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R | | Comedy | 5 June 2009 (USA)
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Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.

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Angelenos Doug Billings and Tracy Garner are about to get married. Two days before the wedding, the four men in the wedding party - Doug, Doug's two best buddies Phil Wenneck and Stu Price, and Tracy's brother Alan Garner - hop into Tracy's father's beloved Mercedes convertible for a 24-hour stag party to Las Vegas. Phil, a married high school teacher, has the same maturity level as his students when he's with his pals. Stu, a dentist, is worried about everything, especially what his controlling girlfriend Melissa thinks. Because she disapproves of traditional male bonding rituals, Stu has to lie to her about the stag, he telling her that they are going on a wine tasting tour in the Napa Valley. Regardless, he intends on eventually marrying her, against the advice and wishes of his friends. And Alan seems to be unaware of what are considered the social graces of the western world. The morning after their arrival in Las Vegas, they awaken in their hotel suite each with the worst ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content including nudity, and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,979,319, 7 June 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$277,322,503, 17 December 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$467,483,912, 17 December 2009
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Trivia

On a budget of $35 million, principal photography took place in Nevada for fifteen days. See more »

Goofs

When Phil calls Tracy while she is sunbathing by the pool, we see an obvious attempt to mask the tattoo on her left shoulder with makeup. However it is still visible when the camera is close. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Doug Billings: [on recording] Hey, you've reached Doug. Sorry I missed your call. Please leave a name and number and I'll get back to you.
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Crazy Credits

Collage of photos telling the story of what happened that night. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: Fuzzy Wuzzy, or Fuzzy Wuzzn't He? (2011) See more »

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In the Air Tonight
Written by Phil Collins
Performed by Phil Collins
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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Heterosexuals in Sin City
28 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

Yes, okay, it's very funny at times down right hilarious. What sets this comedy apart from others of its ilk, is a well structured script and a pace that doesn't allow any form of thinking. The chemistry between the four leads is also a plus. There is a surprising, maybe unconscious, touch of innocence in the midst of this night of debauchery that makes it palatable even charming. Bradley Cooper is coming into his own and I'm absolutely certain that he was born to play Emperor Caligula in a future Ridley Scott flick. The women, as in most films about a bunch of heterosexuals doing childish things, are treated appallingly. They are the enemy that they have to protect themselves from or just escape, run, run as fast and as far as you can. Try to find the hooker with a heart of gold, and if she looks like Heathter Graham, that much better and forget about settling down. "The Hangover" has already become the surprise hit of the summer 2009. I say, well done, it could have been worse


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