House Party 3
|House Party 3|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Eric Meza|
|Produced by||Carl Craig
|Written by||David Toney
Based on Characters Created By
|Starring||Christopher "Kid" Reid
Christopher "Play" Martin
|Music by||David Allen Jones|
|Editing by||Tom Walls|
|Distributed by||New Line Cinema
Starmedia Home Entertainment
|Running time||93 minutes|
House Party 3 is a 1994 comedy film, starring Kid 'n Play and Bernie Mac and TLC. It is the third and intended final installment of the House Party film series. This was to be the last film in the franchise, making it a trilogy; however, a direct to video sequel, House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute, was released seven years later. This is also Chris Tucker's debut on film as well as the first film in the series that Martin Lawrence does not reprise his role as Bilal, nor was he mentioned. Also absent in House Party 3 are three of the members of the R&B group Full Force, who played the bullies in the first two movies. 19 years later in 2013, Warner Premiere released House Party 5: Tonight's the Night which serves as a semi-sequel to House Party 3, featuring the return of Kid 'n Play, reprising their roles from the first three installments.
Christopher, aka Kid (Christopher "Kid" Reid) is marrying his girlfriend Veda (Angela Means), while his best friend Peter, aka Play (Christopher "Play" Martin) is dipping his fingers into the music business and attempting to manage a roughneck female rap act called Sex as a Weapon (TLC). Play books the ladies for a concert with heavy-hitting promoter Showboat (Michael Colyar), but when they decide to fire Play and hire a new manager, he has to figure out how to deliver them to the show or face the wrath of Showboat's female security force.
Things eventually begin to spiral out of control for the two, as Play is also planning the bachelor party while trying to keep Kid's three younger cousins from Detroit (Immature) in line, and Kid's ex-girlfriend Sydney (Tisha Campbell) has come back to town, which is news that doesn't please Veda at all. With help from Play and his loud-mouthed Uncle Vester (Bernie Mac), Kid learns a valuable lesson about love.
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- Christopher "Kid" Reid — Christopher Robinson, Jr. (aka Kid)
- Christopher "Play" Martin — Peter Martin (aka Play)
- Bernie Mac—Uncle Vester
- David Edwards — Stinky Martin
- Angela Means — Veda
- A.J. Johnson — Butcher
- Jiwan Faulk — Noel Jones
- Ketty Lester — Aunt Lucy
- Khandi Alexander — Janelle
- Marques Houston — Marques
- Young Rome — Jerome
- Don Santos — Don (aka "Half-Pint")
- Michael Colyar — Showboat
- Reynaldo Rey — Veda's Dad
- Simply Marvalous — Veda's Mom
- TLC — Sex as a Weapon
- Bernie Mac — Uncle Vester
- Tisha Campbell — Sydney (cameo)
- Chris Tucker — Johnny Booze
- Shireen Crutchfield — Shireen (cameo)
The film was not a box office success.
A soundtrack containing hip hop and R&B music was released in January 1994 by Select Records. It peaked at 55 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The soundtrack is notable for containing the last original material released by the film's stars, Kid 'n Play.
- American Wedding, the third film in the American Pie series of films. This and House Party 3 bear noticeable similarities.
- "House Party 3 (1994)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
- David J. Fox (January 25, 1994). "Weekend Box Office : Ticket Sales Up Despite Mother Nature". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-06-07.
- House Party 3 at allmovie
- House Party 3 at Box Office Mojo
- House Party 3 at the Internet Movie Database