The“ Can't Hardly Wait” Premiere Was the Most '90s Thing to Ever Happen — See the Fabulous Photos

The memorable teen favorite came out on June 12, 1998, and starred Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ethan Embry, among others

<p>Sam Levi/WireImage; Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty; Sam Levi/WireImage</p> Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Tiffani Thiessen at the 1998 premiere of

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Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Tiffani Thiessen at the 1998 premiere of 'Can't Hardly Wait'

There is such a thing as fate ... and in 1998, it brought together dozens of the biggest '90s-era stars for the premiere of the teen comedy,Can't Hardly Wait.

The film followed a group of high school seniors celebrating their graduation at an epic end-of-the-year blowout, and starred icons of the time like Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ethan Embry.

"We wanted to make an energetic, funny movie," co-director Harry Elfont told Teen PEOPLE during a set visit in 1998. "Every high school movie has a party scene, but there's never been ..."

"... a movie that takes place entirely at a party," added his directing partner, Deborah Kaplan.

The film's Hollywood premiere was also a party, and brought out some of the biggest names of the '90s in addition to the starry cast. Here, take a trip down memory lane at the premiere of 1998's Can't Hardly Wait.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

<p>Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty </p> Jennifer Love Hewitt in 1998

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Jennifer Love Hewitt in 1998

The film's star, Jennifer Love Hewitt, was "the only person we went to" for the part of Amanda, executive producer Jenno Topping told Teen PEOPLE. "And she loved it and said yes immediately."

Ethan Embry

<p>Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty</p> Ethan Embry and Heather Picardo in 1998

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Ethan Embry and Heather Picardo in 1998

On the flip side, "the studio wasn't completely convinced I could pull it off at first," Ethan Embry (here with Heather Picardo) told Teen PEOPLE of playing Preston. "[He's] the straightforward guy that I usually don't play." That only made the actor want the part more, though, and in the end, Elfont told PEOPLE that his audition "blew us away."

Reese Witherspoon

<p>Sam Levi/WireImage</p> Reese Witherspoon in 1998

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Reese Witherspoon in 1998

Reese Witherspoon's star was rising when she hit the carpet for the premiere, months before Pleasantville and Cruel Intentions dropped.

Tiffani Thiessen

<p>Sam Levi/WireImage</p> Tiffani Thiessen in 1998

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Tiffani Thiessen in 1998

Fellow teen queen Tiffani Thiessen glowed on the red carpet.

Leelee Sobieski

<p>Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty</p> Leelee Sobieski in 1998

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Leelee Sobieski in 1998

As did Deep Impact's Leelee Sobieski.

Mark McGrath

<p>Sam Levi/WireImage</p> Mark McGrath in 1998

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Mark McGrath in 1998

Sugar Ray was having a moment, and frontman Mark McGrath was soaking it up at the premiere.

Alyson Hannigan and Seth Green

<p>Jim Smeal/Ron Galella Collection via Getty</p> Alyson Hannigan and Seth Green in 1998

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Alyson Hannigan and Seth Green in 1998

Buffy the Vampire Slayerstar Alyson Hannigan stepped out to support costar Seth Green, whom PEOPLE called the standout of the film in his role as Kenny.

Breckin Meyer

<p>Sam Levi/WireImage</p> Breckin Meyer in 1998

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Breckin Meyer in 1998

Clueless star Breckin Meyer had a small, uncredited part in the film.

Nicholle Tom

<p>Sam Levi/WireImage</p> Nicholle Tom in 1998

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Nicholle Tom in 1998

The Nanny's Nicholle Tom rocked the most perfectly '90s dress.

Charlie Korsmo

<p>Sam Levi/WireImage</p> Charlie Korsmo in 1998

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Charlie Korsmo in 1998

Can't Hardly Wait marked child star Charlie Korsmo's last young adult role (that of William) before he stepped away from acting for a time.

Jerry O'Connell and Charlie O'Connell

<p>Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty</p> Jerry O'Connell and Charlie O'Connell in 1998

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Jerry O'Connell and Charlie O'Connell in 1998

Brothers Jerry and Charlie O'Connell had coordinating smiles on the red carpet.

Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli

<p>Sam Levi/WireImage</p> Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli in 1998

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Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli in 1998

Jennie Garth supported then-boyfriend Peter Facinelli, who starred as Mike in the film three years before the pair would marry.

Melissa Joan Hart, Lindsay Sloane and Nate Richert

<p>Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty</p> Melissa Joan Hart, Lindsay Sloane and Nate Richert in 1998

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Melissa Joan Hart, Lindsay Sloane and Nate Richert in 1998

In more costar cuteness, Sabrina the Teenage Witch leads Melissa Joan Hart, Lindsay Sloane and Nate Richert attended together, too.

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