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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 #2
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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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An event eighteen years in the making. See more »

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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

In one of the last scenes, a young man who is stoned says, "She was a hip, hip lady." The same line is spoken by Rory Cochrane in Dazed and Confused (1993). See more »

Goofs

Amanda's hair in the final scene at the train station falls out of her hair clip between shots. See more »

Quotes

Yearbook Girl: Amanda, you still didn't sign my yearbook!
[Amanda flips the pages past hers and sees Preston's picture realizing she just flipped out on him]
Yearbook Girl: Actually, I'm trying to get everyone to sign by their own picture!
Amanda Becket: Oh shit!
[Throws the yearbook down. Cut to Preston driving home looking sad]
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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 Rush Hour (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

All Mixed Up
Written by Nick Hexum (as Nicholas Hexum) and Doug Martinez (as Douglas Martinez)
Performed by 311
Courtesy of Capricorn Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Music
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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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