Bachelor Party 2


by Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

The number following the title is a bit misleading. Normally a film named Billabong 2 is a sequel to one named Billabong, or possibly a prequel, if Billabong is kinda arty. This film is neither. It's basically just a remake of Bachelor Party with different actors and ... I started to type in "updated to 2008," but that doesn't really apply. It would be difficult to find any sign that this film was made in 2008 other than the birthdates of the actors. If you were to watch it without any warning or foreknowledge of the actors and without having seen the first version of Bachelor Party, you would guess that the film was made in the mid-eighties by the Corman shop or by Golan/Globus. It even includes some Miami Vice jokes which must have been blisteringly topical in 1985. In other words, this is essentially the same film as the 1984 version of Bachelor Party, except with different actors. It's like when your parents finally got their tickets to see Camelot with Richard Burton and Robert Goulet and Julie Andrews, except that by the time they got to New York, the parts were played by Raymond Burr, Vic Morrow, and Charo. It was the same play they hoped to see, but it was just not the same.

Even the DVD box covers are essentially the same:

As in the 1984 version, our hero has to make it through the debauchery of his bachelor party without being unfaithful to his incredibly cool and beautiful betrothed. Temptation is thrown at him constantly. His fiancée finally decides to sneak into the party to see for herself what's going on and she eventually catches him doing something which looks inappropriate. Needless to say, appearances are deceiving. He has remained stalwart and wins her back with true love and a facile explanation.

The only meaningful change from the first version is an expansion of the actual bachelor party to a three-day affair in Miami. During those days our partiers encounter rivers of booze, rock music, sex addicts, seductresses, wet t-shirt contests, strippers, naked caddies, naked stewardesses, naked Nazis, and all the other things that make life worth living - except firearms. The script doesn't have many subtleties or even many jokes, and you've seen all of these these characters before. The plot exists basically as a vehicle to carry the film between the topless scenes.

If the film doesn't meet your FDA minimum requirements for breasts and locker room humor, there are eighteen deleted scenes and a full length commentary by the cast. There's nothing new here, but it moves along apace and is good-natured enough. If you can ignore the film's complete lack of originality, and/or have never seen the first version with Tom Hanks, you might get a few laughs from the raunchy goings-on. I can't really recommend it because you'll feel you've seen it twenty times before, but I found it pleasant and never reached for the fast forward button. Then again, perhaps I'm just easily amused by raunchy situations and attractive topless women.

Oh, who am I kidding? There's no "perhaps" involved.


Widescreen anamorphic

AUDIO COMMENTARY featuring Director James Ryan and actors Warren Christie, Harland Williams, Danny Jacobs, and Josh Cooke.

18 DELETED SCENES which run about 16 minutes.

In "The Party Never Stops: Making Bachelor Party 2"

"Analysis of a Stripper Fight" (7 minutes) examines the strip club melee scene from the film.

A GAG REEL plus seven individual gag scenes, all of which run about 18 minutes.


No major reviews online



n/a IMDB summary (of 10)


Straight to DVD



Breasts from the following, and many more:

  • Dena Carman and Mariann Gavelo as topless stewardesses

  • Erika Smith, Ashley Totin and Daniela Vilskaya as topless Nazis

  • Paula La Baredas, Claudia Costa, and one other woman as topless caddies

  • Arianna Coltellacci and many others as strippers

  • La Trice Perry as topless competitor in a dance contest

Buns from the following men:

  • Greg Pitts

  • Danny Jacobs


Our Grade:

If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to read the explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by our definition, a C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:


Watchable raunchy comedy, but derivative. An excellent full-featured DVD raises the grade to "recommended for genre fans."