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John Tucker Must Die (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 28 July 2006 (USA)
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Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken.

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Betty Thomas

Writer:

Jeff Lowell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Metcalfe ... John Tucker
Brittany Snow ... Kate
Ashanti ... Heather
Sophia Bush ... Beth
Arielle Kebbel ... Carrie
Penn Badgley ... Scott
Jenny McCarthy ... Lori
Fatso-Fasano ... Tommy (as Fatsô-Fasanô)
Kevin McNulty ... Basketball Coach
Patricia Drake Patricia Drake ... Coach Williams
Amanda Li Amanda Li ... Spelling Bee Girl
Jeffrey Ballard ... Cute Boy (as Jeff Ballard)
Taylor Kitsch ... Justin
Steve Bacic ... Skip #1
Dean Wray ... Skip #2
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Storyline

Kate (Brittany Snow) is the new girl in school. She catches John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) dating three different girls at once: Carrie - the smart girl, Heather - the cheerleader, and Beth - the activist slut; none of them are aware that they are not the only girl in John's heart. Kate, having been raised by a single mother, has seen the pain caused by playboys like John Tucker, and she won't stand idly by. Together with the three jilted ex-girlfriends, they hatch a plan to teach John a lesson. Things rarely go as planned, especially when Kate starts to think that she might be falling for John herself. Written by napierslogs

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Women Want Him. Men Want to Be Him. But These Girls Want to Kill Him. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

28 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Tucker doit mourir See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,276,534, 30 July 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,011,711, 2 November 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,824,526
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Since shooting took place during the actual school year in an existing high school, the crew had to ask students for permission to use and re-dress their lockers for shooting. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie Beth says something to the effect of "I wouldn't really kill a Bobcat, they are endangered". Bobcats are legal to hunt and not endangered. See more »

Quotes

Coach Williams: Coach Claypoole is in the hospital, so we're combining all first period gym classes.
[girls groan]
Coach Williams: Yeah, yeah, I know, we all hate each other.
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Crazy Credits

A little bit into the credits and there's a scene in Tokyo, Japan. There are three girls out by a fountain looking at their cell phones. Of course, the picture on the cell phone screen in John Tucker in thong. See more »

Alternate Versions

Extended Cut Features nudity and is 10 seconds longer than the original version seen in theaters. See more »


Soundtracks

Better Open the Door
Written by Justin Courtney Pierre (as Justin Pierre), Josh Cain, (as Joshua Cain), Jesse Johnson, Matt Taylor (as Matthew Taylor) and Tony Thaxton
Performed by Motion City Soundtrack
Courtesy of Epitaph
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cute and upbeat
28 July 2006 | by greasefreakSee all my reviews

When I first saw the previews for this film I thought it looked funny, but shallow..and a little trashy. However, after I saw the film I was surprised to find the film uplifting, with some depth , and good actors. Ashanti,Bush,and Kebbel blend together well as they team up against Tucker. Each of their personalities contribute to this film in a special way. Snow (the lead character) was what made the film. She truly lit up the screen.Actors aside the movie as a whole was enjoyable and exciting. This movie maybe was not the most spectacular movie created. But it was fun and worth spending a few bucks to see.

If you are looking for something entertaining, you might want to give this a try.

4 out of 5 stars


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