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Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

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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:
Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Amanda Beckett
Ethan Embry ... Preston Meyers
Charlie Korsmo ... William Lichter
Lauren Ambrose ... Denise Fleming
Peter Facinelli ... Mike Dexter
Seth Green ... Kenny Fisher
Michelle Brookhurst ... Girl Whose Party It Is
Alexander Martin ... Exchange Student
Erik Palladino ... Cousin Ron
Channon Roe ... Jock #1
Sean Patrick Thomas ... Jock #2
Freddy Rodríguez ... Jock #3 (as Freddy Rodriguez)
Joel Michaely ... X-Phile #1
Jay Paulson ... X-Phile #2
Brian Hall 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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In the history of partying, Huntington Hills High School is about to become legendary. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Party See more »

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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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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filming the final scenes of the party meant a chaotic destruction of the house. Directors Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont gave the go-ahead to completely trash the place. This involved the cast and crew pulling out drawers, dropping food all over the floor, messing up the carpets, and someone spray painting "This Party Sucked" on the front door. This all happened in one hour. See more »

Goofs

Shadow briefly visible on the door as Mike and his jock friends first enter the party. See more »

Quotes

[sees Kenny Fisher posing in a mirror]
Denise: Looks like someone's auditioning for "Soul Train."
Preston: Do you have to rat out on everybody?
Denise: Oh, come on! His wardrobe alone leaves him open for public mockery.
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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 »

Connections

References Miami Vice (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Flash Light
Written by George Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.), Bernie Worrell (as Bernard Worrell) and Bootsy Collins
Performed by Parliament
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Music
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Awesome!
22 July 2004 | by Ryuujin2See all my reviews

I think there is two kinds of thoughts of this movie, Hate and Love I love it, i think this movie has everything that is needed to be enjoyable, it has good acting, a good soundtrack, good characters, its really funny, and it got Jennifer Love Hewitt, (a women that can make almost every movie worth watching, because she seems to be one of the sweetest girls in the world).

I think i don't need to say anything more. This is the best(and first) college movie that is ever going to be produced, its miles before American Pie 1&2&3 and other movies...


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