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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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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

Near the end of the movie, Play suggest they go to his house and watch Krush Groove (1985) and Beat Street (1984). Both Paul Anthony and B-Fine were in the former. 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

Kid: [when the prisoners were drawing straws to see who gets Kid] Is there any way to stop this?
Fats: Richard Pryor said that when he was in prison, he kept folks laughing to keep their mind off his booty. Do you know any jokes?
Kid: I don't know any jokes.
Fats: Well, you better think of something.
Kid: What if I can't think of anything?
Fats: Light's out, party's over, cake's on the griddle, and you're already greased.
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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 For Pete's Sake! (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

House Party
Performed by The Full Force Family (Full Force, Lisa Lisa (as Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam), UTFO (as U.T.F.O.), Cheryl Pepsii Riley (as Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley),
Doctor Ice, Ex-Girlfriend and Ecrof)
Written by Full Force
Published by Forceful Music Inc. / Willesden Music Inc. / New Line Music Corp. (BMI)
Courtesy of Full Force Productions and Columbia Records
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The Mother of All Party Movies!!!!!!
5 March 2005 | by jmcgee321See all my reviews

If you want to have a party in your mind, where just drift far far away. Than look no further, because writer/director Reginald Hudlin has made not only one of the best Afro-Americans based film. But also one of the most copied haircuts in recent history.

Play(Christopher Martin) is having this banging HOUSE PARTY with buddy Bilal(Martin Lawrence) DJing. But their best friend Kid(Christopher Reid) can't go because he's Pops(Robin Harris in a terrific performance) grounded him. So he sneaks out to join the party, but face neighborhood bullies(Full Force) and the fact that two girls(Tisha Campbell & A.J. Johnson) like him and wants him to choose between them.

The dance scenes are amazing and the songs are still hype. The acting is great, especially by the late Robin Harris, who will have you laughing at every scene he's in. And George Clinton's cameo is absolutely funny as hell. So enjoy the movie that gave birth to HOW HIGH, SOUL PLANE, and of course CLASS ACT in some ways.


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