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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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Peter Berg

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Peter Berg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Favreau ... Kyle Fisher
Leland Orser ... Charles Moore
Cameron Diaz ... Laura Garrety
Christian Slater ... Robert Boyd
Rob Brownstein ... Man
Jeremy Piven ... Michael Berkow
Daniel Stern ... Adam Berkow
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Lois Berkow
Joey Zimmerman ... Adam Berkow Jr.
Tyler Cole Malinger Tyler Cole Malinger ... Timmy Berkow (as Tyler Malinger)
Kobe Tai ... Tina (as Carla Scott)
Russell B. McKenzie ... Security Guard
Pancho Demmings ... Cop (as Pancho Demings)
Blake Gibbons ... Suit
Angelo Di Mascio Jr. Angelo Di Mascio Jr. ... Clerk
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

They've been bad. Very bad. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Very Bad Things See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,245,853, 29 November 1998

Gross USA:

$9,801,782
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The rabbi at the funeral is played by actor Jeremy Piven's real life father, Byrne Piven. See more »

Goofs

The coat hook embedded in the dead prostitute's head is missing except in the last shot when the security man is inspecting the body. See more »

Quotes

Michael Berkow: You never gave a damn about anyone but yourself.
Adam Berkow: Yeah, well you're a little fuckin' reject.
Michael Berkow: Yeah, well you eat my ass.
[Kicks Adam's minivan]
Adam Berkow: Hey!
Michael Berkow: Eat my fuckin' ass!
[Kicks his minivan again]
Adam Berkow: If you ever touch my minivan again, you're gonna be very sorry, brother! Very fucking sorry!
Michael Berkow: You are a LOSER!
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Alternate Versions

In 2004 the film was resubmitted in its uncut form to the German ratings board FSK and received a "Not under 16" rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Franklin & Bash: Bachelor Party (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Karma
Written by Will.i.am (as William Adams), Apl.de.Ap (as Allan Pineda), Kevin Feyen,
Nigel Harrison and Debbie Harry
Performed by The Black Eyed Peas (as Black Eyed Peas)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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Maybe the best film I saw of 1998!
21 April 1999 | by jaws!See all my reviews

Very Bad Things is maybe the best,and most entertaining movie I saw in 1998! It's sometimes funny,and some scenes are very funny. It never really lets up. Top notch entertainment. It's maybe the best black comedy movie I ever seen. I give this movie ***1/2 out of ****


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