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Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.


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Cast overview, first billed only:


Angelenos Doug Billings and Tracy Garner are about to get married. Two days before the wedding, the four men in the wedding party - Doug, Doug's two best buddies Phil Wenneck and Stu Price, and Tracy's brother Alan Garner - hop into Tracy's father's beloved Mercedes convertible for a 24-hour stag party to Las Vegas. Phil, a married high school teacher, has the same maturity level as his students when he's with his pals. Stu, a dentist, is worried about everything, especially what his controlling girlfriend Melissa thinks. Because she disapproves of traditional male bonding rituals, Stu has to lie to her about the stag, he telling her that they are going on a wine tasting tour in the Napa Valley. Regardless, he intends on eventually marrying her, against the advice and wishes of his friends. And Alan seems to be unaware of what are considered the social graces of the western world. The morning after their arrival in Las Vegas, they awaken in their hotel suite each with the worst ... Written by Huggo

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content including nudity, and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 June 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¿Qué pasó ayer?  »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,979,319, 7 June 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$277,322,503, 17 December 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$467,483,912, 17 December 2009
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The plot was inspired by a real event that happened to Tripp Vinson, a Producer and friend of Executive Producer Chris Bender. Vinson had gone missing from his own Las Vegas bachelor party, blacking out and waking up "in a strip club being threatened with a very, very large bill I was supposed to pay." See more »


During the scene with Mike Tyson, you can see the reflection of the crew and equipment in Phil's sunglasses. See more »


[first lines]
Doug Billings: [on recording] Hey, you've reached Doug. Sorry I missed your call. Please leave a name and number and I'll get back to you.
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Crazy Credits

Collage of photos telling the story of what happened that night. See more »


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Written by Pete Burns (as Peter Jozzepi Burns), Steve Coy (as Stephen Coy), Flo Rida, Justin Scott Franks, Lukasz Gottwald, Allan Grigg, Philip Lawrence (as Philip Martin Lawrence II), Tim Lever (as Timothy John Lever), Bruno Mars and Mike Percy (as Michael David Percy)
Performed by Flo Rida featuring Kesha (uncredited)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Outperformed the already high expectations!
5 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

I have to start by saying that my friends and I have been talking about this movie and watching the trailers for weeks, so our expectations were really high.

With that being said, this movie didn't just live up to the expectations, it was one of the funniest movie I have seen in a long time. Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms are all very good. Galifianakis steals the show at times. It is hilarious from the beginning. Mike Tyson brings a few laughs and Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) is a great twist. Do yourself a favor and go see this movie, it is worth every penny. Just got out of the midnight showing and I'm going back tomorrow night.

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