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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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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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Vegas Waitress
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$100 Gambler
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$5 Winner
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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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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) (18 October 1996)

Gross:

$4,505,922 (USA) (31 January 1997)
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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 »

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When the dealer deals Mike his cards, the 6 and the 5 are facing the same direction, but when it cuts back the 5 is slanted. See more »

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Trent: Vegas, baby. Vegas.
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The rabbit in this production was trained with care and concern for its safety and wellbeing. See more »

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I'm Beginning to See the Light
Performed by Bobby Darin
Written by Johnny Hodges, Don George, Duke Ellington and Harry James
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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This movie is "money".
13 August 2003 | by (Schaumburg, IL) – See all my reviews

This film could prove that nice guys "don't" finish last. A truly great and funny movie. The movie is basically about getting a nightlife, friendship and picking up girls. The movie centers on Mike (Jon Favreau). A very brave but not cocky young man who constantly dwells on his ex-girlfriend and unsuccessfully attempts to rekindle his love life. Trent (Vince Vaughn) is always there to give him encouragement and inspiration. In someways Trent is the star of this movie. He has a strong screen presence and is extremely funny.

This movie teaches us to always double down on an eleven in black jack and how many days to wait before you call the girl for the first time. The greatest scene in this movie has to be when Trent and Sue are talking to Mike in the lounge and are trying to encourage Mike to ask a girl at the bar for her phone number. The "big bad bear and little bunny" analogy they use is hilarious.

You have to feel happy for Mike when he meets Lorraine (Heather Graham) at the end of the movie. We see Trent and Sue watching their buddy in amazement but we know that they are truly proud of him. Mike really was money and he didn't even know it.


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