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

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Release Date:

28 July 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

John Tucker doit mourir  »

Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,276,534 (USA) (28 July 2006)


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

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Director Betty Thomas referred to all the actors by their characters' names, since, she claims, she couldn't remember their real names, and she wanted to think of them as their character. When she forgot their characters' names, she'd simply refer to them as "person". See more »


John scales the balconies to get to Kate's room, so he must be on the same side of the building as she is. He comes out of Coach Williams' room on one side, and then he goes into a bedroom on the other side of the hall. See more »


Hallway Girl #1: [to John Tucker, showing him her cellphone] Your butt is my screen saver!
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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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Silly Little Comedy
31 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Kate (Brittany Snow) is an awkward invisible teen with a hot mom (Jenny McCarthy). John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) is the rich captain of the basketball team, and a real player off the court. When all the girls are forced into the same PE, it comes out that everybody (Ashanti, Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel) is dating John Tucker. The three girls enlist Kate into their schemes for revenge.

It's a silly little comedy. I stress the silly, and downplay the comedy. The jokes don't really work. It doesn't have anything real. The girls are perfectly nice. Maybe that's the rub. There isn't any edge to the humor. They're not taking any chances.

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