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Very Bad Things (1998)

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A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches.

Director:

Peter Berg

Writer:

Peter Berg
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Favreau ... Kyle Fisher
Leland Orser ... Charles Moore
Cameron Diaz ... Laura Garrety
Christian Slater ... Robert Boyd
Rob Brownstein ... Man
Jeremy Piven ... Michael Berkow
Daniel Stern ... Adam Berkow
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Lois Berkow
Joey Zimmerman ... Adam Berkow Jr.
Tyler Cole Malinger Tyler Cole Malinger ... Timmy Berkow (as Tyler Malinger)
Kobe Tai ... Tina (as Carla Scott)
Russell B. McKenzie ... Security Guard
Pancho Demmings ... Cop (as Pancho Demings)
Blake Gibbons ... Suit
Angelo Di Mascio Jr. Angelo Di Mascio Jr. ... Clerk
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Storyline

A group of friends head to Las Vegas for a bachelor party.. only things go wrong and a woman is killed. Soon, the bodies are piling up and the friends find themselves turning against one another as the coverup builds. Written by Spanner <Spanenr@Aol.com>

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Taglines:

They've been bad. Very bad. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong, grisly violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert called the film "one of the worst films of 1998." See more »

Goofs

Adam, as a practicing Jew, would not have called his son by the same name. See more »

Quotes

Adam Berkow: I might just turn your little pathetic ass in! How about that, pal?
Michael Berkow: You think you're so fuckin' righteous? You were right there with us, side by fuckin' side!
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Crazy Credits

Film ends with Cameron Diaz wandering on the street See more »

Alternate Versions

Three versions are available in Germany: One version for department stores etc. This version lacks most of the violent parts and is rated "Not under 16". The other version, although rated "Not under 18", still misses two short scenes of violence (Christian Slater getting hit by a rack, a bloody saw lying in a bathtub). Last but not least the complete uncut version was released after the re-rating in 2004 when it was given a "Not under 16" rating. See more »

Connections

References Cop Land (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Walls Come Down
(1998)
Written by Peter Berg, Stewart Copeland and Christina Schlieske
Performed by Tina and the B. Side Movement Featuring Sisters in Christ
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One of the Darkest and Most Brilliant Films Ever
1 February 2005 | by Mr_VaiSee all my reviews

I know why people hate this film. They are wrong, but I know why they hate it. They take it too seriously. They are too easily offended. They fail to pick up on the subtle little reminders that Peter Berg includes every once in awhile to let you know, "hey, this is a comedy." The story revolves around a main character, who is soon to be wed to a dominating fiancé, who seems to love the idea of having a big wedding more than she loves her her future husband. Well, our main character and his four closest buddies are off to Vegas for one last night of freedom and fun. In the group you have a pair of Jewish brothers that hate each other, a confused mechanic, and a real estate agent that is a cross between Anthony Robbins and Charles Manson. Well, not to give anything away, but let's just say that some very bad things happen in Vegas, very bad things, and how it will play out after that, well, it is just too entertaining to watch. The acting in this movie is superb, I mean great. The story is fantastic, with tons of hooks and switches. Yes, there is violence and somethings happen, that if they occurred in real life, well, you might be disturbed. HOWEVER, this is a movie! And it is one of my favorite films of all-time. I give it a 10, without hesitation.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Very Bad Things See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,245,853, 29 November 1998

Gross USA:

$9,898,412

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,898,412
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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