6.5/10
40,756
253 user 78 critic

Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 12 June 1998 (USA)
Trailer
0:31 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
Multicharacter teenage comedy about high school graduates with different agenda of life on graduation night.
Reviews
Popularity
3,269 ( 1,695)
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An event eighteen years in the making. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for teen drinking and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Party  »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Charlie Korsmo's first (and last) on-screen appearance since Hook (1991). He was attending MIT when he was offered the role. See more »

Goofs

Amanda's hair in the final scene at the train station falls out of her hair clip between shots. See more »

Quotes

Preston: Hey, I've got one for ya. Remember that time when I was about to talk to that beautiful girl, and you came up to me and started telling me all these asinine stories? Remember that, huh?
Reminiscing Guy: No.
Preston: Gee, that's funny. Because it *just happened*!
Reminiscing Guy: [saddened] Hey, I ain't gonna forget this, man! You just wait, I ain't inviting you to any 10-year reunion!
See more »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Sugarcube Critic: Mare in the Moon (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Waiting For A Girl Like You
Written by Mick Jones and Lou Gramm
Performed by Foreigner
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 253 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed