The Hangover Part III Plot Synopsis
Alan’s friends Phil, Stu and Doug come to his aid when he faces a major crisis in his life, exacerbated by the untimely death of his father. In a hysterical turn of events, Doug is taken hostage and the trio are forced to find Leslie Chow to rescue Doug. Despite their direct connection, catching the man in question proves more difficult than they imagined.
What’s going on with Alan?
Alan takes his new giraffe home. A giraffe gets decapitated on the underpass, causing a massive multi-car accident on the highway. Angry at his son’s childhood, Alan’s father Sid dies of a heart attack. At his funeral, Alan gives a rather awkward speech.
His brother-in-law informs Doug, Phil and Stu that Alan has recently been off his ADHD medication and has become increasingly erratic. The group convinces Alan to go to a rehab facility. He agrees on one condition that the pack of wolves (the name of the group of friends) will take him there.
The Hangover Part III
What happens on the road?
A truck driver deliberately drives Phil’s minivan off the road into the desert. Mafia boss Marshall and his men, including “Black Doug”, take four hostages at gunpoint. Marshall informs them that Chow has wiped out half of the $42 million gold heist. Since Alan has only been in contact with Chow, the Marshal orders Alan and his friends to find Chow and recover his stolen gold. He kidnaps Doug to ensure that Alan and his friends stay motivated on this mission.
How does Wolfpack meet Chow?
Alan and Chow meet downstairs while Phil and Stu hide. When Chow discovers the two of them and their plan to drug him, the group is forced to reveal that they work for Marshall. Chow agrees to return the gold, on the condition that the pack of wolves join him in retrieving the gold. He reveals that the gold is kept within the walls of the Mexican villa he once owned. The three enter the house with Chow and find the gold.
However, the three are stunned when Chou locks them in the basement and takes off with all the gold. Marshall then tells them that the gold that Chow bought is half that he never had, and they break into his villa. As a result, he shoots “Black Doug” for lack of security and orders the three men to find Chou again.
Chow’s search begins
Left in Chou’s van, Phil’s phone takes the group to Las Vegas. At the pawn shop, Alan has a strangely romantic encounter with the owner, Cassie. He informs Alan that Chow has pawned one of the gold bars. He gives her the business card of the escort service that Chow also uses.
At Caesar’s palace, they find Chou, but before they can catch him, he jumps off the balcony and parachutes away. Stu catches Chow, watching Chow from the road. He manages to tie it in the trunk of Marshall’s limo.
Does Marshall kill Chow?
They revealed that they couldn’t get the original half of the robbery because Chow spent it all in Bangkok. Marshall frees Doug, but with the motive of killing Chow, unloads the entire gun into the truck. Ironically, Chow emerges from behind and kills Marshall and his men in an instant. Chow is wary of the elephant and Stu because he helped Alan escape from the trunk. While Chow tries to reward Alan for his loyalty, Alan gently ends his friendship with him for his involvement in bad deeds.
Six months later, Alan marries the pawnbroker’s wife, Cassie. The end credits scene is interrupted by a scene depicting the mayhem resulting from Alan’s wedding reception. It makes us wonder if this is a sign that there could be a Hangover 4 one day.