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Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

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A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

Director:

Steve Pink

Writers:

Josh Heald (screenplay), Sean Anders (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Adam
Clark Duke ... Jacob
Craig Robinson ... Nick
Rob Corddry ... Lou
Sebastian Stan ... Blaine
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Jenny
Crispin Glover ... Phil
Chevy Chase ... Repairman
Charlie McDermott ... Chaz
Lizzy Caplan ... April
Collette Wolfe ... Kelly
Aliu Oyofo Aliu Oyofo ... Young Nick
Jake Rose Jake Rose ... Young Adam
Brook Bennett Brook Bennett ... Young Lou
Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe ... Zoe (as Crystal Lowe)
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Storyline

Three friends on losing streaks: Adam, whose girlfriend dumped him, Nick, with a dead-end job and a cheating wife, and Lou, a suicidal alcoholic. To help Lou recover from car-exhaust poisoning, Adam and Nick, with Adam's nephew Jacob, go to a winter resort that was their old party place. It's now a dump, but the lads rally for a night of drinking in the hot tub. Somehow, the hot tub takes them back to 1986, on a fateful night for each of them. Maybe if they do everything the same way they did that night, they'll get back to the future so Jacob can be born. There are serious temptations to do things differently. Will they make it back to their sorry lives? And what about Jacob? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Kick Some Past

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, nudity, drug use and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Towards the end of the movie, a credit or debit card is shown close-up, a blue Capitol Federal Savings card. That is a Kansas bank, based in Topeka. See more »

Goofs

When Nick Weber is in the hot tub with the groupie (allegedly in 1986) They're listening "Push It" from Salt-n-Pepa but this song wasn't released until March 9, 1987 and advanced into the Top 40 the week of December 26, 1987. See more »

Quotes

Jacob: Guys! This is scientifically possible.
Lou: Oh, my God. Okay, Professor Hawking, tell me in your robot voice how this is scientifically possible.
Jacob: All right, I write Stargate fan fiction, so I think I know what I'm talking about right now.
Lou: I seriously almost passed out, you're such a dork.
Jacob: Okay. The tub is obviously some kind of energy vortex, right? Like a black hole! But, instead of being in space, it's, you know, it's in a hot tub. Time is not linear, we just perceive it that way!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits start out as one of the main characters' alternative histories, showing real crew names over a flashy 1980s music video. See more »

Alternate Versions

The unrated version is longer by 1 minute and 40 seconds. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.14 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Once in a Lifetime
Written by David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz (as Christopher Frantz), Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth
Performed by Talking Heads
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Unexpectedly Hilarious
26 February 2010 | by tuc01160See all my reviews

I went to a screening of this film and didn't expect very much out of it. However, this is probably one of the funniest movies I've seen in a while. I laughed almost the entire length of the movie, which is something that hasn't happened in a long time. The movie is extremely well-written. John Cusack really carries the movie with a great performance. Chevy Chase really doesn't do much of anything. Comedy was sort of in the vein of "The 40 Year Old Virgin." The film doesn't take itself seriously at all, which is part of the fun. It doesn't really get bogged down too much in the science of time travel, and focuses mostly on these four guys trying to get the hell out of 1986. A great watch. Very entertaining. Highly recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,020,502, 28 March 2010

Gross USA:

$50,287,556

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,780,213
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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