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.


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  • 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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