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


The fraternity on Trip McNealy's polo shirt is Delta Iota Kappa ("DIK"). See more »


Actor's mark visible on the floor at the train station when Amanda leaves Preston. See more »


[about high school girlfriends]
TJ: Yeah... they suck... they suck!
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Community: Laws of Robotics & Party Rights (2015) See more »


6 Underground
(The Umbrellas of Ladywell Mix #2)
Written by John Barry, Liam Howe (as Liam Coverdale Howe), Chris Corner and Ian Pickering
Performed by Sneaker Pimps
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc./Clean Up Records, Ltd.
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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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