House Party 2

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This article is about the film. For the title track to the film, see House Party II (I Don't Know What You Come to Do).
House Party 2
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Doug McHenry
George Jackson
Produced by Doug McHenry
George Jackson
Janet Grillo
Pat Golden
Suzanne Broderick
Written by Daryl G. Nickens
Rusty Cundieff
Based on Characters Created by
Reginald Hudlin
Starring Christopher "Kid" Reid
Christopher "Play" Martin
Full Force
Tisha Campbell
Queen Latifah
Music by Vassal Benford
Cinematography Francis Kenny
Edited by Joel Goodman
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release dates
  • October 23, 1991 (1991-10-23)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million
Box office $19,438,638[1]

House Party 2, the sequel to the 1990 film House Party, was released in October 1991 by New Line Cinema, and returns most of the cast of the first film along with new cast members such as Queen Latifah and Iman, and more guest appearances by other famous entertainers, such as Tony! Toni! Toné! and Ralph Tresvant.

House Party 2 basically has the same premise as the first, except it is a pajama party instead of a regular house party. This film was dedicated to the memory of Robin Harris, who played "Pops" in the first film.


After Play gives Kid's college scholarship cheque to a con artist posing as a record executive, Kid is given one week by the Dean to pay his tuition fee or face being kicked out of college. In order to raise the money, Kid, Play, Bilal and Kid's roommate, Jamal secretly hold a pajama themed party for the students in the faculty dining hall. Meanwhile, Kid's former high school rivals Stab, Zilla & Pee Wee take jobs as campus security in order to make Kid's life miserable one more time as Kid tries to balance work and study along with his relationship with Sydney.



A soundtrack containing hip hop and R&B music was released on October 15, 1991 by MCA Records. It peaked at 55 on the Billboard 200 and 23 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, becoming the most successful of the House Party soundtracks.


Critical response[edit]

The film received mostly negative reviews, mainly due to the raunchy content and straying away from the tone of the original.[2] Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 21% based on reviews from 14 critics.[3]

Box office[edit]

The movie debuted at No.1 at the box office.[4]


  1. ^ "House Party 2". Box Office Mojo. IMDB. 
  2. ^ Tim Harms (1991-11-01). "House Party 2 Flies Just As High". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  3. ^ "House Party 2". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ Fox, David J. (1991-10-29). "Weekend Box Office `House Party 2' Takes Top Spot". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 

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