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Slacker -- Richard Linklater's debut feature is a comic kaleidoscopic portrait of the quirky characters stuck in a college town (it's Austin, Texas, but it could stand for hundreds of such places), a devilishly clever and endlessly inventive film.

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Release Date:
5 July 1991 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Cult film must! See more (66 total) »

Cast

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Richard Linklater ... Should Have Stayed at Bus Station
Rudy Basquez ... Taxi Driver
Jean Caffeine ... Roadkill
Jan Hockey ... Jogger
Stephan Hockey ... Running Late
Mark James ... Hit-and-Run Son
Samuel Dietert ... Grocery Grabber of Death's Bounty
Bob Boyd ... Officer Bozzio
Terrence Kirk ... Officer Love
Keith McCormack ... Street Musician
Jennifer Schaudies ... Walking to Coffee Shop
Dan Kratochvil ... Espresso Czar / Masonic Malcontent
Maris Strautmanis ... Giant Cappuccino
Brecht Andersch ... Dostoyevsky Wannabe
Tommy Pallotta ... Looking for Missing Friend (as Tom Pallotta)
Jerry Delony ... Been on the Moon Since the 50's (as Jerry Deloney)
Heather West ... Tura Satana Look-Alike
John Spath ... Co-op Guy
Ron Marks ... Bush Basher
Daniel Dugan ... Comb Game Player
Brian Crockett ... Sadistic Comb Game Player
Scott Marcus ... Ultimate Loser
Stella Weir ... Stephanie from Dallas
Teresa Taylor ... Pap Smear Pusher
Mark Harris ... T-Shirt Terrorist
Greg Wilson ... Anti-Traveller
Deborah Pastor ... Wants to Leave Country (as Debbie Pastor)
Gina Lalli ... Sidewalk Psychic
Sharon Roos ... Devoted Follower
Frank Orrall ... Happy-Go-Lucky Guy
Skip Fulton Jr. ... Two for One Special
Abra Moore ... Has Change
Lori Capp ... Traumatized Yacht Owner
Gus Vayas ... Cranky Cook
Louis Black ... Paranoid Paper Reader
Don Stroud ... Recluse in Bathrobe
Janelle Coolich ... Shut-in Girlfriend
Aleister Barron ... Peeping Kid
Albans Benchoff ... Coke Machine Robber
Nigel Benchoff ... Budding Capitalist Youth
Zara Barron ... Coke Heist Accomplice
Kevin Whitley ... Jilted Boyfriend
Steven Anderson ... Guy Who Tosses Typewriter
Robert Pierson ... Based on Authoritative Sources
Sarah Harmon ... Has Faith in Groups
David Haymond ... Street Dweller
John Slate ... 'Conspiracy A-Go-Go' Author
Scott Van Horn ... Nova
Lee Daniel ... GTO
Charles Gunning ... Hitchhiker Awaiting 'True Call'
Tamsy Ringler ... Video Interviewer
Luke Savisky ... Video Cameraman
Meg Brennan ... Sitting at Cafe
Phillip Hostak ... Hit Up for Cigarettes
D. Angus MacDonald ... Video Playing Store Security
Shelly Kristaponis ... Shoplifter
Louis Mackey ... Old Anarchist
Kathy McCarty ... Anarchist's Daughter
Michael Laird ... Burglar
Jack Meredith ... Get-Away Accomplice
Clark Walker ... Cadillac Crook (as Clark Lee Walker)
Kalman Spelletich ... Video Backpacker (as Kalman Spellitich)
Siqgouri Wilkovich ... Slapping Boyfriend
John Hawkins ... Choking Girlfriend
Scott Rhodes ... Disguntled Grad Student
D. Montgomery ... Having a Breakthrough Day (as Denise Montgomery)
Mimi Vitetta ... Teacup Sculpter
Susannah Simone ... Working on Same Painting
Bruce Hughes ... Card Playing Waiter
Keith Fletcher ... Cafe Card Player #1
Eric Buehlman ... Cafe Card Player #2
R. Malice ... Scooby Doo Philosopher
Mark Quirk ... Papa Smurf

