The Hangover creates ‘wolf packs’ in Britain

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27 May 2013

The Hangover franchise has encouraged British men to form “wolf-pack" gangs.

The social lives of males between the ages of 18 and 34 has changed since the first of the three movies came out, with 45 per cent claiming they belong to some sort of “wolf pack”, 17 per cent actually naming their gang of mates a wolf pack and 21 per cent seeing themselves as the alpha male of the pack.

The concept of the wolf pack was first introduced in the first part of The Hangover trilogy when hapless Alan Garner ? played by Zach Galifianakis ? mentioned it while making a rooftop speech. And the term has now embedded itself in popular culture.

On Twitter, the #wolfpack hashtag is mentioned on average 50 times a day by UK users ? mostly relating to best friends, trips, and future adventures ? with #wolfpack mentioned globally every 90 seconds.

Virgin Media researched into the characteristics of the set of fictional friends and found 21 per cent saw themselves like Phil ? played by Bradley Cooper ? who leads the group, 22 per cent described themselves as accident-prone Stu (Ed Helms) and eight per cent confessed to finding themselves stumbling into trouble, like Doug (Justin Bartha).

-Bang Showbiz

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