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Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

PG-13 | | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Amanda Beckett
... Preston Meyers
... William Lichter
... Denise Fleming
... Mike Dexter
... Kenny Fisher
... Girl Whose Party It Is
... Exchange Student
... Cousin Ron
... Jock #1
... Jock #2
... Jock #3 (as Freddy Rodriguez)
... X-Phile #1
... X-Phile #2
Brian Hall ... Real Homeboy
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Storyline

It's 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 who just broke up with her boyfriend, and one head-case who 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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An event eighteen years in the making. 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)  »

Also Known As:

The Party  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,025,910, 14 June 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,339,117, 30 August 1998
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jamie Donnelly, who played Jan from Grease, played the teacher in Preston's (Ethan Embry) story of how he met Amanda (Jennifer Love Hewitt). See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in Pennsylvania, but the train station used for the finale is very obviously Union Station in Los Angeles See more »

Quotes

Kenny Fisher: Yo, I gotta have sex tonight! I mean peep this - They say here ninety-two percent of the honeys at UCLA are sexually active. Ninety-two of the women in Los Angeles at UCLA walking around going, "Class... or sex? What shall I do?" Ninety-two percent, yo! Hey, you know what that means?
Ritchie Koolboy: What?
Kenny Fisher: It means I gots a ninety-two percent chance of embarrassing myself. I roll up on that shorty be like, "What's up yo?" she be like, "You don't know 20 different ways to make me call you Big Poppa" cuz I don't ...
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Crazy Credits

William's two friends are walking along a street discusing that missing the party was no big deal when a UFO shadow appears on them (like the one in ID4) and they are abducted by it See more »

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Referenced in Tucker: The Eyes of Claire (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Caress Me Down
Written by Bradley Nowell (as Brad Nowell), Floyd Gaugh and Eric Wilson
Performed by Sublime
Courtesy of Gasoline Alley/MCA Records, J.V.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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If I'd gone to a party like this, my life might've turned out better
24 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

After a while, it's hard to remember back to that immortality of youth that this movie captures in a very clever way. The number of now famous actors and actresses who pop up in this epic is amazing. The characters are well polished: The jerks are jerkier, the nerds are nerdier, the jocks are even more jocked up, and as a boy who remembers what it was like to love the most popular girl from afar, the pain you suffered with that love was of a white hot intensity that the hero of this movie could not let go, much to his betterment, and to my loss (I didn't go, and she never knew).

Brilliant.


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