The two Chrises – “Kid” Reid and “Play” Martin of Kid 'N' Play – really only acted in a handful of movies, all of which were engineered to emphasize their respective personalities. But the original 'House Party' is a bona fide classic, not the least of which because the two of them are really terrific, showing a humanity and a sense of humor that not a lot of their contemporaries would be eager to explore.


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