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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
When the boys travel back in time and open their suitcases to find Adam's filled with drugs, Jacob asks "Who are you, Hunter S. Thompson?" John Cusack was actually very good friends with Hunter S. Thompson. Cusack was also considered to play Hunter S. Thompson, a.k.a. Raoul Duke, in the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), (before the role went to Johnny Depp), Most likely an in joke to when he replies "I thought I was." See more »
When the time travelers return to 1986, they discuss doing everything the same so as not to mess anything up in the future. One person says "If you step on a bug, the Internet won't be invented." The Internet was already invented in 1986, but not widely known or used in public homes. Moreover, these guys are from 2010 and will not necessarily know - then and there - when exactly the Internet was invented, so it would not be out of character for them to think that in 1986 Internet still had to arrive. (Incorrectly regarded as a character error.) See more »
Just like Cincinatti.
You're gonna bring that up?
We said we weren't gonna talk about Cincinatti ever, okay?
Is that why you have that shoebox in your closet that says "Cincinatti"?
What? That's fucking admissible!
You keep it in the closet?
What was I supposed to do with it? You can't bury those things.
You wrote "Cincinatti" on it?
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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 »
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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