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Very Bad Things (1998)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Cole Malinger ...
Timmy Berkow (as Tyler Malinger)
Kobe Tai ...
Tina (as Carla Scott)
Russell B. McKenzie ...
Cop (as Pancho Demings)
Angelo Di Mascio Jr. ...


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 <Spanenr@Aol.com>

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


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$9,801,782 (USA) (1 January 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Adam, as a practicing Jew, would not have called his son by the same name. See more »


[while arguing about covering up Tina's murder]
Kyle: I'm getting married, guys! I'm getting married!
Adam Berkow: I have got a wife and I've got two boys, OK? Don't tell me!
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Referenced in 100 Mile Rule (2002) See more »


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Written and Arranged by Peter Lea-Cox
Provided by Associated Production Music
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As stated previously "One of the best dark comedies ever"!
8 March 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie three times and each time I am amazed, humored, frightened and relieved with the poetic justice at the end. And it's about time that I watch it again. The only problem I have with this movie is the title. Every time I try and remember the name I can't think of it. Maybe it should have been called Bachelor Party or Stag Party. I guarantee once you've seen it, you'll never forget it. Especially when your sons are planning marriage. The plot is great...fun time in Vegas. Girls, gambling, maybe sex. Then the plot thickens and from the bathroom scene on, you will not be able to leave the movie. Have your pacemaker checked, your box of tissue nearby, to wipe away tears of laughter, and enjoy. If there were higher than a "10" rating for a movie, Very Bad Things would achieve it hands down. It's not for children though, so view it after the little ones are in bed. Teenagers are fine, they know more about life then we want to believe. This movie has the comedy, the macabre and a justified ending. Rent it, buy it, watch it!

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