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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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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


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?


Nicole LaLoggia: the film's line producer plays two roles: she plays Michelle's voice on the phone, and she appears as one of the bar patrons at the Derby (the brunette sitting to the right of Trent when Mike leaves the table). See more »


At the blackjack table, the position of Mike's hand (5 of hearts 6 of hearts) keeps changing from higher up on the table to lower on the table and then back higher again between shots. You can notice this by the position of the lettering on the table felt relative to where the cards lay. See more »


Mike: How about if I wait six weeks to call. I could tell her I found her number while I was cleaning out my wallet, I can't remember where we met. I'll ask her what she looks like and then I'll ask her if we fucked. How about that? Would that be money?
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Crazy Credits

The rabbit in this production was trained with care and concern for its safety and wellbeing. See more »


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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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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