Very Bad Things


1h 40m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Kyle and four friends are white suburbanites who set off for a debauched night in Las Vegas before Kyle gets married. But things go badly wrong when a prostitute is skewered on a coat hook as she entertains one of the pals, Michael. Yuppie Robert keeps his head, and goes so far as to murder a securi

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Digital Film Works Inc; Initial Entertainment Group; Initial Entertainment Group; Knb Efx Group, Inc.; L.A. Maddogs; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Radar Pictures
Distribution Company
Polygram Filmed Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Einhorn (Austria); Myndform; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Polygram Video; SND-Groupe M6; Scanbox Entertainment; Sherlock; Splendid Film Gmbh; Vertice Cine
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Kyle and four friends are white suburbanites who set off for a debauched night in Las Vegas before Kyle gets married. But things go badly wrong when a prostitute is skewered on a coat hook as she entertains one of the pals, Michael. Yuppie Robert keeps his head, and goes so far as to murder a security guard who threatens to discover their little accident. The next step is to dismember and bury the bodies and then to return to LA and pretend nothing happened. Of course, guilt and nerves set in and outrageous steps are needed to keep a lid on things. But nothing -- absolutely nothing -- is going to stand between bride-to-be Laura and her trip down the aisle.

Crew

William Adams

Song ("Karma")

Michael Atwell

Art Director

Nancy Baca

Key Makeup

Mindy Bazar

Casting Associate

Peter Berg

Screenwriter

Peter Berg

Song ("Walls Come Down")

Howard Berger

Supervisor

Eric Bergman

Post-Production Supervisor

Limp Bizkit

Song Performer ("Faith")

Willie Bobo

Song/Song Performer ("Fried Neck Bones And Some Home Fries")

Willie Bobo

Song Performer ("Boogaloo In Room 802")

Joe Brennen

Other

Greg Brown

Sound Editor

Donald Byrd

Song ("Do It Fluid")

Stephan Collins

Steadicam Operator

Stewart Copeland

Song ("Walls Come Down")

Stewart Copeland

Music

Steve Copley

Foley Mixer

Cindy Cowan

Producer

Daniel Curet

Key Hairstylist

Richard Davis

Other

Mike Deak

Sculptor (Knb Efx Group/Special Make-Up Effects)

Yann Delpuech

Supervising Sound Editor

Lisa Campbell Demaine

1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Beth Depatie

Production Supervisor

Michael Dittrick

Supervisor

Terry Dresbach

Costume Designer

Skye Edwards

Song ("Never An Easy Way")

Richard Fearless

Song ("Dirt")

Kevin Feyen

Song ("Karma")

Ted Field

Executive Producer

Larry Fioritto

Special Effects Coordinator

Steve Fisk

Song ("Battle Flag")

Ian Fox

2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Ian Fox

Camera Operator

Robbie Fulks

Song Performer ("We'Ll Burn Together")

Robbie Fulks

Song

Kirk Gardner

Steadicam Operator

Gary Gegan

Re-Recording Mixer

Don Givens

Other

Paul Godfrey

Song ("Never An Easy Way")

Ross Godfrey

Song ("Never An Easy Way")

Patrick Grant

Song ("Supernatural Thing")

Laura Greenlee

Line Producer

Laura Greenlee

Unit Production Manager

Joanne Griffin

Animal Trainer

Gwen Guthrie

Song ("Supernatural Thing")

Kristin Gwinn

Animal Trainer

Ted Haines

Sculptor (Knb Efx Group/Special Make-Up Effects)

Chris Hanson

Sculptor (Knb Efx Group/Special Make-Up Effects)

Nigel Harrison

Song ("Shambala")

Deborah Harry

Song ("Karma")

Jon A Hart

Song ("Boogaloo In Room 802")

Kim Hayes

Sound Editor

Eric Heffron

Assistant Director

Michael Helfant

Executive Producer

Steve Hellier

Song ("Dirt")

David Hennings

Director Of Photography

Chris Howell

Stunt Coordinator

Matthew Iadarola

Re-Recording Mixer

Garrett Immel

Sculptor (Knb Efx Group/Special Make-Up Effects)

Steve Jeffries

Song Performer ("Ragga Man")

Steve Jeffries

Song

Joanna Johnson

Associate Producer

Robin Johnston

Other

Ben E. King

Song Performer ("Supernatural Thing")

Darren King

Sound Editor

Gregory King

Supervising Sound Editor

Noelle King

Set Designer (Knb Efx Group/Special Make-Up Effects)

Linda Klein

Medical Consultant

Scott Kroopf

Executive Producer

Lincoln Kupchak

Visual Effects Editor (Flash Film Effects)

