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House Party (1990)

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Kid decides to go to his friend Play's house party, but neither of them can predict what's in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives.

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Reginald Hudlin

Writer:

Reginald Hudlin
2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Reid ... Christopher 'Kid' Harris
Robin Harris ... Pop
Christopher Martin ... Peter 'Play' Martin
Martin Lawrence ... Bilal
Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Sidney (as Tisha Campbell)
A.J. Johnson ... Sharane
Paul Anthony ... Stab
Bowlegged Lou Bowlegged Lou ... Pee-Wee
B-Fine B-Fine ... Zilla
Edith Fields ... Principal
Kelly Jo Minter ... LaDonna
Clifton Powell ... Sharane's Brother
Verda Bridges Verda Bridges ... Sharane's Sister
Desi Arnez Hines II Desi Arnez Hines II ... Peanut
Lou B. Washington Lou B. Washington ... Uncle Otis (as Lou D. Washington)
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Storyline

Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid doesn't know that three of the thugs at school have decided to give him a lesson in behaviour... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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If they get caught it's all over. If they don't, it's just the beginning!

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House Party See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,611,024, 11 March 1990

Gross USA:

$26,385,627

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,385,627
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The license plate on the car that Play drives throughout the movie is GZA 932. The GZA is a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, and on fellow Wu-Tang member Ol' Dirty Bastard's debut album "Return to the 36 Chambers" one song contains the phrase "Chamber number nine verse thirty-two", although it is unknown whether this is just a coincidence. See more »

Goofs

when you see the two thieves being chased by the dog after being chased by the cop running towards the bus look to your left, there's a shadow of a man holding a camera following them to the bus through the whole scene. See more »

Quotes

Stab: [Preparing to burn down Play's house during the party] Anybody got a light?
Cop #2: [shines a flashlight on them] How about a Bud Light?
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Crazy Credits

The roof of the house that is blown off during the opening sequence falls onto the two policemen during the closing credits. See more »

Connections

References Beat Street (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Boy / Having a Party
Performed by Luther Vandross
Written by Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Sam Cooke
Published by Legs Music Inc. and ABKCO Music Inc.
Courtesy of CBS Records
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They tore the roof off with this movie
20 June 2001 | by PAT22286See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was like 6 years old and still am in love with this movie its great and very funny.It stars rappers Kid 'N' Play who were very famous back in the late 80's and 90's.This story is actually about Kid he lives with his Father who he calls "Pops".One Day Kid asks can he go to his friends Play's house for a party(since Play's parents is gone out of town but Pops doesn't know that).He let's him go until he gets a letter from school that Kid was involved in a fight so he reconsiders and grounds him.Kid then decides to sneak out the house since the party was going to be big and his friends were going to be there.But what he doesn't know is what dangers he's going to find when he gets back home.This Movie is rated R but this is more like a Teenager movie since the setting of the movie finds all the charcacters in this story in High School.It's a excellent movie and great storyline and very Hilarious.This Movie gets 5 out of 5 stars.


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