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Bachelor Party (1984)

A soon-to-be-married man's friends throw him the ultimate bachelor party.

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Neal Israel

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Bob Israel (story), Neal Israel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Rick Gassko
Tawny Kitaen ... Debbie Thompson
Adrian Zmed ... Jay O'Neill
George Grizzard ... Ed Thompson
Barbara Stuart ... Mrs. Thompson
Robert Prescott Robert Prescott ... Cole Whittier
William Tepper ... Dr. Stan Gassko
Wendie Jo Sperber ... Dr. Tina Gassko
Barry Diamond ... Rudy
Gary Grossman ... Gary
Michael Dudikoff ... Ryko
Bradford Bancroft Bradford Bancroft ... Brad Mollen
Martina Finch Martina Finch ... Phoebe
Deborah Harmon ... Ilene
Tracy Smith ... Bobbi
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Storyline

Rick Gassko is about to marry Debbie Thompson. Her parents hate him. Her old boyfriend hates him. They all have money and he gets a cut of the crap games on the Catholic school bus that he drives. His friends decide to give him the bachelor party of all bachelor parties in an expensive hotel with booze, adult movies and hookers. As the players catch wind of the elements of the party, each adds a little monkey wrench so that one set of hookers ends up giving demos at the bride's shower, the brides friends end up dressed as hookers in a room with a number of non English speaking Japanese businessmen, and so on, as things get out of hand. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

Shocking, Shameless, Sinful, Wicked. And the party hasn't even started. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

29 June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Despedida de soltero See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,775,155, 1 July 1984

Gross USA:

$38,435,947
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Previous to this Tom Hanks and Wendie Jo Sperber worked together on Bosom Buddies (1980). See more »

Goofs

When Cole opens the door to room 1002 a moment after Gary has left, Gary can still be seen next to the door, dashing out of the shot. See more »

Quotes

Rick Gassko: Who was that?
Jay O'Neill: I dunno.
Rick Gassko: [pointing to the arrow] And what's this?
Jay O'Neill: Search me.
Rick Gassko: [Another arrow hits the wall] What about this?
Jay O'Neill: Still drawing a blank.
Rick Gassko: [Seeing Cole across the way] He look familiar to you?
Jay O'Neill: Yep.
Rick Gassko: Get the hookers in a circle. We're going to put Cochise out of business.
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Connections

References Animal House (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Bachelor Party Theme
Performed by Oingo Boingo
Composed by Danny Elfman
Produced by Oingo Boingo, Paul Ratajczak
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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An early comedy favorite from the 1980's.
13 July 2007 | by hu675See all my reviews

When a goofy Care-Free bus driver named Rick (Two Time Oscar-Winner:Tom Hanks), who decides to get married with a rich nice young woman named Debbie (Tawny Kitaen). Rick's friends (Adrian Zmed, William Tepper, Barry Diamond, Gary Grossman, Gradford Bancroft & Michael Dudikoff) decides to give Rick, an wild all-out Bachelor Party. While Rick's nemesis, a scumbag named Cole (Robert Prescott) tries to ruined the party of Rick and also trying to framed him as well. Since he's still crazy about his ex-girlfriend:Debbie.

Directed by Neal Isreal (Suft Ninjas) made an amusing comedy, which it was in the heights of Tom Hanks' career. Which he had another hit in 1984, which it was "Splash". Hanks is fun, so is the entire cast. This has some memorable funny scenes and clever gags as well. This has becomes an Camp Classic. Fans of his early work, should enjoy this as well.

DVD has an fine anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer and an good-Dolby Digital 4.0 Surround Sound. DVD also vintage behind the scenes vignettes and short interviews with the actors as well. Fans of wild 1980's sex comedies will have a blast. (****/*****).


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