Kim Krizan ... Questions Happiness
Annick Souhami ... Has Conquered Fear of Rejection
Regina Garza ... Smoking Writer
Stephen Jacobson ... S-T-E-V-E with a Van
Eric Lord ... Doorman at Club
Kelly Linn ... Bike Rider with Nice Shoes

Athina Rachel Tsangari ... Cousin from Greece (as Rachael Reinhardt)
Stewart Bennet ... Sitting on Ledge
Kevin Thomson ... Handstamping Arm Licker
Nick Maffei ... Pixl-Visionary
Nolan Morrison ... To Be Buried by History
Kyle Rosenblad ... Going to Catch a Show
Ed Hall ... Band Playing at Club
Lucinda Scott ... Dairy Queen Photographer
Wammo ... Anti-Artist
Marianne Hyatt ... Late Night Pick-Up
Gary Price ... Watching Early Morning TV
Joseph Jones ... Old Man Recording Thoughts
Kendall Smith ... Post-Modern Paul Revere (as Kendal Smith)
Sean Coffey ... Super 8 Cameraman
Jennifer Carroll ... All-Night Partier
Charlotte Norris ... Convertible Driver
Patrice Sullivan ... Day Tripper
Greg Ward ... Tosses Camera Off Cliff
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Enright ... Bicyclist (uncredited)

Robert Jacks ... Club Owner (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Linklater 
 
Writing credits
Richard Linklater 

Produced by
Richard Linklater .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Lee Daniel (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Scott Rhodes 
 
Casting by
Anne Walker-McBay 
 
Production Design by
Deborah Pastor (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Anne Walker-McBay .... production manager
 
Art Department
Ron Marks .... graphics
D. Montgomery .... art department (as Denise Montgomery)
Deb Pastor .... art department (as Debbie Pastor)
 
Sound Department
D. Montgomery .... sound (as Denise Montgomery)
Bruce Murphy .... sound stereo consultant
Fred Remmert .... post-production sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Abby Antweil .... grip (as Abbey Antweil)
Scott Conn .... key grip
Carlos Omar Guerra .... grip (as Carlos Guerra)
Dennis Reynolds .... grip
Scott Rhodes .... grip
John Spath .... grip
Clark Walker .... assistant camera
Clark Walker .... dolly grip
Ralph Watson .... Steadicam operator
Tracey Holman Weaver .... grip (as Tracy Weaver)
 
