The Hangover (2009)

Some guys just can’t handle Vegas

Angelenos Doug Billings and Tracy Garner are about to get married. Two days before the wedding, the four men in the wedding party – Doug, Doug’s two best buddies Phil Wenneck and Stu Price, and Tracy’s brother Alan Garner – hop into Tracy’s father’s beloved Mercedes convertible for a 24-hour stag party to Las Vegas. Phil, a married high school teacher, has the same maturity level as his students when he’s with his pals. Stu, a dentist, is worried about everything, especially what his controlling girlfriend Melissa thinks. Because she disapproves of traditional male bonding rituals, Stu has to lie to her about the stag, he telling her that they are going on a wine tasting tour in the Napa Valley. Regardless, he intends on eventually marrying her, against the advice and wishes of his friends. And Alan seems to be unaware of what are considered the social graces of the western world. The morning after their arrival in Las Vegas, they awaken in their hotel suite each with the worst …


Bradley as: Phil
Other cast: Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, Mike Tyson & Ken Jeong
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Written by: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Produced by: Chris Bender, Scott Budnick, William Fay, Daniel Goldberg, Jon Jashni, Todd Phillips, David Siegel, J.C. Spink, Thomas Tull & Jeffrey Wetzel
Box office: The movie opened #1 in the U.S. with $44,979,319 The total domestic gross was $277,322,503 and the foreign $190,161,409
Release: June 5, 2009 (U.S.) | June 12, 2009 (U.K.)
Runetime: 100 min | 108 min (unrated)
Rated: Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content including nudity, and some drug material.

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Character Quotes

Phil: [his answering machine message] Hey, this is Phil. Leave me a message, or don’t, but do me a favor: don’t text me, it’s gay.

Phil: I should have been a fucking cop.

Doug: Tracy did mention we shouldn’t let him gamble. Or drink too much.
Phil: Jesus, he’s like a gremlin. Comes with instructions and shit.

Phil: Fuck, I keep forgetting about the goddamn tiger!


“You might be embarrassed by laughing at some of the silliness, but don’t be: Everyone else will be cracking up, too.”
Sara Vilkomerson, Observer

“But a strong cast, a quirky script with some unexpected twists and a steady hand from the director’s chair make this a desert ride on the wild side a worthy road trip.”
Bruce Demara , The Star

“Superbly cast, well-written and so silly it makes your teeth ache, “The Hangover” is a blast of insolent crass comedy that arrives just as America is bloated with big-budget blockbusters.”
Tom Long, Detroit News


• This is Bradley and Justin Bartha’s third film together, after Failure to Launch and New York, I Love You.

• This is the first part of a trilogy. The cast signed on for a sequel before the first part was released.

Awards & Nominations

Won Golden Globe 2010 Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Nominated MTV Movie Awards 2010 Best Comedic Performance (Bradley Cooper)
Nominated Satellite Awards 2009 Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical (Bradley Cooper)
Nominated Teen Choice Awards 2009 Choice Movie Rockstar Moment (Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis)
Nominated Teen Choice Awards 2009 Choice Summer Movie Star: Male (Bradley Cooper)

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