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Swingers (1996)

Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.

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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Rob
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Sue
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Charles (as Alex Desert)
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Deena Martin ...
Christy
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Lisa
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Girl with Cigar
Kevin James Kelly ...
Vegas Dealer
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Vegas Waitress
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$100 Gambler
Joan Favreau ...
$5 Winner
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Skully
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Storyline

This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the social scene and forget about his 6 year relationship. Written by Kevin Gillease <gillease@scf.usc.edu>

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There ain't nothing wrong with letting a girl know that you're money, and that you want to party. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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11 April 1997 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Adiorthotoi gletzedes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$74,118, 20 October 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,505,922, 2 February 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Since the filmmakers couldn't afford to pay extras, the scenes filmed at parties were filmed at actual parties that were taking place, with many Hollywood up-and-comers in attendance. Among the people in the crowd of the first party (who turn and look at the group as they enter): screenwriters Stephen Gaghan and Mike White. See more »

Goofs

The hand that holds the syrup during the dinner scene. See more »

Quotes

Trent: You're so money and you don't even know it!
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Crazy Credits

Instead of scrolling up, the credits at the end of the film flash on and off of the screen. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Free Enterprise (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Paid for Loving
Performed by Love Jones
Written by Stuart Johnson, Benjamin Daughtrey, Jonathan Palmer, Christopher Hawpe and Barry Thomas
Courtesy of Zoo Entertainment
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Too cool for words
30 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Swingers is just about the coolest film on the planet. It's so laid back it's horizontal. There aren't enough words in a thesaurus to describe how good this movie is! Watch and enjoy. The direction from Doug Liman is awesome and the acting matches. It's funny but not in your face, it's hip but doesn't care and it just makes for a great picture. Heather Graham looks gorgeous at the end as an added bonus for the guys too!


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