Editorial Department
Omar Godinez .... telecine colorist
Bob Rogers .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Meg Brennan .... script supervisor
Katie Cokinos .... promotion/publicity
Clay Daniel .... production assistant
Ethan Dunn .... production assistant
Kerthy Fix .... production assistant (as Kerthy Hearn)
Dan Kratochvil .... production assistant (as Daniel Kratochvil)
Anthony Martin .... production assistant
Jack Meredith .... additional text
Noel Mitchell .... production assistant
Tommy Pallotta .... production assistant (as Tom Pallotta)
Michael Rigby .... production assistant
Susannah Simone .... production assistant
Laura Tabor-Huerta .... production assistant (as Laura Tabor)
Joseph T. Walker .... production assistant (as Todd Walker)
John Pierson .... producer's representative (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Caroline Adams .... special thanks
Max Addison .... special thanks
Paul Agemerien .... special thanks
Hans Alehag .... special thanks
Karen Arikian .... special thanks
B.J. Armstrong .... special thanks
Norm Ballinger .... special thanks
Renee Barron .... special thanks
Barbara Baruch .... special thanks
Jim Berry .... special thanks
Rebekah Bogage .... special thanks
David Chan .... special thanks
Mark Coffey .... thanks
Maxi Cohen .... special thanks
Gregory Cundiff .... special thanks (as Greg Cundiff)
Bill Daniel .... special thanks
Iris Davis .... special thanks
Jerry Defrese .... special thanks
Michael Diaz .... special thanks
Werner Dütsch .... special thanks (as Werner Dutsch)
David Ferrer .... special thanks
Steve Fitch .... special thanks
John R. French .... special thanks (as John French)
Arlene Garfield .... special thanks
Bud George .... special thanks
Joey Grundel .... special thanks
Robert 'Mo' Harry .... special thanks
Vance Holmes .... special thanks
Jeff Hoppenstein .... special thanks
Vincent Hostak .... special thanks (as Vince Hostak)
Don Howard .... special thanks
Clay Hunn .... special thanks
Schyler Hupp .... special thanks
Robert Jacks .... special thanks
Marie Javins .... special thanks
Steve Jones .... special thanks
Nick Joost .... special thanks
Tim Kerr .... special thanks
Ted Kilian .... special thanks
Tom King .... special thanks
Richard Kooris .... special thanks
Charles Krieger .... special thanks
Jay Krieger .... special thanks
Claire LaVay .... special thanks
Mona Lee Fultz .... special thanks (as Mona Lee)
Carol Lewellen .... special thanks
Charles Linklater .... special thanks
Diane Linklater .... special thanks
Jacque Linklater .... special thanks
Patricia Linklater .... special thanks
Brian Locklin .... special thanks
Robert Lowe .... special thanks
Darryl Macdonald .... special thanks
Karol Martesko .... special thanks
Jason Martin .... special thanks
Jennifer McCauley .... special thanks
Nan Meltzer .... special thanks
Rachael Moeller .... special thanks
Shirley Montgomery .... special thanks
Sid Moody .... special thanks
Penny Moran .... special thanks
George Morris .... in memory of
Sheilah Murthy .... special thanks
Chale Nafus .... special thanks
Molly Omelchuck .... special thanks
Tomas Pantin .... special thanks
Jamie Panzer .... special thanks
Ron Parks .... special thanks
Roger Parthasarathy .... special thanks
Susan Parthasarathy .... special thanks
Tonie Perensky .... special thanks (as Tony Perenski)
Kari Perkins .... special thanks
Jeff Phillips .... special thanks
John Pierson .... special thanks
Steve Poe .... special thanks
Jonny Pray .... special thanks
Gary Price .... special thanks
Lisa Qualls .... special thanks
Charles Ramirez-Berg .... special thanks (as Charles Berg)
Ulla Rapp .... special thanks
Nancy Raveling .... special thanks
David Ray .... special thanks
John Ridenour .... special thanks
Edwin Roed .... special thanks (as Edwin Reed)
Karen Rupert .... special thanks
Steve Samuels .... special thanks
Thomas Selsley .... special thanks
Ferrell A. Shinnick .... special thanks (as Ferrel Schinnick)
Art Silver .... special thanks
Jeff Smith .... special thanks
Kim Spears .... special thanks
Robin Stanton .... special thanks
Newman P. Stribling .... special thanks
Evelyn Talmadge .... special thanks
Randy Turner .... special thanks
Scott Van Horn .... special thanks
Nicholas Vroman .... special thanks
Joseph T. Walker .... special thanks (as Todd Walker)
Ray Washam .... special thanks
Steve Wertheimer .... special thanks
Britt Wilson .... special thanks
Jim Wilson .... special thanks
Barbara Zimmermann .... special thanks (as Barbara Zimmerman)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Richard Linklater's Slacker" - USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
97 min | 100 min (DVD)
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Trivia:
The "Oblique Strategies" cards that appear in the movie were originally invented by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt in 1975.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the GTO guy arrives he places a few aluminum drink cans on the ground and they clearly sound empty. When he and Nova pick up the Hitchhiker Awaiting 'True Call', they give him one of the cans which is now full.See more »
Quotes:
Dostoyevsky Wannabe:Who's ever written a great work about the immense effort required in order not to create?See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Disturbed Young Man (With a Tan)See more »

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Cult film must!, 3 May 1999
Author: Ratso-5 from Atlanta

I agree with the other people who have praised this film, it is terrific. I also own a copy and find that I seldom make it all the way through. Still I keep it and periodically go back to it because I can't wait for a particular character to show up or to be reminded of one that I'd forgotten. And best of all....I think that I've known most of these people at some time in my life! As bizarre as all of these characters are they are very much like some of the wackos everybody encounters throughout their lifetime. Linklater did a very good job of his caricatures and drew excellent performances out of his cast.

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