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The Hangover (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  5 June 2009 (USA)
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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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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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Some guys just can't handle Vegas See more »



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?  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$44,979,319 (USA) (5 June 2009)


$277,313,371 (USA) (11 December 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lucinda Jenney:  at the casino, playing the same character she played in Rain Man (1988). See more »


When the guys get the car back for the drive to L.A. the windshield is no longer broken. 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 »


Referenced in Kac Wawa (2012) See more »


Written by James Phillips, Ludacris (as Christopher Bridges), La Marquis Jefferson (as LaMarquis Jefferson), Patrick J. Que Smith (as Patrick Smith), Sean Garrett and Lil Jon (as Jonathan Smith)
Performed by Usher Raymond (as Usher) featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon
Courtesy of LaFace Records and The RCA/Jive Label Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
Ludacris appears courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Lil Jon appears courtesy of The Orchard
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Funniest film so far this year.
15 July 2009 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I reckon it will be noted as the funniest film this year as I think it would be hard to top. It is certainly the best comedy I've seen for a couple of years. The cast were excellent with a truly great dynamic of main characters played by very talented comedic actors. The performance that sticks out is Zach Galifianakis' character 'Alan'. Zach has brought a fresh character to the screen and with the quality of this films script the combination of the two are what brings this to the point of a comedy masterpiece. As a film fan who is partial to only rating thrillers and dramas with a sense of respect, this film reminds me of how comedy can be the masterclass of cinema and the reason why we enjoy it so much. My Dad is not a fan of comedy as such and normally sees going to watch films of this type as a chore but to see him laugh as much as my brother and myself at 65 years of age shows how its humor can break not just an age gap but more importantly a persons taste in film. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this movie and do not wish to say anything about the story. The best thing to do is to go and see this film for yourself and you'll realize what i'm talking about.

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