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The Hangover (2009)

R | | Comedy | 5 June 2009 (USA)
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Airs Sun. Jan. 27, 4:55 AM on HBO

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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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You mess with the wrong guy. 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$277,322,503, 17 December 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$467,483,912, 17 December 2009
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Rudd turned down the role of Phil Wenneck. See more »

Goofs

Mr. Chow, at one point says "Suck on these little Chinese nuts", but speaks Korean to his "goons" when commanding them to remove the main characters from the car. Mr. Chow never calls himself Chinese, the previous statement could have been his attempt at humor (He is always making jokes and laughing.) Chow is a Chinese last name and it is entirely possible for someone that is Chinese to be able to speak Korean as well. 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 Argentine version, Mr. Chow jumps out of the car with underwear. Also, the oral sex photo is blurred, as is the penis. See more »

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Soundtracks

Can't Tell Me Nothing
Written by Kanye West, Aldrin Davis and Connie Mitchell
Performed by Kanye West
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
A very funny movie
26 May 2009 | by dalaglerSee all my reviews

With the exception of one character (more later in this review), I found this movie filled with male, sophomoric humor. Having said that most of the females in the audience also enjoyed it; kind of an equal opportunity movie to offend all sexes equally.

Unlike most trailers that show all the humor in a 60 second clip, this movie will throw so many funny situations at you so quickly that you will be giggling non-stop for the first hour.

Then, the introduction of the Mr. Chow part - essential for the plot, but played WAY over the top by Ken Jeong - became distracting. Up to that point, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, and Zach Galifianakis carried the movie briskly and with real chemistry. Zach Galifianakis, in particular, was brilliant. Who is this guy???! The last 30 minutes were not as good as the first hour and I found the ending somewhat forced.

HOWEVER, everyone I talked with after the movie will be seeing it again. This is one movie that is as funny as advertised.

Of course, I will get flamed by those who find this kind of humor too low brow for their tastes. Hey, just know what you're getting into when you see this.


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