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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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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 »


In the final scene, Laura has two spots of spray household cleaner (foam) on her face. These switch from cheek to cheek at least twice. See more »


Michael Berkow: [to Adam] Your kid is one crutch short of a telethon, you've got a frigid, swamp-hog wife...
Adam Berkow: [Grabbing Michael] You fucking...
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References Deliverance (1972) See more »


Written by Will.i.am (as William Adams), Apl.de.Ap (as Allan Pineda), Kevin Feyen,
Nigel Harrison and Debbie Harry
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One of the best dark comedies ever
3 July 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was going to suck. But I was wrong. This film ranks among the great dramedies (Dr. Strangelove, Little Shop of Horrors, American Beauty, The Cable Guy) by adding sharp comedy with horrific themes that in the wrong circumstances would make this a hard core porno/horror film. Plot involves a couple (Jon Favreu and Cameron Diaz) who are about to get married, but not before the bachelor party with friends Christian Slater, Daniel Slater and others with stripper (and actual porn star) Kobe Tai. It gets juicy after the party when the stripper gets killed, and body count (and laughter) come up in high dosage. Peter Berg makes a great debut as writer/director by making the characters all bad in equal ways, but also throughout the film trying to redeem they're problems (except for Slater who gives his best performance in a while). Fun all around, even if it's Charles Manson fun. One of the better films of the decade. A+

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