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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 #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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$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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This was Charlie Korsmo's first (and last) on-screen appearance since Hook (1991). He was attending MIT when he was offered the role. See more »

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When William's nerd friends are climbing up a ladder to get on the roof, what appears to be a microphone begins protruding out from under the roof's ledge toward William. See more »

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Kenny Fisher: You got... you *have* no idea what you're talking about. You don't even know me any more.
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Yearbook photos of all the characters in the movie are shown as the end credits roll. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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I Walked In
Written by Jason Slater and Luke Oakson
Produced by Jason Slater
Performed by Brougham
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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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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