Bachelor Party

The Good: 

Rudy: Let's have a bachelor party with chicks and guns and fire trucks and hookers and drugs and booze!

Gary: Yeah! Yeah yeah! All the things that make life worth living for!

The Bad: 

“By the way, my name is Tim and I'm always available. I also do engine work on BMW's.”

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Year Released: 1984

Tagline: “Shocking, Shameless, Sinful, Wicked. And the party hasn't even started.”

Runtime: 105 minutes

Estimated Gross: $38,435,947, U.S. (Oct. 1984 - IMDB)

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed, George Grizzard, Barbara Stuart

Bachelor Party

Those under the age of 30 probably never knew this, but before Tom Hanks became America’s de facto fall-guy for movies dubbed “The Feel Good Movie of the Year” he was actually quite funny.

Case in point: Bachelor Party, the original masterwork from which all other movies about bachelor parties draw inspiration. The plot is fairly simple ‘80’s bathroom humor: Rick, a school bus driver, played by Hanks, who gets a cut of the craps games played by students on his bus, is set to marry Debbie, aka Tawny Kitaen (who will perhaps be best remembered for marrying major league pitcher, Chuck Finley). Debbie’s parents think she is marrying beneath her social status, and to be honest, she clearly is: she’s rich and attractive, he’s a slob who drives a school bus.

Yet, Rick’s buddies decide to throw him a bachelor party fit for Donald Trump, or at least Bill Clinton, complete with a luxurious hotel suite, booze, and of course, hookers. Craziness ensues, our favorite moment being the part in which the bridesmaids end up in the hookers’ clothing before finding themselves in a room for of Japanese businessmen. The ‘80’s were so wacky!

So, if your Bachelor has meddling parents, a lousy job, a hot fiancee, and wants to have a bachelor party he will never ever forget. You may want to dust off this oldie-but-goodie and prepare so you know how to handle the situation when someone suggests a trip to the “donkey show.”
Bachelor10 Tip: 
Use Bachelor Party as a helpful reminder of what not to do on your party. Consult this List if you are a bit dense and need a refresher course.