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Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

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

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26 March 2010 (USA)  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,020,502 (USA) (28 March 2010)

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$50,287,556 (USA)
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Crispin Glover, who plays the bellhop at the hotel, also starred as George McFly in Back to the Future (1985), another time-traveling movie that takes place partially in the mid-1980s. Additionally, he lost his arm in an accident, whose cause isn't shown until the end, just like the cause of his son Marty's hand injury isn't explained until the end of Back to the Future Part III (1990). See more »

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When Nick Weber is in the hot tube with the groupie (allegedly in 1986) They're listening "Push It" from Salt-n-Pepa but this song wasn't released until March 9, 1987 and advanced into the Top 40 the week of December 26, 1987. See more »

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Jacob: Is that why you have that shoebox in your closet, marked "Cincinatti" ?
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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 »

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Referenced in Hollywood Game Night: Clue Boom-Boom Pow (2014) See more »

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Written by Michael Des Barres and Holly Knight
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Worst movie I saw in a long time
6 October 2014 | by (Kvarner) – See all my reviews

This movie seems to be the Hollywood's response to a much better movie called "Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel" (2009).

As usual, the Hollywood version failed. Don't waste your money on this piece of crap, go watch "FAQ About Time Travel" instead.

The rating of 6.5 for this movie suggests that somebody paid one of those agencies to pump up the IMDb rating, which should be punishable by law. But when you see that production house is called "New Crime Productions" it all makes sense.

Without paid reviews this movie would have a rating of about 4.0 or less.

It's not even worth downloading for free, because that means you would have to watch it. Which would waste 2 hours of your free time. And these 2 hours can be spent on something much more useful. Like playing video games. Or sleeping.


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