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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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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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Yesterday's history. Tomorrow's the future. Tonight's the party. See more »

Genres:

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

Two characters that had their parts cut can be seen in at least two scenes that survived the cutting room floor. Crying Drunk Girl (Jennifer Elise Cox can be seen falling over in the crowd with the foreign exchange student and crowd surfing during the "Paradise City" scene, and Stoned Girl ('Amber Benson') can be seen staring at a banana in the kitchen early on in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Amanda is trying to figure out who Preston is, a girl in yellow tights walks past in the background twice. See more »

Quotes

William: You know what they say about women and trolley cars. There's plenty of 'em in the sea.
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Crazy Credits

Yearbook photos of all the characters in the movie are shown as the end credits roll. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Leave Me This Way
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble), Leon Huff and Cary Gilbert
Performed by Thelma Houston
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Music
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A cute funny little movie
11 August 1998 | by See all my reviews

This movie was great. It's not blockbuster, but it wasn't made to be. It was something geared towards teenagers, so older folks beware. I would not go see it if you're out of your twenties. It was funny, it was sweet and that's about it. The two best performances were given by Ethan Embry and Seth Green. Ethan was male lead, Preston who convincingly yearned for Jennifer Love Hewitt's character, Amanda. Ethan pulled his role off wonderfully. The second awesome performance was given by Seth Green who was the local gangsta-wannabe Kenny. This one had me rolling on the floor laughing because sadly, most of the guys i know are just like him. So, if you just want something to entertain, make you laugh, and not think to hard, I'd go see this movie.


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