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THE HANGOVER (2009)

THE HANGOVER <span>(2009)</span> artwork

THE HANGOVER (2009)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 99

Release dates 12/06/2009

BBFCInsight Contains strong sexual images and sex references

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Todd Phillips

Cast includes Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Kew Jeony, Ed Helms, Dan Goldberg, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Mike Tyson, Rachael Harris, Ian Anthony Dale, Matt Walsh, Sasha Barrese, Rob Riggle, Gillian Vigman

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 02/06/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE HANGOVER is a comedy about a group of friends who lose the groom during a stag night trip to Las Vegas.

Language

There is strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker').

Sex

There are references to a woman being ‘grossed out by semen’ and sight of a used condom being thrown around a car. There is breast nudity in a lap dancing club. There are still images of fellatio.

There is full frontal male nudity.

There is comic violence such as men being hit with a metal pole and tasered by the police. There are verbal references to rohypnol and still image of a man snorting cocaine.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive an '18' classification but that the requested '15' certificate could be achieved by making one change to visuals in the closing credits. The BBFC suggested that brief shots in which a man is being fellated by a woman, with clear sight of an apparent erect penis in the woman's mouth, be removed. When the finished version of the film was submitted, the shots had been removed and the film was classified '15'.

Details

Title
THE HANGOVER
Also known as
THE HANGOVER - F3,TRAILER F2,THE HANG OVER
Year
2009
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,Warner Brothers
Classified date(s)
22/01/2010
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF258100

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