When Lou finds himself in trouble, Nick and Jacob fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past - which is really the present.
A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
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
Months after the film had wrapped principal photography, it was decided that additional scenes were needed. The scenes with William Zabka were filmed just a few months before the film was released. See more »
When Nick walks up to his band members for the 1st time in the hotel lobby area, the song "Smooth Up In Ya" by the Bulletboys is playing in the background. That song didn't come out until September 1988. 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 »
Although as a warning this movie had some pretty intense language, and very crude humor I enjoyed it so much. The actual plot of this movie as depicted on the trailer is in no way realistic at all which adds to it's humor. Isn't that what we go to the movies for? A little escape of reality for a while? This movie from first moment to last is hilarious in every way and the jokes keep rolling. This movie is like all of the greater 80's movies piled into one with a mix of Back to the Future. Every character in this movie had a significant number of hilarious jokes, and the entire audience was laughing hysterically. In my opinion this was better than The Hangover because every 2 minutes I found myself laughing harder and harder at every joke. Great movie.
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