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Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  12 June 1998 (USA)
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Multicharacter teenage comedy about high school graduates with different agenda of life on graduation night.

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Girl Whose Party It Is
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Exchange Student
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Cousin Ron
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Jock #1
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Jock #3 (as Freddy Rodriguez)
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X-Phile #1
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X-Phile #2
Brian Hall ...
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Storyline

Its high school graduation, and like all seniors they want to party. So 500 high school seniors look forward to a party, while in the meantime a boy wants to get a girl he's loved for years that just broke up with her boyfriend and one head-case that wants revenge on a lifelong bully. So the party comes, things develop. People have sex, drink, and go along with most of the guidelines of a high school graduation party. Written by Robbie Cooper <tweak@snet.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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In the history of partying, Huntington Hills High School is about to become legendary. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for teen drinking and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Party  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,025,910 (USA) (12 June 1998)

Gross:

$25,339,117 (USA) (28 August 1998)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the lines spoken during the opening credits ("There's a huge party tonight" "Cool, we crash it" etc.) are delivered by directors/screenwriters Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan. See more »

Goofs

When Preston looses hope after seeing Amanda being kissed by her cousin he tosses the letter he wrote to Amanda in the garbage, you see a silver Honda Civic next to the trash cans. The Brake lights and third light are flashing, it was done in a rhythmic pattern to make it look like the hazard lights are on. In reality the only way to make this happen would be to have someone continuously pump the brakes. The hazard lights on that make and model would be the lights below the brake lights and would flash orange in the same rhythmic pattern. See more »

Quotes

Preston: [narrating] It was October, freshman year. First time in history that I'd ever missed the bus. If I had arrived on time, I never would've seen her. But as it was, I was the first person at Huntington Hills High to set eyes on Amanda Beckett. It was her first day at school. Then, I'm sitting in class enjoying a late breakfast when out of all the classrooms in the entire school, she walks into mine. And where does the teacher sit her? Right next to me! Now, up until now, one could write this off ...
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Crazy Credits

Yearbook photos of all the characters in the movie are shown as the end credits roll. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Degrassi: The Next Generation: Can't Hardly Wait (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

More Human Than Human
Written by Rob Zombie, Sean Yseult (as Sean Reynolds) and Jay Yuenger
Performed by White Zombie
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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If I'd gone to a party like this, my life might've turned out better
24 October 2005 | by (St. Paul) – See all my reviews

After a while, it's hard to remember back to that immortality of youth that this movie captures in a very clever way. The number of now famous actors and actresses who pop up in this epic is amazing. The characters are well polished: The jerks are jerkier, the nerds are nerdier, the jocks are even more jocked up, and as a boy who remembers what it was like to love the most popular girl from afar, the pain you suffered with that love was of a white hot intensity that the hero of this movie could not let go, much to his betterment, and to my loss (I didn't go, and she never knew).

Brilliant.


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