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House Party (1990)

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Kid decides to go to his friend Play's house party, but neither of them can predict what's in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives.

Director:

Reginald Hudlin

Writer:

Reginald Hudlin
2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Reid ... Christopher 'Kid' Harris
Robin Harris ... Pop
Christopher Martin ... Peter 'Play' Martin
Martin Lawrence ... Bilal
Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Sidney (as Tisha Campbell)
A.J. Johnson ... Sharane
Paul Anthony ... Stab
Bowlegged Lou Bowlegged Lou ... Pee-Wee
B-Fine B-Fine ... Zilla
Edith Fields ... Principal
Kelly Jo Minter ... LaDonna
Clifton Powell ... Sharane's Brother
Verda Bridges Verda Bridges ... Sharane's Sister
Desi Arnez Hines II Desi Arnez Hines II ... Peanut
Lou B. Washington Lou B. Washington ... Uncle Otis (as Lou D. Washington)
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Storyline

Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid doesn't know that three of the thugs at school have decided to give him a lesson in behaviour... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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If they get caught it's all over. If they don't, it's just the beginning!

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Pop shows up at the party looking for his son, he says the line 'test tube baby' - used in Robin Harris' real-life stand up comedy performances. See more »

Goofs

when you see the two thieves being chased by the dog after being chased by the cop running towards the bus look to your left, there's a shadow of a man holding a camera following them to the bus through the whole scene. See more »

Quotes

Pop: The only fucking disturbance is you MESSING WITH ME!
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Crazy Credits

The roof of the house that is blown off during the opening sequence falls onto the two policemen during the closing credits. See more »

Connections

References American Bandstand (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is Love
Performed by Kenny Vaughan
Written by Kenny Vaughan
Published by New Line Music (SESAC)
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User Reviews

 
Wacky little flick.
23 March 2018 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is a wacky little flick that I saw during 7th grade in class. Lots of forced comedy and wild dialog, but entertaining at certain points. Plenty of my classmates loved it, but I thought it was pretty average though.

Grade C


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House Party See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,611,024, 11 March 1990

Gross USA:

$26,385,627

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,385,627
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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