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Swingers (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  11 April 1997 (Brazil)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles (as Alex Desert)
Deena Martin ...
Girl with Cigar
Kevin James Kelly ...
Vegas Dealer
Vegas Waitress
$100 Gambler
Joan Favreau ...
$5 Winner


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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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 April 1997 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Adiorthotoi gletzedes  »

Box Office


$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$74,118 (USA) (18 October 1996)


$4,505,922 (USA) (31 January 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Some of the bar scenes were shot in actual bars during business hours. A sign was posted near where they were shooting warning patrons that if they came any closer, they would be unpaid extras in the film. See more »


Boom mic visible at bottom of screen when Mike and Rob are talking at the party in the Hills. See more »


Mike: You shouldn't be sorry, you're a winner. I'm the fucking loser. I'm the one who should be sorry.
Trent: Baby don't talk that way.
Mike: Can we just go, please, can we go?
Trent: Baby look at me, look at me. You're money, and you know what else? You're a big winner tonight.
Mike: I want to leave.
Trent: You're a big winner. I'm gonna ask you a simple question and I want you to listen to me: who's the big winner here tonight at the casino? Huh? Mikey, that's who. Mikey's the big winner. Mikey wins.
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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 »


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She Thinks I Still Care
Performed by George Jones
Written by Dickey Lee Lipscomb
Courtesy of Capitol Nashville
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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"Vegas Baby, Vegas!"
17 August 1999 | by (chandler, az) – See all my reviews

Upon hearing about this movie from friends, I was told that it was "money". They were right. This is "so money and they don't even know it." Entertaining comedy about letting go, and finding new romance and who your real friends are. Enough one-liners to quote for years, friends still quote it today! Nothing but beautiful babies, and a great upbeat soundtrack to get you dancing!

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