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Bachelor Party (1984)

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Critic Reviews: 3
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 1

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Tom Hanks stars in this raunchy teen comedy from veteran screenwriters Pat Proft and Neil Israel, who had previously collaborated on the amusing sketch film Tunnelvision (1976) and the disappointing Americathon (1980). Bus-driver Rick Gasko (Hanks) is engaged to wealthy Debbie Thompson (Tawny Kitaen), much to the chagrin of her father (George Grizzard), who considers Rick a loser. To keep an eye on her future groom, Debbie and her friends dress as prostitutes to attend his bachelor party, which

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Comedy, Romance

Dec 18, 2001

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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To his credit Hanks behaves throughout as though he's actually in a worthwhile movie.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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"Bachelor Party" has some great moments and qualifies as a raunchy, scummy, grungy Blotto Bluto memorial.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Mr. Hanks's suave smart-alecky manner owes a lot to Bill Murray, but he's funny and engaging even if he isn't doing anything new.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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This is tiresome, irksome and inexcusably sexist.

May 11, 2011 Full Review Source: Film4
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A smash hit teeny-bopper movie that proves again there is no accounting for taste.

May 11, 2011 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

'80s sex comedy is extremely raunchy, graphic.

September 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Comment (1)
Common Sense Media

Forgettable Tom Hanks comedy made early on.

March 22, 2008 | Comment (1)
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Bachelor Party has energy to spare, plus there are some really funny supporting performances hidden within, should you care enough to dig that deeply.

July 25, 2006 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
DVDTalk.com

Tom Hanks' best performance after Bosom Buddies.

September 27, 2005
▄berCinÚ

Vulgar to the core.

August 21, 2004 Full Review
Spirituality and Practice

Another 1980's sex comedy. It gets old before it gets over.

July 16, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Hanks at his best.

January 27, 2003
San Francisco Examiner

Well, it's got a nice Oingo Boingo theme song

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Even Tom Hanks had to start somewhere, and this lame comedy is one of his earliest works. That is its only attribute.

August 20, 2002 | Comment (1)
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Mule love!

July 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Even with the proverbial Hanks charm, Bachelor Party constantly struggles in it shallowness.

July 25, 2001 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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Audience Reviews for Bachelor Party

Bachelor Party is a fun an entertaining movie, and this help with the friendship of Rick and his buddys. The film, stop of be so funny, just went the real party beggins. And on this point Bachelor Party, falling down. Rotten.
June 25, 2011
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

I know it's just a movie about some guys who have a wild bachelor party, but it's very funny, has good actors, and it's just enjoyable to watch when you're super bored. It's not a great movie, but I like it.
January 17, 2011
ajv2688

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If you can't enjoy this movie, I don't know what could possibly please you. This is one of the best comedies out there because it wasn't afraid to go extreme and have fun, while also appealing to all kinds of viewers. It's not some dumb guy movie, it has a real heart to it that most people should be able to find relative. Tom Hanks is always great at comedic roles, I only wish he'd do more. It's a total 80s theme, but instead of being discouraging it just adds to the carefree style of the movie.
November 18, 2009
ythelastman89

Super Reviewer

If there was a monarchy to 1980's sex comedies then Bachelor Party would be their king. This is probably one of the crudest and tasteless films outside of the porno industry ever made, but it's still funny and entertaining as hell.

Oscar Winner Tom Hanks stars as Rick, a guy about to get married to Debbie (Tawny Kitaen). His buddies want to throw him a massive bachelor party that turns into a circus featuring a stripper trying to have sex with a donkey (who's hyped up on drugs) and an excursion to Chippendales to play a prank on the bridal shower by having a freakishly large version of the male anatomy in a hot dog bun.

Bachelor Party is good, tasteless humor that may offend some people out there, but most will find it hilarious. Yes, some of Tom Hanks schtick does get old after awhile buy overall the film is a pretty good romp.
February 7, 2009
sononothing

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    1. Gary: [after being arrested and handcuffed to THE she/male he slept with earlier] NO, NOT HER, SHE PEES STANDING UP, NOT HER!
    – Submitted by Francis L (2 years ago)
    1. Rick Gasko: What the hell are you doing?
    2. Brad: I'm slashing my wrist.
    3. Rick Gasko: With an electric razor?
    4. Brad: Yeah, I couldn't find any razor blades.
    5. Rick Gasko: Well at least your wrist will be smooth and kissable.
    – Submitted by Francis L (2 years ago)
    1. Jay O'Neill: I wish I had someone I could really respect. Hey, look at the cans on that bimbo!
    – Submitted by Francis L (2 years ago)
    1. Ryko: Hi, come on in! Drugs to the right, hookers to the left.
    – Submitted by Francis L (2 years ago)
    1. Rick Gasko: [on Mr. Nicholas' 'size'] Personally, I was impressed when they opened the World Trade Center, but this, this is a piece of work.
    – Submitted by Francis L (2 years ago)
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