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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Malos pensamientos See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,245,853, 29 November 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,801,782, 3 January 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While the guys are trying to get rid of the dead body, Christian Slater's character is asked incredulously "Have you ever done this before?" The same thing was asked of him in Heathers (1988) when he is trying to cover up an accidental suicide that he manipulated. In both films, he hears the question, then pointedly does not answer it. 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

Adam Berkow: You fucking murderer!
Michael Berkow: You're a fucking loser! You're a loser!
Robert Boyd: [Forcibly walking Michael to his jeep] We need to take a time out!
Adam Berkow: Go home! Go home, you fucking murderer!
Michael Berkow: Fuckin' loser!
Adam Berkow: GO HOME, YOU FUCKING MURDERER!
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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 Deliverance (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Ragga Man
Written and Performed by Steve Jeffries
Provided by Associated Production Music
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Very Bad Things indeed!
5 January 2002 | by StanGellnerSee all my reviews

I *wanted* to like this movie, I really did! I'm a fan of black comedies, and have always had a soft spot for Christian Slater. While the performances in this film are solid, the execution of what appears to be a bizzare and funny script is haphazard and appears to have been phoned in. I can't quite put my finger on what ruined this film for me, but I do know that this is not a film I will be revisiting or recommending to others. If you want a black comedy starring Christian Slater, my advice is to check out "Heathers" instead.


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