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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

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>

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hot Tub Time Machine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Runtime:

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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Has a similarity to Pleasantville, another time travel movie. Both have an odd travel device (tub vs TV) and a testy repairman (Chevy Chase vs Don Knotts). See more »

Goofs

After Adam is stabbed in the eye by his girlfriend, he has a nasty wound. In later scenes the wound is missing. See more »

Quotes

Adam: Why do you waste your time with that second-life bullshit? Look at you. You're still in jail. You were in jail last week.
Jacob: Yeah, I'm a prisoner. It's called "doing hard time".
Adam: Can't you be like a warrior or shaman or orc or some shit like that?
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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 »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Time Travellers (2015) See more »

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Blind Man
Written by Christophe Beck, Chilly Gonzales (as Jason Beck) and Philip Smith
Performed by Newton Talks
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Forget reality and enjoy this movie
26 March 2010 | by whosyourdrummer1See all my reviews

Although as a warning this movie had some pretty intense language, and very crude humor I enjoyed it so much. The actual plot of this movie as depicted on the trailer is in no way realistic at all which adds to it's humor. Isn't that what we go to the movies for? A little escape of reality for a while? This movie from first moment to last is hilarious in every way and the jokes keep rolling. This movie is like all of the greater 80's movies piled into one with a mix of Back to the Future. Every character in this movie had a significant number of hilarious jokes, and the entire audience was laughing hysterically. In my opinion this was better than The Hangover because every 2 minutes I found myself laughing harder and harder at every joke. Great movie.


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