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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.

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Festa do Rap See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$26,386,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Anthony Johnson, who plays the guy with short jheri curl hair at the party, returned in House Party 3 (1994) as Butcher. 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

When the production manager (listed elsewhere under his own name) disappeared during the making of the film, costing the production several thousand dollars, he was credited under the name "Ozus Munny" as retribution for his irresponsibility. See more »

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Soundtracks

Bull Pen Blues
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
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has a certain charm
13 January 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Play is having a party with his parents out of town joined by his friends Kid and Bilal (Martin Lawrence). School bullies Stab and his brothers Pee-Wee and Zilla have it in for Kid. Kid's father Pop allows him to go to the party until he reads the school letter about Kid's fight with Stab. The boys like Sidney (Tisha Campbell) and Sharane.

This takes the harder edged black culture material and adds a light playful charm. Kid 'n Play are not exactly heavy hitters in the acting department. Play is not much cinematically but Kid does have a fun comedic energy. Play does better when he's rapping. Once the party starts, the movie finds its grove. It's a party and everybody can have fun.


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