Hot Tub Time Machine

March 26th 2010
  • Comedy/Sci-Fi,
  • R,
  • 98 min,
  • MGM Films
  • Cast: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan, Chevy Chase, Sebastian Stan, Lyndsy Fonseca, Collette Wolfe, Charlie McDermott, Kellee Stewart , Diora Baird, Jessica Paré, William Zabka, Brendan Fletcher, Crystal Lowe, Rob LaBelle, Crystal Tisiga, Julia Maxwell, Jamie Switch, Jacob Blair, Jessica Pare, Geoff Gustafson, Michael Roberds, Rhys Williams, Blaine Anderson
  • Director: Steve Pink
  • Writers: Josh Heald, John Morris, Sean Anders
  • Producers: John Cusack, Grace Loh, Matt Moore, John Morris
  • Associate Producer: John Albanis
  • Executive Producer: Michael Nelson
  • Art Directions: Kelvin Humenny, Jeremy Stanbridge
  • Castings: Lynne Carrow, Susie Farris
  • Costume Design: Dayna Pink
  • D.O.P.: Jack N. Green
  • Editors: George Folsey Jr., James Thomas
  • Makeup: Candice Stafford
  • Music: Christophe Beck
  • Production Design: Bob Ziembicki
  • Set Decorations: Jill Sprayregen Henkel, Johanne Hubert


"Hot Tub Time Machine" follows a group of best friends who've become bored with their adult lives: Adam (John Cusack) has been dumped by his girlfriend; Lou (Rob Corddry) is a party guy who can't find the party; Nick's (Craig Robinson) wife controls his every move; and video game-obsessed Jacob (Clark Duke) won't leave his basement. After a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up, heads' pounding, in the year 1986. This is their chance to kick some past and change their futures – one will find a new love life, one will learn to stand up for himself with the ladies, one will find his mojo, and one will make sure he still exists.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Big Bear Lake, USA; Vancouver, Canada
  • MPAA Warning: Strong crude and sexual content, nudity, drug use and pervasive language
  • Production Budget: $36 million
  • Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, New Crime Productions, United Artists
  • Production Schedule: 20 April 2009 - August 2009

Featured Articles


2010 Guide Analysis: "The single silliest concept for a comedy I think I've ever heard, what's surprising is that it actually might work. The trailers are fun, the tone seems much more coherent and consistent than this year's "Land of the Lost", the humor is said to be quite R-rated, and the 80's theme allows for fun self-aware parody

"Grosse Pointe Blank" and "High Fidelity" scribe Steve Pink directs from a script by the guys who penned 2008's "Sex Drive", though it's the presence of both Cusack and "Zack and Miri" scene stealer Robinson that make this a bigger draw than it would otherwise be. The catch here could be the studio watering down the product to PG-13, or more likely having release issues as all of the films on MGM's slate are in flux right now."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 2 April 2010: Finland