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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Girl Whose Party It Is
Exchange Student
Cousin Ron
Jock #1
Jock #2
Jock #3 (as Freddy Rodriguez)
X-Phile #1
X-Phile #2
Brian Hall ...
Real Homeboy


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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An event eighteen years in the making. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Party  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$25,339,117 (USA) (28 August 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Seth Green (Kenny,) Donald Faison (Loveburger's drummer,) Alexander Martin (the foreign exchange student,) and Breckin Meyer (Loveburger's lead singer) would later appear in 'Josie and the Pussycats' (2001) as members of the band "Du Jour," who also, coincidentally, fought amongst themselves. See more »


When Amanda takes a bite of the strawberry pop-tart, she places it back on the middle of the desk. When the camera returns, the pop-tart is at the end of the desk and falls off. See more »


Kenny Fisher: Yo, I'm just pausin' while those two hos over there scratch it out over who gets to knock the boots with me!
[clicks feet together]
Kenny Fisher: Ya know what I'm saying? Yeah!
Ritchie Koolboy: What two ho's?
DJ Sammy: I don't see no ho's yo.
[Kenny and his homeboys start shoving each other around]
Kenny Fisher: Yo, what, you callin' me a liar.
DJ Sammy: Hey, yo why you shovin' cracker?
Ritchie Koolboy: Yo, you better recognize, fool.
[they stop shoving]
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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 »


References Charles in Charge (1984) See more »


This Is How I Know
Written by Anthony Rivera, Akil (as Dante Givens) and Derek Wilson
Performed by Click Tha Supah Latin
Courtesy of Wild West Records
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I loved it!
8 March 2000 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

The plot was ok. I love the actors. Jennifer Love Hewitt was amazing. She really pulled it off. Ethan, of course, was good. He made Preston Meyers the person we all cheered for. Seth Green once again came through with his humour and his serious side. The movie is a good movie if you want a laugh, or if your a romance type person, it's also very good. Or if you just want to relax and watch a pretty good movie, this is it.

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