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Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

R  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  26 March 2010 (USA)
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A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.



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Three friends on losing streaks: Adam, whose girlfriend dumped him, Nick, with a dead-end job and a cheating wife, and Lou, a suicidal alcoholic. To help Lou recover from car-exhaust poisoning, Adam and Nick, with Adam's nephew Jacob, go to a winter resort that was their old party place. It's now a dump, but the lads rally for a night of drinking in the hot tub. Somehow, the hot tub takes them back to 1986, on a fateful night for each of them. Maybe if they do everything the same way they did that night, they'll get back to the future so Jacob can be born. There are serious temptations to do things differently. Will they make it back to their sorry lives? And what about Jacob? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Kick Some Past


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, nudity, drug use and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Ressaca  »

Box Office


$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,020,502 (USA) (26 March 2010)


$50,213,619 (USA) (4 June 2010)

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Did You Know?


During the closing credits, the last entry under the cast says "and introducing William Zabka". This is obviously an inside joke as Zabka has been acting since the early 1980s. See more »


At the start of the film when Jacob Can be seen playing a PC game for about two seconds you can clearly see the Windows Media Player 11 "play" buttons as they come up when a video is full screen and has the mouse over it. See more »


Phil: Are you raping?
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Crazy Credits

The end credits start out as one of the main characters' alternative histories, showing real crew names over a flashy 1980s music video. See more »


Modern Love
Written and Performed by David Bowie
Courtesy of RZO Music
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Unexpectedly Hilarious
26 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to a screening of this film and didn't expect very much out of it. However, this is probably one of the funniest movies I've seen in a while. I laughed almost the entire length of the movie, which is something that hasn't happened in a long time. The movie is extremely well-written. John Cusack really carries the movie with a great performance. Chevy Chase really doesn't do much of anything. Comedy was sort of in the vein of "The 40 Year Old Virgin." The film doesn't take itself seriously at all, which is part of the fun. It doesn't really get bogged down too much in the science of time travel, and focuses mostly on these four guys trying to get the hell out of 1986. A great watch. Very entertaining. Highly recommended.

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