The Hangover (2009)

Screenplay Genre: Comedy / Crime

Movie Time: 100 minutes

1. INCITING INCIDENT

Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis), and Doug (Justin Bartha) go to the rooftop of their hotel. Alan pours everyone a shot while they give a toast to Doug, who is getting married. (00:19:55)

2. LOCK IN (End of Act One)

Phil, Stu, and Alan wake up in their villa at Caesar's Palace. They have no recollection of the night before. There is a random baby and a tiger in the trashed villa, and Doug is missing. (00:24:00)

3. FIRST CULMINATION (Midpoint)

After being violently attacked in the parking lot of a wedding chapel, the boys go to Jade's apartment. While trying to piece together the night, the police burst in and arrest them for stealing a cop car. They make a deal with the cops to be tasered in exchange for being charged with a crime. (00:45:55)

4. MAIN CULMINATION (End of Act Two)

After winning $80,000 at the blackjack table, the boys drive to the desert to give Mr. Chow the money in exchange for Doug. (1:18:00)

5. THIRD ACT TWIST

It turns out that they exchanged the money for the wrong Doug. This Doug is actually the drug dealer that gave Alan the roofies that caused their blackouts. (1:20:30)


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