DVD 100 mins IMDB 5.7 (11,799 votes)
Very Bad Things
Polygram (1998)
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(2002 )
Comedy, Thriller
USA  /  English

Jon Favreau Kyle Fisher
Leland Orser Charles Moore
Cameron Diaz Laura Garrity
Christian Slater Robert Boyd
Rob Brownstein Man
Jeremy Piven Michael Berkow
Daniel Stern Adam Berkow
Jeanne Tripplehorn Lois Berkow
Joey Zimmerman Adam Berkow Jr.
Tyler Cole Malinger Timmy Berkow (as Tyler Malinger)
Tyler Malinger Timmy Berkow
Carla Scott Tina
Peter Berg
Russell B. McKenzie Security Guard
Pancho Demmings Cop
Blake Gibbons Suit
Angelo Di Mascio Jr. Clerk
Lawrence Pressman Mr. Fisher

Director Peter Berg
Producer Cindy Cowan; Diane Nabatoff; Michael Schiffer
Writer Peter Berg
Cinematography David Hennings
Musician Peter Berg; Stewart Copeland; Christina Schlieske
User Credit 1 Dan Lebental
User Credit 2 Terry Dresbach

Peter Berg made his directorial debut with this black comedy about suburbanite Kyle Fisher (Jon Favreau), his future bride Laura (Cameron Diaz) and his four pals — brothers Adam (Daniel Stern) and Michael (Jeremy Piven), mechanic Charles (Leland Orser), and real estate agent Robert (Christian Slater). Kyle and gang head off to a stag-party fling in Vegas. The fun features hired stripper Tina (Carla Scott), killed accidentally during a bathroom make-out session with Michael. When a hotel security man investigates, Robert kills him. The group buries the bodies in the desert and head home. Back in L.A., guilt trips surface along with bouts of paranoia, Laura intends that nothing stand in the way of her wedding plans. Shown at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival and the 1998 San Sebastian Film Festival. — Bhob Stewart

Edition Details
Barcode 025192267628
Region Region 1
Chapters 18
Release Date 5/27/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Strong, grisly violence, sexuality, drug use and language.
User Text 2 A very savage comedy. This fall. Tell no one.
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Trivia: Adam Sandler was originally cast as Michael Berkow but dropped out at the last minute to make The Waterboy (1998). Jeremy Piven took the role. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When Michael is turning the Jeep around to run into Adam he is furiously turning the steering wheel to the left. However, the Jeep is making a right turn. (more)

Laura: You left a dead prostitute alone in the desert?
Kyle: She's not alone...

Awards: 2 wins & 3 nominations (more)