6.4/10
11,751
30 user 17 critic

House Party (1990)

Trailer
1:28 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

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
Reviews
Popularity
2,999 ( 4,245)
2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

House Party 2 (1991)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When Kid's college money is stolen by a crooked music promoter, Play's solution is to stage the 'mutha' of all pajama parties. Starring Kid 'n Play and Martin Lawrence.

Directors: George Jackson, Doug McHenry
Stars: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, Martin Lawrence
House Party 3 (1994)
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Come to a new House Party, where Kid, after a lifetime 'playing the field', falls in love and is about to get married. 'Play' plans to throw the rockin'est bachelor party ever - until '... See full summary »

Director: Eric Meza
Stars: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, David Edwards
Cooley High (1975)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1964, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Glynn Turman, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Garrett Morris
Class Act (1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A valedictorian and a juvenile delinquent have their school records switched and begin to be treated like the other.

Director: Randall Miller
Stars: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, Andre Rosey Brown
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

As Carl Black gets the opportunity to move his family out of Chicago in hope of a better life, their arrival in Beverly Hills is timed with that city's annual purge, where all crime is legal for twelve hours.

Director: Deon Taylor
Stars: Mike Epps, Zulay Henao, Alex Henderson
Harlem Nights (1989)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

During the 1930s, a New York City illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters, and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.

Director: Eddie Murphy
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx
Barbershop (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A day in the life of a South Side Chicago barbershop.

Director: Tim Story
Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve
Life I (1999)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century.

Director: Ted Demme
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé
Half Baked (1998)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of three not so bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail.

Director: Tamra Davis
Stars: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Jim Breuer
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Bounty hunter Bucum Jackson (Ice Cube) teams with the small-time con artist, Reggie Wright (Mike Epps), that he is pursuing, in an attempt to locate a missing stash of diamonds and a ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Bray
Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Tommy Flanagan
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.

Director: Ron Shelton
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez
How High (2001)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two guys by the name of Silas and Jamal decided to one day smoke something magical, which eventually helps them to ace their college entrance exam.

Director: Jesse Dylan
Stars: Method Man, Redman, Obba Babatundé
Edit

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)
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Festa do Rap See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$26,386,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Warrington Hudlin: one of the two burglars that are chased by the dog. 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: What's your name?
Clint: Clinton.
Pop: Clinton what?
Clint: Clinton, um, X. I'm a Muslim.
Pop: Clinton X, huh? Well go home and bring me 2 bean pies and a pork chop sandwich, you little trout mouthed heathen.
See more »

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 Dolemite (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Funhouse
Performed by Kid 'N Play
Written by Hurby 'Luv Bug' Azor (as Hurby "Love Bug" Azor)
Produced by Hurby 'Luv Bug' Azor (as Hurby "Love Bug" Azor) & The Invincibles for Noise in the Attic Productions
Published by Sons of K-oss Music / New Line Cinema Productions (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Select Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
House Party to Party Monster in one decade
1 October 2007 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

Released in 99% white Australia at the height of the warehouse dance party wave, this hilarious all black hip hop indie rang true to us neon shirted whities who could have our own moment of 'rock around the clock style new wave dance madness' by actually dancing in the aisles of the cinema. And what a crummy cinema it was....the Mandolin in Sydney was the mangy red velvet 60s beatnik cinema that was a converted 1930s radio theater. Perfect! I think that night we went to the movies and saw Kid'n'Play's HOUSE PARTY and appropriately went to an all night dance party in a warehouse nearby with 5000 others who secretly knew it was on (yes 5000 others) and like in HOUSE PARTY, you had to know it was on in there.... so we got to see the movie and cross/culture/shift and relive the experience to the same music. HOUSE PARTY like that night is a moment in time, part of the hilarious reckless nights we have all had in the late 80s (see the great tiny1982 indie Oz pic GOING DOWN for proof) ... to new music with hilarious friends and dance tracks that allowed you to dance with 15 different people. I know there were sequels but by then the time had gone and the dance parties were full of bad drugs and bonehead behavior. HOUSE PARTY is the bookend to PARTY MONSTER.. the incredible lavish and absolutely bullseye moment of the 90s captured on film in 2003 with Macauley Culkin and Seth Green. It would be horrifying fun to see these films together in one sitting to identify the night it started and the night it stopped. I suppose it is the same idea wondering how we got from "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" to "When I Think Of You I Touch Myself". Yes HOUSE PARTY is the innocent side of the coke chopping razor and PARTY MONSTER is the harsh sunlight of next morning.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 30 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed