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The Hangover (2009)

R | | Comedy | 5 June 2009 (USA)
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Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.

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Todd Phillips
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bradley Cooper ... Phil
Ed Helms ... Stu
Zach Galifianakis ... Alan
Justin Bartha ... Doug
Heather Graham ... Jade
Sasha Barrese ... Tracy
Jeffrey Tambor ... Sid
Ken Jeong ... Mr. Chow
Rachael Harris ... Melissa
Mike Tyson ... Mike Tyson
Mike Epps ... Black Doug
Jernard Burks ... Leonard
Rob Riggle ... Officer Franklin
Cleo King ... Officer Garden
Bryan Callen ... Eddie
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Storyline

Angelenos Doug Billings and Tracy Garner are about to get married. Two days before the wedding, the four men in the wedding party - Doug, Doug's two best buddies Phil Wenneck and Stu Price, and Tracy's brother Alan Garner - hop into Tracy's father's beloved Mercedes convertible for a 24-hour stag party to Las Vegas. Phil, a married high school teacher, has the same maturity level as his students when he's with his pals. Stu, a dentist, is worried about everything, especially what his controlling girlfriend Melissa thinks. Because she disapproves of traditional male bonding rituals, Stu has to lie to her about the stag, he telling her that they are going on a wine tasting tour in the Napa Valley. Regardless, he intends on eventually marrying her, against the advice and wishes of his friends. And Alan seems to be unaware of what are considered the social graces of the western world. The morning after their arrival in Las Vegas, they awaken in their hotel suite each with the worst ... Written by Huggo

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Well, technically I'm an escort! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content including nudity, and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hangover See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,979,319, 7 June 2009

Gross USA:

$277,322,503

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$467,517,116
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Zach Galifianakis said he tried to forbid his own mother from seeing the film, and that he yells at parents of kids who tell him they like it. See more »

Goofs

When Phil is beaten by Mr Chow and stands up his pants are covered in dirt but when they are walking down the hallway in the next scene his pants have no dirt on them at all. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Doug Billings: [on recording] Hey, you've reached Doug. Sorry I missed your call. Please leave a name and number and I'll get back to you.
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Crazy Credits

Collage of photos telling the story of what happened that night. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the UK, on the advice of the BBFC, the photographs of an elderly woman performing oral sex on Alan were blurred in order to reduce the rating from a "18" to a "15". This version was also released on DVD. See more »


Soundtracks

In the Air Tonight
Written by Phil Collins
Performed by Phil Collins
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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Funniest film so far this year.
15 July 2009 | by ste_shmoobertSee all my reviews

I reckon it will be noted as the funniest film this year as I think it would be hard to top. It is certainly the best comedy I've seen for a couple of years. The cast were excellent with a truly great dynamic of main characters played by very talented comedic actors. The performance that sticks out is Zach Galifianakis' character 'Alan'. Zach has brought a fresh character to the screen and with the quality of this films script the combination of the two are what brings this to the point of a comedy masterpiece. As a film fan who is partial to only rating thrillers and dramas with a sense of respect, this film reminds me of how comedy can be the masterclass of cinema and the reason why we enjoy it so much. My Dad is not a fan of comedy as such and normally sees going to watch films of this type as a chore but to see him laugh as much as my brother and myself at 65 years of age shows how its humor can break not just an age gap but more importantly a persons taste in film. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this movie and do not wish to say anything about the story. The best thing to do is to go and see this film for yourself and you'll realize what i'm talking about.


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