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Swingers (1996)

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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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Nikki
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Girl with Cigar
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Vegas Dealer
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$100 Gambler
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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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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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11 April 1997 (Brazil)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,505,922 (USA) (31 January 1997)
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Joan FavreauJon Favreau's grandmother is the lucky gambler at the $5 minimum blackjack table. See more »

Goofs

In the girls' trailer, several cuts showing Mike and the Judy Garland impersonator holding hands are not fluent. The most noticeable is when "Judy Garland" takes a drink with her left hand and then suddenly back in Mike's hand left hand. See more »

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Mike: Hi, how are you ladies doing this evening?
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Crazy Credits

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Mucci's Jag M.K. II
Performed by Joseph L. Altruda (as Joey Altruda)
Written by Joseph L. Altruda (as Joey Altruda)
Courtesy of Will Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Brilliant.
22 June 2003 | by (The country north of France and south of Scotland... Best friend) – See all my reviews

This is a hilarious film about nobodies claiming to be bigger than they ever will be!

Doug Liman showed much promise and I'm more than sure that one day he will continue to make bigger budget films (Bourne Identity)

Careers should also be good for the great Jon Favreau who is just a fantastically witty writer, Vince Vaughn who should get a headlining film and Ron Livingston who is still performing good roles.

I love the script in this film, the language is unique and the scenarios are superb... the sad fact is that there are hundreds of guys like Trent, Mike, Rob & Sue (played by Patrick Van Horn)

I urge everybody to watch this even though it might not be there cup of tea!

9/10


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