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Bachelor Party (1984)

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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 quickly turns into a bacchanal of smutty debauchery. Familiar faces in the cast include action stars Michael Dudikoff and Ji-Tu Cimbuka, pin-ups Monique Gabrielle and Rosanne Katon, and teen-movie regulars Adrian Zmed and Wendie Jo Sperber. It's an occasionally hilarious excursion into bad taste, although one which two-time Oscar winner Hanks would probably like to forget.
Rating:
R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre:
Comedy , Romance
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Runtime:
Studio:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Cast

Tom Hanks
as Rick Gassko
Adrian Zmed
as Jay O'Neill
Tawny Kitaen
as Debbie Thompson
Barbara Stuart
as Mrs. Thompson
George Grizzard
as Mr. Thompson
Robert Prescott
as Cole Whittier
William Tepper
as Dr. Stan Gassko
Gregory Brown
as Schoolboy
Wendie Jo Sperber
as Dr. Tina Gassko
Bradford Bancroft
as Brad Mollen
Martina Finch
as Phoebe
Tracy Smith
as Bobbi
Florence Schauffler
as Sister Mary Francis
Sumant
as Rajah
Kenneth Kimmins
as Hotel Manager
Ken Kimmins
as Hotel Manager
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
as Alley Pimp
Rosanne Katon
as Bridal Shower Hooker
Angela Aames
as Mrs. Klupner
Hugh McPhillips
as Father O'Donall
Michael Yama
as Japanese Businessman
Milt [Lewis] Kogan
as Restaurant Customer
Dorothy Bartlett
as Candy-Counter Lady
Greg Norberg
as Restaurant Customer
Elizabeth Arlen
as Garage Customer
Coleen Maloney
as Jean Store Customer
Rebecca Perle
as Screaming Woman
Pat Proft
as Screaming Man
Arlee Reed
as Jean Store Customer
Donald Thompson
as Schoolboy
Ben Slack
as Suitcase Man
Dean Dittman
as Elkshead Executive
Jim Hudson
as Neighbor
Anne Gaybis
as Hooker
George Sasaki
as Japanese Businessman
Tad Horino
as Japanese Businessman
Kim Robinson
as Party Crasher
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Critic Reviews for Bachelor Party

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (3)

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

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

"Bachelor Party" has some great moments and qualifies as a raunchy, scummy, grungy Blotto Bluto memorial.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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
New York Times
Top Critic

The moviemakers find a screwball tone in the opening five minutes and stick with it throughout, always keeping the jokes coming and the performances wonderfully exaggerated.

Full Review… | September 27, 2014
Blu-ray.com

This is tiresome, irksome and inexcusably sexist.

Full Review… | May 11, 2011
Film4

A smash hit teeny-bopper movie that proves again there is no accounting for taste.

Full Review… | May 11, 2011
TV Guide

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.

Lucas Martins
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.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

½

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.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

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