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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.

Director:

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:

Shocking, Shameless, Sinful, Wicked. And the party hasn't even started. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Both of the actors that played Tawny Kitaen's parents, George Grizzard and Barbara Stuart also starred in original Twilight Zone episodes. See more »

Goofs

When the guys are about to watch Jay's porno movie, O'Neill is seen putting the projector cover on the table twice in two consecutive shots. See more »

Quotes

Gary: I just bet my balls and shook on it.
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Connections

Features The Little Princess (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance Hall Days
Performed by Wang Chung
Composed by Jack Hues
Produced by Chris Hughes, Ross Cullum
Courtesy of Geffen Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A great comedy that deserves more credit
31 March 2004 | by tenohtwoSee all my reviews

Tom Hanks' career began in comedy, and this film is a shining example of his comedic talents. Hanks delivers a satisfying and enjoyable performance as groom-to-be Rick Gassko, and his supporting cast couldn't have been better selected. Many of the film's co-stars had worked with Hanks in the past, most notably on TV's Bosom Buddies. The chemistry is apparent here, as the actors are all very comfortable in their roles, as the dialogue is executed with a smooth, yet expedient wit. The jokes all work in this film - outlandish as some of them may be. There is never a dull moment in Bachelor Party, as each scene is well-constructed to deliver an inevitable laugh, without the premeditated one-liners that seem so forced in today's trash comedies. The events of the film were based on Producer Bob Israel's real life bachelor party experience, and the realism of the story can be felt in the film, as the viewer rarely has to suspend disbelief. This movie can best be appreciated by the movie fan who enjoys witty, smirk-inducing comedies such as Porky's, Animal House, Police Academy, Summer School, and Weekend At Bernie's.


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