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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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A very savage comedy. This fall. Tell no one. 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

The rabbi at the funeral is played by actor Jeremy Piven's real life father, Byrne Piven. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, Laura has two spots of spray household cleaner (foam) on her face. These switch from cheek to cheek at least twice. See more »

Quotes

Michael Berkow: I killed my brother.
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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 Kojak (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Battle Flag
(1997)
Written by Shawn Smith and Steve Fisk
Performed by Pigeonhed
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Very Black Comedy - wonderful
30 October 2004 | by peterdavisSee all my reviews

One thing that's great about actors turned directors, like Peter Berg, is that they can be great at eliciting performances from the cast.

Acting is everything in this movie - as the plot spirals out of control, the acting has to maintain the necessary suspension of disbelief. Here it does.

Daniel Stern gives an eyeball-popping tour de force among a cast with some excellent character actors.

A gory and grotesque comedy nightmare masterpiece!


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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