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A high school girl must find a substitute date to escort her to the prom.

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Nicole Maris is a popular high school preppy senior in Utah who gets her life turned upside down when her perfect date, Brad, falls for a cute cheerleader from another school a month before the school's centennial senior prom. After recovering from the shock, Nicole comes up with a solution to save her reputation: find a guy to appear like they're going steady and to take her to the dance hoping to make Brad jealous. Nicole then hooks up with her next door neighbor, prankster and trouble maker Chase Hammond, and tries to model him in her own image while he's looking to make his long-term girlfriend Dulcie jealous too. However, both Nicole and Chase don't expect their charade to lead it where they never expected it to. Written by Matt Patay

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They were best friends. Then they fought. Then they faked. Then they fell. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for teen alcohol and drug use, and for language | See all certifications »

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1 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Girl Gives Birth to Prom Date  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£361,361 (UK) (9 June 2000)

Gross:

£1,063,205 (UK) (7 July 2000)
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The "main street" of the show is Ogden, Utah's historic 25th street. The Union building shown in the background of that scene is a historic train depot. It houses museums today. See more »

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At the dance, the Electrocutes are playing on the stage and there is a banner with their name on it in the background. Near the end of the dance scene, the Electrocutes are still singing, but they (and their sign) have disappeared from the stage. See more »

Quotes

Chase: I was hoping I could ask to cut in.
Nicole: Well Ray left, but it's okay with me... I bet you can still catch him if you hurry.
Chase: actually I wanted to dance with you.
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Run Baby Run
Written by C. Kennedy and B. Palmer
Performed by Deadstar
Courtesy of Mushroom Records International BV
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not quite like those OTHER teen movies
31 July 2003 | by (Salem, OR) – See all my reviews

I think the story of it all is fresh and natural- like what you'd see at my high school, and it teaches you (yes I actually learned something from this movie) that the right person for you may have always been there to begin with, even with all of his imperfections. Adrian Grenier plays Chase Hammond very well with a lot of sarcasm, wit and intelligence. If he went to my high school I'd have snatched him up right away! :) Melissa Joan Hart's character (Nicole) starts out shallow but eventually grows a heart bigger than her high school ego. This movie altogether isn't necessarily the best movie ever made, but it is a funny and serious romp through the final days of high school (love, crushes, the final school dance, peer pressure)- harmless but sweet and full of characters that are likeable and might remind you of people you once knew.


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