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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$277,322,503, 17 December 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$467,483,912, 17 December 2009
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

As a tribute to the film, Rascal Flatts took to Vegas to film their video for "Why Wait", which featured cameos from Scott "Carrot Top" Thompson and Wayne Newton. See more »

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During the scene in the convenience store, right after the clerk gives the total for the purchase, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen for about half a second. 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

On the Warner Bros TV channel (USA/Mexico) there is a version played where Phil shout "paging Dr Nancy" instead of "paging D Faggot". The scene "not at the table Carlos" is removed. Also the doctor in the hospital says "on the corner of a map and get lost" instead of "on the corner of a map and fuck off" There are more. Basically this is a highly edited version compared to the UK version. See more »

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References Casino (1995) See more »

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Grandma's Hands
Written and Performed by Bill Withers
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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One of the funniest movies I have ever seen. PERIOD.
6 June 2009 | by jirshonSee all my reviews

I walked into this movie a little hesitant, and man did I feel like a complete tool for doubting Todd Phillips once again.

I was hesitant for quite a few reasons. One being that I was a little unimpressed with the trailer, but trust me, after you see this movie you will realize that most of the movie couldn't have possibly made it into the trailer. Another reason was the writers.... their previous works being The Ghosts of Girlfriend's Pasts and Four Christmases and Rebound. I don't know what they did between those and this but damn did they step their game up.

Now, the movie is hilarious. I have become so used to the thought of the Judd Apatow gang being the only ones to make truly funny films, but I realized very quickly into this movie that I was dead wrong. I think this movie was by far ten times funnier than Pineapple Express, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Step Brothers, etc. And I find each of those flicks truly, hilariously, funny.

I remember watching Superbad the first time and thinking that that was the funniest movie ever made, when it comes to films with legitimate plots and characters, etc. And maybe Superbad and The Hangover are pretty close, but who knows....

So PLEASE see this film. The audience I saw it with was laughing hysterically every five minutes at least. There is enough one-liners to quote all summer, and enough subtle jokes to laugh about later on that you didn't catch the first time.

OH and by the way, if you love Old School, you will LOVE the ending. That's all I can say.


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