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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

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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 »

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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:

$4,775,155, 1 July 1984

Gross USA:

$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

According to Allmovie, "familiar faces in the cast include action stars Michael Dudikoff and Ji-Tu Cumbuka, pin-ups Monique Gabrielle and Rosanne Katon, and teen-movie regulars Adrian Zmed and Wendie Jo Sperber". See more »

Goofs

After Cole grabs Debbie and hijacks the city truck, Rick and the others get into the bus and give chase. When the bus pulls out of the alley it says "St. Gabriel's School" on the right side and ARA Transportation on the left. When the bus pulls up at the movie theaters, it says "St. Gabriel's School" on the left side. See more »

Quotes

Cole Whittier: Rick, I want Debbie. You dump her and I'll give you cash. Ten thousand dollars, plus a G.E. toaster over; a Litton microwave; a Cuisinart; Michelin tires, brand new; a set of Sears' best metric tools...
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Soundtracks

Rehumanize Yourself
Performed by The Police
Composed by Sting, Stewart Copeland
Produced by The Police, Hugh Padgham
Courtesy of A&M Records
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A Classic That Just Didn't Work For Me
9 May 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Bachelor Party (1984)

** (out of 4)

A man (Tom Hanks) announces to his buddies that he's going to get married in a week so obviously they decide to throw him a bachelor party (as well as try to talk him out of it). This is yet another post NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE flick where it's dumb, obnoxious, stupid and it doesn't care. As you'd expect, the R-rating is certainly reached for and achieved through a variety of profane language, silly sexual situations and of course plenty of nudity. The movie gets off to a good start but I thought it slowly got out of control with some of the side plots and in the end I really didn't find it as funny as many do. It's clear many consider this a classic of 80s comedies but I personally wouldn't go that far. I think the biggest problem I had with the film were the characters. I can't say I enjoyed any of them nor did I find any of them funny. Sure, there are a few laughs here and there but for the most part I was sitting there rather bored and just waiting for the film to end. Which is pretty much another problem since this thing clocks in at nearly 110-minutes, which is way too long. I think the main reason to tune into this thing would be for the young Hanks who you'd never tell by watching this that he would end up winning two Oscars. I guess the same thing could be said for Sean Penn in FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH but then again you could strike this up as their talent for being able to play characters like these. I think Hanks gets to show off some of his comic timing and he certainly has a few funny bits playing the smart jerk. I thought some of the best moments happened early on when he's going after his future father-in-law who hates him. The rest of the cast were pretty bland to me but then again I think most of this has to do with the screenplay and not their performances. The film is very hit and miss in terms of laughs but to me most of them were misses. When the bachelor party finally happens it too is somewhat of a letdown as it really doesn't appear to be very fun.


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