Rick Gassko is about to marry Debbie Thompson. Her parents hate him. Her old boyfriend hates him. They all have money and he gets a cut of the crap games on the Catholic school bus that he drives. His friends decide to give him the bachelor party of all bachelor parties in an expensive hotel with booze, adult movies and hookers. As the players catch wind of the elements of the party, each adds a little monkey wrench so that one set of hookers ends up giving demos at the bride’s shower, the brides friends end up dressed as hookers in a room with a number of non English speaking Japanese businessmen, and so on, as things get out of hand.Bachelor Party has few redeeming features, but it does have one big one: it’s funny. Tom Hanks is about to get married, and his friends throw him one big bachelor party. Naked women, large amounts of drinking and a donkey getting high all follow.
Of course, someone wants to ruin the fun, in the form of Hank’s bride-to-be father. Naturally, all of his plans to ruin the party are foiled by the motley crew.
Most of the gags in Bachelor Party are tasteless, but that’s half of the fun. Not really recommended to devout Christians, but those with open minds will either find this film infectiously silly, or just stupid. It’s a nice reminder of what film makers could get away with in the 80’s, though. American Pie, it’s nearest competitor, is too glossy and slick to be a proper Hollywood soft porn flick. It also has too much of a heart. Bachelor Party just piles on the dirtiness, and throws in a moral at the end, which is the way all ‘Porky’s’ copies should be made (although Party is more fun than Porkys.)