Did you ever expect the film to join the canon of teen comedies?
No. No. You never do. It took 10 years for anybody to see it. Again, Empire Records, another one of those weird “where did that come from?” [things]. It was only in four theaters for one weekend.
Before the Internet, before everybody knew what the sales were, before the movie even opened, you know what it was going to make that weekend. You used to have to go to the theater to scope it out. You could kind of see what the audience was going to be like. I remember I went to a popular L.A. theater, and there was eight people for the 10 o’clock showing. I was bummed! Cause I had a back-end deal. I wasn’t going to make any money if no one saw it!
Do you know what Can’t Hardly Wait is about?
Uh, uh, uh… It’s about a party right? Underage kids drinking and smoking and having underage sex, right?