House Party

Synopsis: Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid doesn't know that three of the thugs at school have decided to give him a lesson in behaviour...
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Director(s): Reginald Hudlin
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  2 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

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As for you, young man...

l'm tired of seeing you

in this office.

Could you tell me

why in God's name...

you called his mother

a garden tool?

How mad could he be?

Maybe the school

didn't even call him.

l'm so glad you're home.

Sit down. l need to talk to you.

What's up, Pop?

l'm making some Dick Gregory.

You want some?

No, thanks, Pop.

You know l need this stuff, boy.

l got a weight problem.

Can't wait to eat.

Pop, are these the only...

pieces of mail you got today?

Just some bills.

You want to pay them?


Bila? Bilyle?

Whatever your name is,

what you want?

lt's for you.

l'll take it upstairs.

Why they name that boy

that African name?

They from Cleveland.

Yo, what's up?

Kid, have you talked to Play?

l been calling his house.

Nobody answers.

He was supposed

to come pick me up.

l haven't spoke to him.

l'm really sweating

this pink slip from school.

lf Pops finds out l got

in trouble in school today...

l'm definitely gonna be

on punishment.

You're still

worrying about that?

lf you ain't got a letter yet...

then they'll call

your house after 5:00.

That's when they expect

your parents to be home.

Sh*t. What do l do?

Just leave and don't come back

till after the party.

l still got to get dressed.

l can't come

to the set stinking.

Throw some Brut on

and meet me at the party.

Chris, get off the phone

and come down here.

l got to jet.

l'll see you tonight.

All right, man. Peace.

Don't tie up the telephone

talking to your friends.

l'm expecting a call

for some overtime.

OK, Pop.

There's a party

at Play--Peter's house.

-Can l go?

-On a school night?

l'll make sure l'm back

before curfew.

Oh, man.

l had plans for us tonight.

l rented a couple of videos.


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Reginald Hudlin

Reginald Alan Hudlin (born December 15, 1961) is an American film screenwriter, director and producer. Along with his older brother Warrington Hudlin, he is known as one of the Hudlin Brothers. From 2005 to 2008, Hudlin was President of Entertainment for Black Entertainment Television (BET). Hudlin has also written numerous graphic novels. He co-produced the 88th Academy Awards ceremony in 2016 as well as other TV specials. Hudlin's breakout film was 1990's House Party, and he worked as a producer on Quentin Tarantino's 2012 film, Django Unchained, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. more…

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