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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Adam
... Jacob
... Nick
... Lou
... Blaine
... Jenny
... Phil
... Repairman
... Chaz
... April
... Kelly
Aliu Oyofo ... Young Nick
Jake Rose ... Young Adam
Brook Bennett ... Young Lou
... Zoe
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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>

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Kick Some Past

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

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,020,502, 28 March 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,287,556

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,985,447
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Jacob (Clark Duke) makes a reference to the Stephen King novel The Shining. "I'm gonna make a prediction right now. One of us is gonna start writing a novel, and then we all get snowed in, and then Lou's gonna axe murder all of us." John Cusack previously starred in 1408 (2007), which was based on a short story by Stephen King. See more »

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In the ski chalet scene when they first realize they went back in time, there's a brief shot of a Nintendo arcade machine. However the "New Super Mario Bros" logo is from the 2006 Nintendo DS game, and an arcade game with that title or logo was never released. See more »

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Lou: [to Jacob, while Lou is shocked that the former does not have ritalin] Don't fuckin' lie to me, every one of you people have ritalin.
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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 »

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Talk Dirty to Me
Written by Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille (as Bruce Johannesson), Bret Michaels and Rikki Rockett (as Rikki Rocket)
Performed by Poison
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Films & Television Music
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It's The Hangover (But With a Time Machine) in the 80's?!
3 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

My friends and I just watched this movie, at a sneak preview. It was absolutely brilliant, but you had to have been alive in the 80's to TRULY enjoy all the references that are sprinkled throughout this movie. Rob Corddry goes completely against his previous typecasting, as the wimpy guy who gets bossed around by his girlfriend. He's the exact opposite in this movie, and he does a wonderful job. Jon Cusack does justice to his 80's movie pedigree. The feel of this movie is very much like The Hangover. A bunch of friends who come together to raise a little mayhem over the weekend, end up getting much more than what they bargained for. The comedy is superb, even though it's often sophomoric in nature. If you're in the mood to laugh like a hyena, and bask in the gloriousness of the 80's, then look no further. I can't wait to re-watch this movie on DVD. We were all laughing so hard, that I missed TONS of dialogue. There are also LOTS of 80's references, and familiar faces from the era, that make this movie so unbelievably fun to watch. Not to mention, give it excellent replay value. Don't wait for DVD, watch this movie as soon as it comes out! You'll be glad you did.


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