House Party

The Hudlin Brothers Released 1990




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Reginald Hudlin

Kid has been invited to a party at his buddy's house, he gets his rhymes ready but is grounded by his father. He sneaks out when his father falls asleep only to be harassed by bullies from his school.


Metacritic Score

  • 100

    San Francisco Chronicle

    With House Party, the Hudlins have made a happy, harmless romp of a movie that, in its own minor way, manages to make a contribution to black cinema. There is a measure of social e...

  • 100

    Boston Globe Jay Carr

    Catchy and unobtrusively assured, it's both hip and innocent, stylized and natural, charming its way through a conventional hey-kids-let's-have-a-party plot with bright comedy, gre...

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    House Party is silly and high-spirited and not particularly significant, and that is just as it should be.

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    • Production budget - $2,500,000
      Domestic gross - $26,385,627 (46th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $50,899,933

    • Other production companies:
      The Jackson / McHenry Company
      New Line Cinema

    • Filming locations:
      Culver Studios, Culver City, California
      Los Angeles, California
      Monrovia, California

    • Tagline:
      If they get caught it's all over. If they don't, it's just the beginning!

    • Music:
      Bad Boy / Having a Party
      Performed by Luther Vandross
      Written by Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Sam Cooke
      To Da Break of Dawn
      Performed by LL Cool J and Marley Marl
      Composed by Marley Marl
      Lyrics by LL Cool J
      House Party
      Performed by The Full Force Family
      Written by Full Force
      Hey Love
      Performed by The Delfonics
      Written by Wilber Hart
      Run 4 Cover
      Performed by Eric B. & Rakim
      Written by Eric B. / 'Rakim (I)'
      I Cant Do Nothin for You, Man!
      Performed by Flavor Flav
      Written by Flavor Flav, Eric Sadler, Keith Shocklee
      Performed by Arts & Crafts
      Written by Arts & Crafts
      Shake It Up
      Performed by Jamaica Boys
      Written by Marcus Miller, Lenny White, Bernard Wright
      Ain't My Type of Hype
      Performed by Full Force
      Written by Full Force
      What a Feeling
      Performed by Arts & Crafts
      Written by Arts & Crafts
      Why You Getting Funky on Me?
      Performed by Today
      Written by William Aquart
      Always and Forever
      Performed by Heatwave
      Lyrics and Music by Rod Temperton
      Kid vs Play
      Performed by Kid 'N Play
      Written by Herbie Azor
      Jive Time Sucker
      Performed by Force M.D.'s
      Written by Zan
      This Is Love
      Performed by Kenny Vaughan
      Written by Kenny Vaughan
      Performed by Parliament
      Written by Andre Foxxe Williams / Tracey Lewis
      Bull Pen Blues
      Performed by Kid 'N Play
      Written by Herbie Azor
      Performed by Kid 'N Play
      Written by Herbie Azor


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