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Very Bad Things (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller  |  25 November 1998 (USA)
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A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches.



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Timmy Berkow (as Tyler Malinger)
Kobe Tai ...
Tina (as Carla Scott)
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A group of friends head to Las Vegas for a bachelor party.. only things go wrong and a woman is killed. Soon, the bodies are piling up and the friends find themselves turning against one another as the coverup builds. Written by Spanner <>

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For boys who should know better... See more »


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Rated R for strong, grisly violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Malos pensamientos  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,245,853 (USA) (27 November 1998)


£1,796,223 (UK) (5 March 1999)

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The policeman in the hospital is named Randone. Peter Berg, the writer/director, played a policeman named Randone in Cop Land (1997). See more »


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Boyd: Allow me to be the first to say that what we have done here is *not* a good thing. It's definitely not a good thing. But it was, given the circumstances, the smart play.
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Wedding March
By Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (uncredited)
Arranged by Peter Lea-Cox
Provided by Associated Production Music
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6 January 2001 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Depressing? Maybe. Disturbing? Certainly. Tasteless? My God, yes. Brilliant? Without a doubt. If one sets aside one's prudish moral beefs with this film, there is no disputing the fact that this motion picture takes total advantage of its medium. The story is well-constructed, the direction is solid, and the performances are impeccable (they finally found a use for Daniel Stern!). And, sure, it's got some graphic violence, and a pinch of gratuitous sex, but in the end, it does have a moral. I'm sorry, but this is easily one of the best films of the 1990's, and I'll personally spit on anyone who says otherwise.

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