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Bachelor Party (1984)

R | | Comedy | 29 June 1984 (USA)
A soon-to-be-married man's friends throw him the ultimate bachelor party.

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Neal Israel

Writers:

Bob Israel (story), Neal Israel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Rick Gassko
Tawny Kitaen ... Debbie Thompson
Adrian Zmed ... Jay O'Neill
George Grizzard ... Ed Thompson
Barbara Stuart ... Mrs. Thompson
Robert Prescott ... Cole Whittier
William Tepper ... Dr. Stan Gassko
Wendie Jo Sperber ... Dr. Tina Gassko
Barry Diamond ... Rudy
Gary Grossman ... Gary
Michael Dudikoff ... Ryko
Bradford Bancroft Bradford Bancroft ... Brad Mollen
Martina Finch Martina Finch ... Phoebe
Deborah Harmon ... Ilene
Tracy Smith ... Bobbi
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Storyline

Rick Gassko is about to marry Debbie Thompson. Her parents hate him. Her old boyfriend hates him. They all have money and he gets a cut of the crap games on the Catholic school bus that he drives. His friends decide to give him the bachelor party of all bachelor parties in an expensive hotel with booze, adult movies and hookers. As the players catch wind of the elements of the party, each adds a little monkey wrench so that one set of hookers ends up giving demos at the bride's shower, the brides friends end up dressed as hookers in a room with a number of non English speaking Japanese businessmen, and so on, as things get out of hand. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

A man's tradition every woman should know about. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

29 June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Despedida de soltero See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,573,530, 1 July 1984

Gross USA:

$38,435,947

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,435,947
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Near the end of the film at the movie theater, they are supposedly showing a marathon of 3D films. Some are actual theatrical 3D releases, but most are made up. Those that are real films are House of Wax (1953), Dial M for Murder (1954) and Comin' at Ya! (1981). All the others are fake, which include "Syborg" (which could be a parody title for Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983)), "The Bug" (which is a probably a parody title for the real 3D movie Parasite (1982)), "Biloxi (spelled wrong as "Boulxi") Blood Bath", "Chainsaw Child", "Hell House", "Battle For Berkeley", "Bat Beast", "Zenobia", "Pedestrian Bondage", "Glendale Girls Go Berserk", "Zulu", "Watts Wilderness", "Richard III", "Death Cult Bar-Mitsva" and "Sioux City". There are a bunch of other titles on the right side marquee, but they are hard to read. See more »

Goofs

When Rick drives the bus away from the school he hits the "play" button on the cassette player but there is obviously no tape in the player but music appears to be playing. See more »

Quotes

Brad: [after dunking his head into an empty bathtub] Pain... is such a rush!
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Connections

Referenced in This Is Us: Still There (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Something Isn't Right
Performed by Oingo Boingo
Composed by Danny Elfman
Produced by Oingo Boingo, Paul Ratajczak
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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Holds Up All These Years Later
31 May 2010 | by Matador07See all my reviews

I first saw this movie as a kid, and being a juvenile at the time, I of course loved the juvenile humor (not to mention the nudity). But humor is one of those things that rarely ages well, and I fully expected all these years later to find that the movie was rather, well, juvenile. Very pleasantly surprised to find that it really was still funny, even if Hanks himself is so over the top that it makes the central storyline (Tawny Kitaen wants to marry him) unbelievable. Its silly, low brow, and yet exuberant and consistently funny throughout. One of those movies where everybody is having such a good time that its hard not to yourself, and the jokes are fearlessly tasteless. Not a classic, but still fun nearly 30 years later (has it been nearly 30 years? wow!).


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