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John Tucker Must Die (2006)

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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

The idea of John Tucker wearing a thong was not in the original script. Originally, Kate talked him into shaving his head. Betty Thomas thought making him wear a thong was funnier. While shooting, the extras were actually taking pictures of him with their phones. See more »

Goofs

When John is on the sideline waiting for Kate to agree to go out on a date with him, there is a defender within 3 feet, and John does not dribble within five seconds, thus making it a 5 second violation and a turnover. See more »

Quotes

Heather: [Kate answers her door and it's Heather] I want to bring down you know who.
Beth: [Kate answers her door again and it's Beth] Normally, I'm opposed to the slaughter of animals, but in John Tucker's case, I'll make an exception.
Kate: [now in the house] I don't even know him.
Beth: So, you don't even know anyone. You're like the Swiss, you're neutered.
Carrie: Um, it's neutral. Kate, if the three of us tried this alone, we would kill each other. You brought us here. You showed us that we have something in common.
Heather: Exactly. ...
[...]
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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 »

Connections

References The O.C. (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Sunset Lover
Written, Performed and Produced by Josh Kelley
Josh Kelley appears courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Surprisingly good
2 August 2006 | by gryffindor249See all my reviews

Today it was 100 degrees in New York City and frankly I went more for the air conditioning than the content, but this movie was much better than the trailer or the critics give it credit for. As solid as "Bring it On," it is definitely a notch above the average teen comedy; not quite "Mean Girls" but a good substitute. The girls are all terrific and Jesse Metcafe struts his acting and physique to an even higher standard than what he demonstrated on Desperate Housewives.

Filled with quite a few clever innuendos, it might make a few moms and dads cringe, but I guess kids today have heard worse. Also, it cleverly used remakes of classic songs for the bulk of its score.


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