As the world readies for the last adventures of Phil, Stu and Alan – known collectively as “The Wolf Pack” in The Hangover franchise whose final installment is set to hit theaters May 24, The Hollywood Reporter put together an expansive oral history of the popular franchise. Chronicling early stages of production, casting decisions, the inclusion of Mike Tyson, and the infamous closing credits full of real debauchery, the oral history serves as a good behind-the-scenes look at just how much hangs in the balance when a movie is trying to reach “fade out.” Below is a choice excerpt while the entire piece can be read here.

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