ...


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 <Spanenr@Aol.com>

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


Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£1,796,223 (UK) (5 March 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Adam Sandler was originally cast as Michael Berkow but dropped out at the last minute to make The Waterboy (1998). Jeremy Piven took the role. See more »


When Kyle Fisher is sitting in his wheelchair, the feet belonging to his supposedly missing legs can be seen underneath the seat of the chair concealed with black socks. See more »


Boyd: I'm like a lighthouse! I stayed lit for you man! I never go dark.
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Written by Will.i.am (as William Adams), Apl.de.Ap (as Allan Pineda), Kevin Feyen,
Nigel Harrison and Debbie Harry
Performed by The Black Eyed Peas (as Black Eyed Peas)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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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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