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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

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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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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

The name on the Band's T-Shirt is called "Loveburger." See more »

Goofs

When Preston looses hope after seeing Amanda being kissed by her cousin he tosses the letter he wrote to Amanda in the garbage, you see a silver Honda Civic next to the trash cans. The Brake lights and third light are flashing, it was done in a rhythmic pattern to make it look like the hazard lights are on. In reality the only way to make this happen would be to have someone continuously pump the brakes. The hazard lights on that make and model would be the lights below the brake lights and would flash orange in the same rhythmic pattern. See more »

Quotes

[to Amanda who's asking questions about Preston]
Mary, Crying Drunk Girl: Snow stun shy is shy sumber shess sing.
[subtitle translation: I know who Preston Meyers is. I can give you his phone number, his address, anything]
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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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Referenced in The Thundermans: Can't Hardly Date (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Sugar Cane
Written by Richard McNevin-Duff
Performed by Space Monkeys
Courtesy of Chingón/Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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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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