House Party 1990

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It's party time, but Kid has been grounded by his strict but loving dad. His best friend, Play, however, cooks up a scheme to sneak him out of the house so he can hook up with his honey at a buddy's house, where it's all going on. Rappers Kid 'N Play are engaging and funny-and entertaining rappers when they get the chance.

Starring:
Martin Lawrence,Robin Harris
Runtime:
1 hour, 44 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Teen & Young Adult, Comedy
Director Reginald Hudlin
Starring Martin Lawrence, Robin Harris
Supporting actors Christopher Reid
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jenny J.J.I. on 25 Jun. 2007
Format: DVD
I had seen the film when it first debuted back in 1990, and enjoyed it quite a bit, but looking back today, it's hard for me to divorce myself from a certain nostalgia for the look, sound and feel of the urban scene of 1990, when I was as deep into the music as I would ever be. Although this movie doesn't really feature artists on the cutting edge of hip hop of the day, and Kid N Play would come to be known more for their appearance in the House Party movies than anything they ever did as recording artists, there is still a beauty in the way the dialogue is presented and in the fashion of the young African-American teenagers that keeps it interesting for those that embrace such things.

Obviously, at the center of the film is a house party, where the high school clique gets together for some fun, dancing, a little drinking, and a little romance. The gist of the story is that Kid (Reid), a hyperactive high schooler with an enormous high-top fade hair style, is grounded for misdeeds in school, but he still manages a way to sneak out and join the fun. Some of the emphasis is on the romantic connections that will form between two of the girls there, Sidney (Campbell, Little Shop of Horrors) and Charane (Johnson, Dying Young), which Kid (Martin) and his best friend, Play, seem to be vying for. Meanwhile, the high school bullies (Full Force) that got Kid in trouble to begin with are on the prowl for him, while everyone must overcome overzealous cops, whiny neighbors, and maintaining a rep among the peers.

Although it was a modest hit when it was released, the enduring legacy of House Party is that it would eventually set the trend for nearly every party film that would come after it (Can't Hardly Wait is one prime example).
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "timsti" on 20 July 2003
Format: VHS Tape
I have been listening to Kid 'n' Play tunes since 89/90. I first saw this in 1991 when I went to USA on holiday......I liked it so much that I found it in a receord shop over there. So I bought House Party on video and another Kid'n'Play video......since then I have watched all the House Party's (2,3 & also 4). I bought all four of them.....I think all of them are good, but you'll never beat the original 'HOUSE PARTY'...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Komodo on 8 Mar. 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Me and my brother watched this film relentlessly as children.
When I saw it on Amazon, I knew I had to get it for his birthday.
We have watched the film several times, still know the words and still laugh as much as we did on the first viewing.

Shame they dont make films like this anymore
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Janet on 3 Oct. 2009
Format: DVD
Even though this dvd is old, it still gives me the laughs i had when i firsted watched it. You you know about kid and play then you know this film is wicked. People would copy the dance steps at clubs, wear the high top hairstyles and try and copy the clothes. Many generation will remember and love this film again and again. If you have never heard of kid and play and was wondering if it's for you then if you like a good old laugh them try it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lcy K on 8 Dec. 2005
Format: DVD
When I first watched this movie...I couldnt remember a thing, I was too young. Watching it again now, I still love it and it brings a lot of memories from that generation. The clothes, the music, the parents and their rules.....a good movie to reminise and laugh over similar antics you probably did yourself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mez on 12 Nov. 2011
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I remember when I first watched House Party over 15 years ago - and nothing has changed - its still a joy to watch!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Fergie on 17 Oct. 2011
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I had this film on video and decided to get it on DVD. I will revisit old memories soon :-)
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By lana-marie roach on 13 Jun. 2015
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I remember some of my friends trying to do the kid and play dance which they done at the hose party .
Brings back the memories of being a teenager all over again , giggling and laughing with your friends with no worries , a great film , love the dancing and the comedy .
A must have indeed , and check out how young Martin Lawrence is lol
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