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John Tucker Must Die (2006)

 -  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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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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Don't Get Mad, Get Even See more »

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

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John Tucker Must Die  »

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

Scott and Kate make reference to the Cheap Trick song "I Want You To Want Me", and at the end of the movie the newer version of the song, performed by Letters To Cleo, can be heard in the background. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) When John is playing basketball and Kate is a cheerleader, the countdown time reads 41.5 seconds to the next period. However, more than 30 seconds passes and yet when the countdown timer appears next, the timer reads 16.1 seconds; the man holding the camera and the woman beside him disappear from the scene entirely, even though they were right behind John; and the coach has also moved approximately 10 feet from where he was while telling John to get in the game. See more »

Quotes

John Tucker: Maybe I come on too strong, but... I don't know who else to be. I just have to put my whole heart into things.
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Crazy Credits

A little bit into the credits and there's a scene in Tokyo, Japan. There are three girls out by a fountain looking at their cell phones. Of course, the picture on the cell phone screen in John Tucker in thong. See more »

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References Chasing Papi (2003) See more »

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50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Written by Paul Simon
Performed by Nada Surf
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I recorded this as a brainless comedy to watch and was pleasantly surprised...
15 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought would be a typical teen comedy containing more gratuitous sex scenes and that the story and script would not contain much resembling thought, so this movie turned out better than I thought it was going to be. Yes, the characters were rather stereotypical and yes, the acting could have been better, but one does not expect Oscar-worthy performances of the likes of Road to Perdition or Million Dollar Baby when watching a teen comedy... I thought the story had enough of an interesting storyline (everything they tried seemed to make him more popular when they were trying to do the opposite) and that the moral of the movie was good (that in the end, even in the case to "get even", deception is wrong). Some people seemed unhappy with the ending. I am not sure what other kind of ending people would have preferred seeing. Perhaps they would rather have seen this as a teen horror flick where everyone gets killed in the end...?


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