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04/11/2013 01:32 pm ET

'Hangover 3' Trailer: The Wolfpack Is Back, Searching For Mr. Chow

The Wolfpack returns in "The Hangover Part III," which reunites stars Bradley Cooper (now an Oscar nominee, p.s.), Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis for the final entry in what has become a global franchise. ("The Hangover" and "The Hangover Part II" grossed over $1 billion worldwide.)

Following a rash of teases, the new "Hangover 3" trailer gives some more focus to the film's plot: After the death of his father, Alan (Galifianakis) goes on a road trip with Phil, Stu and Doug (Cooper, Helms and Justin Bartha), when the group is ambushed by a crime boss (John Goodman) looking for Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong). Wackiness ensues, as do music cues from Kanye West and Wolfmother, jokes about cock fighting and a cameo from Melissa McCarthy. "It all ends tonight," says Cooper in a moment of resigned exhaustion. Indeed.

"The Hangover Part III" is out in theaters on May 24. Watch the "Hangover 3" trailer above.

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    "We get down, if the play calls for it."
  • 2 "Heart Of The City" ("American Gangster")
    You can't prove that "American Gangster," an R-rated, two-and-a-half hour drama, opened with $43 million in ticket sales solely because Universal used "Heart of the City" in the trailer, but you can't not prove it either.
  • 3 "Reminder" ("The Hangover Part II")
    As if you needed another reminder (groan) that "The Hangover Part II" was just a pale retread of "The Hangover," the marketing campaign used Jay-Z's "Reminder" to score many of the spots and trailers. At least the song is good.
  • 4 "99 Problems" ("This Means War")
    Nothing says "edgy" conflict like "99 Problems." In addition to this early spot for "This Means War," the song also pops up in ...
  • 5 "99 Problems" ("Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3")
    ... this trailer, and ...
  • 6 "99 Problems" ("Tower Heist")
    ... this trailer.
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    Not as tied to "The Social Network" as that chorale version of "Creep" that was used in the first trailers, Kanye West's "Power" had its own effect on the Facebook movie. After all, even nerds look cool when Kanye is blasting.
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    No one man should have all that power, especially when that man is Russell Crowe.
  • 9 "Power" ("Limitless")
    See, "The Social Network."
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    Concrete jungle.
  • 11 "Don't Let Me Die" ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation")
    "In the immortal words of Jay-Z ..."
  • 12 "Run This Town" ("The Fighter")
    Despite being an inspirational sports drama that featured score and some period appropriate '80s and '90s music, the television spots for "The Fighter" trotted out "Run This Town." The results? Kind of awesome, actually.
  • 13 "Beware" ("The Dictator")
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  • 14 "No Church in the Wild" ("Safe House")
    For the Denzel Washington-Ryan Reynolds action flick Universal used the "Watch the Throne" hit "No Church in the Wild" in its trailer.
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