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Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

 -  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 #3 (as Freddy Rodriguez)
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Storyline

Its 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 that just broke up with her boyfriend and one head-case that 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 replace the tequila glass with a lemon digitally in post-production. See more »

Goofs

When William goes into the house and gets a beer, he takes a sip from a half full glass and spits it out. Almost immediately after, he takes another sip, and the cup is almost full. See more »

Quotes

[Kenny's homeboys see him display his 'love kit']
Ritchie Koolboy: Aw damn, man. Our boy's a fag, yo.
DJ Sammy: Yo, who's a fag?
Kenny Fisher: Yo, both of y'all. That is a "Fragrance of Love" scented candle, bitch. Damn!
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Crazy Credits

After all the credits are done rolling Mike Dexter yells out "I'll kick everyone's ass in this room" which he said earlier on in the film. See more »

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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Bust A Move
Written by Marvin Young, Matt Dike and Michael Ross
Performed by Marvin Young (as Young MC)
Courtesy of Delicious Vinyl Records
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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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