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John Tucker Must Die (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  28 July 2006 (USA)
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Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken.

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Storyline

Kate (Brittany Snow) is the new girl in school. She catches John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) dating three different girls at once: Carrie - the smart girl, Heather - the cheerleader, and Beth - the activist slut; none of them are aware that they are not the only girl in John's heart. Kate, having been raised by a single mother, has seen the pain caused by playboys like John Tucker, and she won't stand idly by. Together with the three jilted ex-girlfriends, they hatch a plan to teach John a lesson. Things rarely go as planned, especially when Kate starts to think that she might be falling for John herself. Written by napierslogs

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Women Want Him. Men Want to Be Him. But These Girls Want to Kill Him. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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28 July 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

John Tucker doit mourir  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$150,634 (New Zealand) (22 September 2006)

Gross:

$41,009,669 (USA) (27 October 2006)
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Trivia

Ashanti had four or five concerts she had to perform during the making of the film, whereas Sophia Bush was also committed to shooting One Tree Hill (2003). See more »

Goofs

When Beth's skirt is caught in the back of John's jeep, we see her leave the skirt hanging from the trunk. When John drives off, however, the skirt is clearly wrapped around the back left tire, as it flaps with the motion of the wheel. See more »

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Heather: John and I belong together. He's the varsity captain, and after all, I AM the head cheerleader.
Beth: Sorry what kind of cheerleader?
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Crazy Credits

After the cast list in the credits, the movie shows the girls walking past a staircase. A teacher is walking down and drops a whole pile of papers and the papers spread all over the staircase. A group of male teachers come by and they bend down to help. When they bend down, you see different patterned thongs. See more »

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Referenced in Gossip Girl: Blair Waldorf Must Pie! (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

I Like What You Say
Written by Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca and Ira Elliot
Performed by Nada Surf
Produced by Matthew Caws and Tom Beaujour
Nada Surf appears courtesy of Barsuk Records
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Surprisingly good
2 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Today it was 100 degrees in New York City and frankly I went more for the air conditioning than the content, but this movie was much better than the trailer or the critics give it credit for. As solid as "Bring it On," it is definitely a notch above the average teen comedy; not quite "Mean Girls" but a good substitute. The girls are all terrific and Jesse Metcafe struts his acting and physique to an even higher standard than what he demonstrated on Desperate Housewives.

Filled with quite a few clever innuendos, it might make a few moms and dads cringe, but I guess kids today have heard worse. Also, it cleverly used remakes of classic songs for the bulk of its score.


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