Bachelor Party

Bachelor Party

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Director: Neal Israel

Cast: Neal Israel, Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed

     
 

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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),

Overview

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.

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Tom Hanks and his flippant party animal cohorts make Bachelor Party seem like a descendent of Animal House in its better moments. A bunch of self-satisfied guys going to great lengths in the pursuit of flesh and jubilant rule-breaking, all while winking to each other and laughing, give them a certain kinship to Otter, Bluto, Boon et al. But without the sublime comic performances and dialogue to keep things moving, Bachelor Party is more often a succession of puerile practical jokes with no bounds to their tastelessness. Even the bride's disapproving father gets gagged and dressed up in dominatrix attire, an outcome the film invites us to cheer. More legitimate levity comes from watching the ongoing tortures of Hanks' rival, the smarmy Robert Prescott, who gets dangled naked from buildings among other such embarrassments. Those expecting this type of lowbrow comic irreverence from beginning to end will probably have no problem with Bachelor Party. However, anyone curious about what Tom Hanks did before Philadelphia will undoubtedly grimace -- including Hanks himself.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/2014
UPC:
0024543873136
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:45:00
Sales rank:
12,674

Special Features

Behind the scenes; An American tradition; While the men play; Tom Hanks interviews; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hanks Rick Gasko
Tawny Kitaen Debbie Thompson
Adrian Zmed Jay O'Neill
George Grizzard Mr. Thompson
Barbara Stuart Mrs. Thompson
Robert Prescott Cole Whittier
Bruce A. Block Actor
Gregory Brown Schoolboy
Sheri Short Hooker
Tracy Smith Bobbi
Peaches Johnson Hooker
Dorothy Bartlett Candy Counter Lady
William Tepper Dr. Stan Gassko
Wendie Jo Sperber Dr. Tina Gassko
Barry Diamond Rudy
Michael Dudikoff Ryko
Bradford Bancroft Brad
Deborah Harmon Ilene
Florence Schauffler Sister Mary Francis
Sumant Rajah
Ken Kimmins Hotel Manager
Gerard Prendergast Michael
Brett Baxter Clark Nick
Ji-Tu Cumbuka Alley Pimp
Rosanne Katon Bridal Shower Hooker
Christopher Morley She/Tim
Toni Alessandrini Desiree
Monique Gabrielle Tracey
Angela Aames Mrs. Klupner
Billy Beck Patient
Jim Hudson Neighbor
Ben Slack Suitcase Man
Milt [Lewis] Kogan Restaurant Customer
Greg Norberg Restaurant Customer
Coleen Maloney Jean Store Customer
Arlee Reed Jean Store Customer
Donald Thompson Schoolboy
Pat Proft Screaming Man
Rebecca Perle Screaming Woman
Elizabeth Arlen Garage Customer
Anne Gaybis Hooker
Michael Yama Japanese Businessman
George Sasaki Japanese Businessman
Tad Horino Japanese Businessman
Cynthia Kania Sue
Hugh McPhillips Father O'Donall
Martina Finch Phoebe
Kim Robinson Party Crasher
Gary Grossman Gary
John Bloom Milt

Technical Credits
Neal Israel Director,Screenwriter
Martin Becker Special Effects
Mark Billerman Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Buddy Cone Costumes/Costume Designer
Gautam Das Associate Producer
Robert Folk Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Inez Special Effects
Robert Israel Producer
Bob Israel Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Tomi Jenkins Score Composer
Ron Moler Producer
Nina Padovano Costumes/Costume Designer
Raju Patel Producer
Sharad Patel Executive Producer
Martin Price Art Director
Pat Proft Screenwriter
Joe Roth Executive Producer
Richard Sawyer Production Designer
Timothy R. Sexton Musical Direction/Supervision
Jerry Sobul Asst. Director
Susumu Tokunow Sound/Sound Designer
Hal Trussell Cinematographer
Tom Walls Editor

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Bachelor Party 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This movie was a campy classic with plenty of laughs. This is one of my all-time favorite Tom Hank movies. Simple story line with gags an funny situations.