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Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 12 June 1998 (USA)
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 ...
Real Homeboy
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Storyline

It's 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 who just broke up with her boyfriend, and one head-case who 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>

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

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for teen drinking and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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12 June 1998 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

William Lichter was suppose to take a shot of tequila, but to maintain the PG-13 rating they had to digitally replace the tequila glass with a lemon in post-production. See more »

Goofs

When Kenny enters the upstairs bathroom, he removes his backpack and takes a look in the mirror. His reflection shows him not only without his backpack, but in that split second he somehow loses his jacket as well. See more »

Quotes

Trip McNeely: [as he approaches a sulking Mike with a six-pack in hand] Hey man, you want a beer?
Mike Dexter: Trip McNeely!
Trip McNeely: Trip McNeely.
Mike Dexter: No way, man!
Trip McNeely: Trip McNeely.
Mike Dexter: Trip McNeely! Geez. You were a sexual icon! You know girls at Huntington still talk about you?
Trip McNeely: Really? Which ones?
Mike Dexter: You must be racking up at college. College!
Trip McNeely: I wish, bro. I can't even get digits as a freshman.
Mike Dexter: Shut up! Come on, you can tell me.
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Crazy Credits

William's two friends are walking along a street discusing that missing the party was no big deal when a UFO shadow appears on them (like the one in ID4) and they are abducted by it See more »

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References Independence Day (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Waiting For A Girl Like You
Written by Mick Jones and Lou Gramm
Performed by Foreigner
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A cute funny little movie

This movie was great. It's not blockbuster, but it wasn't made to be. It was something geared towards teenagers, so older folks beware. I would not go see it if you're out of your twenties. It was funny, it was sweet and that's about it. The two best performances were given by Ethan Embry and Seth Green. Ethan was male lead, Preston who convincingly yearned for Jennifer Love Hewitt's character, Amanda. Ethan pulled his role off wonderfully. The second awesome performance was given by Seth Green who was the local gangsta-wannabe Kenny. This one had me rolling on the floor laughing because sadly, most of the guys i know are just like him. So, if you just want something to entertain, make you laugh, and not think to hard, I'd go see this movie.


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