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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:

A man's tradition every woman should know about. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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 the bus is in the parking lot before crashing into the screen, the headlights are off. After it crashes through the screen, the headlights are on. See more »

Quotes

Rajah: Pretty heavy, hey dude?
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Connections

Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

American Beat
Performed by The Fleshtones
Composed by Peter Zaremba
Produced by Richard Gottehrer
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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So funny, one of my new favorite comedies!
16 May 2008 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

I have heard of Bachelor Party a couple times, once on VH1's I love the 80's and also in Clerks 2 there was a small reference. The weird thing is, I'm more used to a dramatic Tom Hanks, other than Big and A League of Their Own, I've never seen him in a raw comedy movie, so it was a little weird to think of Tom Hanks as this very funny male lead in a movie. But I decided to go ahead and give the movie a look, I have to tell you, I haven't laughed so hard and so out loud in a movie like this in a long time. Then I check out the rating on IMDb, 5.7?! Are you kidding me?! This movie is just so beyond funny, I know that it is cliché'd eighties, but come on! I just couldn't believe that anyone else would not find this to be a funny film. If you're telling me you did not find Brad to be funny, you have got to get your funny bone checked because Bachelor Party is non stop laughs from beginning to end.

Rick is about to get married to beautiful Debbie, his friends who live to party are throwing him the biggest bachelor party they can have. Debbie's rich and snobby family definitely don't want Rick to be apart of their lives, so Debbie's dad will do anything, including her ex-boyfriend, Cole, who wants her back, to split them up. But the bachelor party night has arrived, and things are going more crazy than the boys have expected.

Bachelor Party is seriously funny, it's predictable and silly, especially the end, but it's all in good fun. This is perfect 80's humor, it's the humor I miss and I'm sure others do too, because it's raunchy but doesn't over do it and just has fun with the audience. This cast looked like they had an ultimate blast and Tom Hanks was just brilliant, his character could be a jerk, but such a great guy at the same time, so he's real and likable. This is just a funny movie that I would recommend, it's a lot of fun and the rating on IMDb is just too harsh. Come on, let's get this rating up.

8/10


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