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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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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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Nikki
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Girl with Cigar
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Vegas Dealer
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$100 Gambler
Joan Favreau ...
$5 Winner
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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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This movie plays reality. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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11 April 1997 (Brazil)  »

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Adiorthotoi gletzedes  »

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$74,118 (USA) (20 October 1996)

Gross:

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

The "Bear" monologue that Trent delivers to Mike is almost verbatim something actor Vince Vaughn told Jon Favreau one night at a bar. Favreau liked it a lot and incorporated it into the script. See more »

Goofs

When Mike buys $300 in chips at the casino, the dealer counts the bills and hands him three black $100 chips. They are identical to standard poker tournament chips used in most casinos around the country and clearly say "No Cash Value" on them. See more »

Quotes

Trent: Hey! What're you kicking me for? You want me to ask? All right, I'll ask! Ma'am, where do the high school girls hang out in this town?
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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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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #3.3 (2004) See more »

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Groove Me
Performed by King Floyd
Written by King Floyd
Courtesy of Malaco Records
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A Must-See for All 20-Something Males
5 January 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Let me preface this review by saying that this is my favorite film of all time. I'm not saying it was the best, most artistic, original, or most innovative...but it is my favorite. It's a movie about a 20-something man getting over a nasty break-up, living in Los Angeles. Pretty simple stuff, but the honesty in the film is amazing. This film boasts the most realistic, and interesting depictions of male friendship I've ever seen. Some might simply pawn this movie off as a buddy flick, but it goes so much deeper than that. Mikey (Favreau) deals with insecurity, rejection, depression, an overwhelming feeling of inadequacy. Something almost everyone can relate to. And, as an audience member, you live and die with the poor guy. The supporting cast is very strong, popping in and out as the assortment of friends populating Mikey's social life. Each is trying, in his own way, to get their buddy out of his post-break up funk, which meet with varying degrees of success. Swingers is chock full of laugh-out-loud moments, and oft-quoted lines ("Our baby's all grows up!") that could very easily lead to repeated viewings of this masterpiece.


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