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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
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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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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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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:

$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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The weekend of the night in Vegas can be worked out due to the guys watching UFC 10 on pay-per-view: July 12, 1996. The background shows Don Frye vs. Brian Johnston. 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

Boyd: Adam, heads up.
[tosses Adam a head]
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Alternate Versions

In 2004 the film was resubmitted in its uncut form to the German ratings board FSK and received a "Not under 16" rating. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Scary Movie 2 (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Supernatural Thing
(Remix) (1975)
Written by Patrick Grant and Gwen Guthrie
Performed by Ben E. King
Courtesy of Penumbra Music
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As stated previously "One of the best dark comedies ever"!
8 March 2003 | by DCCALPENASee all my reviews

I have seen this movie three times and each time I am amazed, humored, frightened and relieved with the poetic justice at the end. And it's about time that I watch it again. The only problem I have with this movie is the title. Every time I try and remember the name I can't think of it. Maybe it should have been called Bachelor Party or Stag Party. I guarantee once you've seen it, you'll never forget it. Especially when your sons are planning marriage. The plot is great...fun time in Vegas. Girls, gambling, maybe sex. Then the plot thickens and from the bathroom scene on, you will not be able to leave the movie. Have your pacemaker checked, your box of tissue nearby, to wipe away tears of laughter, and enjoy. If there were higher than a "10" rating for a movie, Very Bad Things would achieve it hands down. It's not for children though, so view it after the little ones are in bed. Teenagers are fine, they know more about life then we want to believe. This movie has the comedy, the macabre and a justified ending. Rent it, buy it, watch it!


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