Robert Kurtzman

Supervisor

Melvin Lastie

Songs ("Boogaloo In Room 802" "Fried Neck Bones And Some Home Fries")

Peter Lea-cox

Song Arranger ("Bridal Chorus" "Wedding March (Traditional)" "Sunday Service")

Dan Lebental

Editor

Dina Lipton

Production Designer

Kathy Lucas

Set Decorator

Debra L. Manwiller

Casting (Pagano Manwiller)

William Bruce Mattox

Special Effects

Daniel May

Song

Daniel May

Song Performer ("Swing Time")

Don Mcdaniel

Animal Trainer

Sterling Meredith

Music Supervisor

John P. Mesa

Visual Effects Supervisor (Flash Film Effects)

Teresa L E Meyer

Production Coordinator

George Micheal

Song ("Faith")

Judd Miller

Musician

Hilary Momberger

Script Supervisor

Danny Moore

Song

Diane Nabatoff

Producer

Jennifer Nash

Music Editor

Greg Nicotero

Supervisor

Rob Nokes

Editorial Technical Consultant

Randy Nolen

Steadicam Operator

Dan Novy

Visual Effects Technical Supervisor (Flash Film Effects)

Richard Oswald

2nd Assistant Director

Robin Parry

Song Performer ("Hot Pink")

Robin Parry

Song

Scott Patton

Sculptor (Knb Efx Group/Special Make-Up Effects)

Mike Pearce

Sculptor (Knb Efx Group/Special Make-Up Effects)

Jesus Perez

Song ("Come Ves")

Rodney Petreikis

On-Set Dresser (Knb Efx Group/Special Make-Up Effects)

Allan Pineda

Song ("Karma")

Ron Pipes

Sculptor (Knb Efx Group/Special Make-Up Effects)

Sean Prusak

Roto Artist (Flash Film Effects)

Vicki Randle

Vocals

Thomas Rowlands

Song ("Elektrobank (Dust Brothers Remix)")

Frank Salvino

Executive In Charge Of Post-Production

Virgil Sanchez

Special Effects

Michael Schiffer

Producer

Christina Schlieske

Song

Laura Schlieske

Vocals

Tina Schlieske

Vocals

Christina Schlieski

Songs ("Walls Come Down" "Oh Jesus")

Stacey Seeds

Costume Supervisor

Ron Seigel

Property Master (Knb Efx Group/Special Make-Up Effects)

Jeff Seitz

Music Mixer/Recordist

Ashley Sibille

Art Department Coordinator (Knb Efx Group/Special Make-Up Effects)

John Sievert

Foley Artist

Edmund Simons

Song ("Elektrobank (Dust Brothers Remix)")

Christian Slater

Executive Producer

Shawn Smith

Song ("Battle Flag")

Dawn Soler

Executive In Charge Of Music (For Polygram Filmed Entertainment)

Mary Ann Stewart

Script Supervisor (2nd Unit)

John Switzer

Post Sound Coordinator

Meg Taylor

Sound Editor

Gary Thomas

Storyboard Artist (Knb Efx Group/Special Make-Up Effects)

Michael Thompson

Musician

David Thornsberry

Location Manager

Henry Tirl

Steadicam Operator

Tami Treadwell

Adr Mixer

Sharyn Tylk-gersh

Music Editor

Basti Van Der Woude

3rd Assistant Director

Jeanne Van Phue

Head Makeup

Mark Weingarten

Production Sound Mixer

Jeff Zimmerman

Additional Camera Operator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Digital Film Works Inc; Initial Entertainment Group; Initial Entertainment Group; Knb Efx Group, Inc.; L.A. Maddogs; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Radar Pictures
Distribution Company
Polygram Filmed Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Einhorn (Austria); Myndform; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Polygram Video; SND-Groupe M6; Scanbox Entertainment; Sherlock; Splendid Film Gmbh; Vertice Cine
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Fun Radio Trophy at the 1998 Deauville Festival of American Film.

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States Fall November 25, 1998

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States on Video May 18, 1999

Released in United States September 1998

Shown at College Music Journal MusicFest and FilmFest in New York City November 4-7, 1998.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (in competition) September 4-13, 1998.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 17-26, 1998.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 10-19, 1998.

Feature film directing debut for actor Peter Berg.

Began shooting September 29, 1997.

Completed shooting November 19, 1997.

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999.)

Released in United States on Video May 18, 1999

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (in competition) September 4-13, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 17-26, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 10-19, 1998.)

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at College Music Journal MusicFest and FilmFest in New York City November 4-7, 1998.)

Released in United States Fall November 25, 1998