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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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For the class of 1998, the last night of high school is the first night of the rest of their lives. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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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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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

Ethan Embry's character, Preston Meyers, confesses to be a big fan of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. at the end of the movie. His yearbook quote, "Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes" by Thoreau, is also featured in Vonnegut's book "Welcome to the Monkey House." See more »

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Actor's mark visible when Denise and Preston are sitting on Preston's car outside the restaurant on the morning after the party. See more »

Quotes

Kenny Fisher: Those shoes!
Denise: What?
Kenny Fisher: Do they serve an orthopedic function?
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Yearbook photos of all the characters in the movie are shown as the end credits roll. See more »


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The Mac
Written and Performed by Dr. Freeze
Courtesy of Sony/ATV
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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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