Bachelor Party

June 29th, 1984


Bachelor Party

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A soon-to-be-married man's friends throw him the ultimate bachelor party.

Release Year: 1984

Rating: 5.9/10 (16,958 voted)

Director: Neal Israel

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed

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 he drives. His friends decide to give him the bachelor party of all bachelor parties with an expensive hotel, booze, 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 business men, and so on as things get out of hand.

Writers: Bob Israel, Neal Israel

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 - Brad Mollen
Martina Finch - Phoebe
Deborah Harmon - Ilene
Tracy Smith - Bobbi

Taglines: Shocking, Shameless, Sinful, Wicked. And the party hasn't even started.


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 29 June 1984

Filming Locations: Biltmore Hotel - 506 S. Grand Avenue, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $4,775,155 (USA) (1 July 1984)

Gross: $38,435,947 (USA) (8 October 1984)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Kelly McGillis had originally secured the female lead, but was fired early in the shoot because she wasn't considered to be pretty or sexy enough.

Continuity: There are several scenes in which a key is not used to open the door to Room 1002, yet the hotel manager has to use his key at the end.

O'Neill: I wish I had someone I could really respect. Hey, look at the cans on that bimbo!

User Review

So funny, one of my new favorite comedies!

Rating: 8/10

I have heard of Bachelor Party a couple times, once on VH1's I love the 80's and also in Clerks 2 there was a small reference. The weird thing is, I'm more used to a dramatic Tom Hanks, other than Big and A League of Their Own, I've never seen him in a raw comedy movie, so it was a little weird to think of Tom Hanks as this very funny male lead in a movie. But I decided to go ahead and give the movie a look, I have to tell you, I haven't laughed so hard and so out loud in a movie like this in a long time. Then I check out the rating on IMDb, 5.7?! Are you kidding me?! This movie is just so beyond funny, I know that it is cliché'd eighties, but come on! I just couldn't believe that anyone else would not find this to be a funny film. If you're telling me you did not find Brad to be funny, you have got to get your funny bone checked because Bachelor Party is non stop laughs from beginning to end.

Rick is about to get married to beautiful Debbie, his friends who live to party are throwing him the biggest bachelor party they can have. Debbie's rich and snobby family definitely don't want Rick to be apart of their lives, so Debbie's dad will do anything, including her ex-boyfriend, Cole, who wants her back, to split them up. But the bachelor party night has arrived, and things are going more crazy than the boys have expected.

Bachelor Party is seriously funny, it's predictable and silly, especially the end, but it's all in good fun. This is perfect 80's humor, it's the humor I miss and I'm sure others do too, because it's raunchy but doesn't over do it and just has fun with the audience. This cast looked like they had an ultimate blast and Tom Hanks was just brilliant, his character could be a jerk, but such a great guy at the same time, so he's real and likable. This is just a funny movie that I would recommend, it's a lot of fun and the rating on IMDb is just too harsh. Come on, let's get this rating up.



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