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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
Kevin James Kelly ...
Vegas Dealer
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Vegas Waitress
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$100 Gambler
Joan Favreau ...
$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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Get a nightlife. 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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The scene with Mike and Trent talking in the car on the side of the road was also filmed without a permit (not only could the production not afford one, it is actually impossible for any film production to acquire one to film on that particular highway). Originally they had planned to film just an establishing shot of the two of them in the car, and a shot of them driving away, and then film the dialog shots later. But director Doug Liman decided instead to film the entire scene on the actual side of the road. During filming, several police showed up, and demanded to see a permit. The assistant director held up the police by telling them that they had a permit, but it was in the office across town, several miles away. To get away with the rest of the scene being filmed, Liman had to pretend he was not filming, and didn't look in the viewfinder, and used a microphone inside of the car instead of a boom. Most of the scene was filmed like this, with the police waiting just out of shot, and the two actors and the director pretending they were in fact not shooting. See more »

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Mike's arm as he is givin the "Manifest Destiny" speech. See more »

Quotes

Rob: You don't look at the things that you have, you only look at the stuff that you don't have. Those guys are right about you - you're money.
Mike: Then why won't she call?
Rob: She won't call because you left. she's got her own life to deal with, man, and that's in New York... alright? And she's a sweet girl, and I love her to pieces, but fuck her, man. You gotta get on with your life. You gotta let go of the past. And Mikey, when you do, I'm telling you: the future is beautiful, alright? Look out the ...
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie when the cast is shown (3 pic) the names of the starring actors' parents appear again: $100 Gambler: Vernon Vaughn and $5 Winner: Joan Favreau See more »


Soundtracks

Pick Up the Pieces
Performed by Average White Band
Written by Roger Ball, Malcolm Duncan, Onnie McIntyre (as Owen McIntyre),
Alan Gorrie, Hamish Stuart, Robbie McIntosh
Courtesy of Bug Music, Inc. and Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Best movie ever
25 February 2004 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

I saw that someone commented this is the perfect guy movie. I'd like to add that it's not just for guys. The characters in it are just as easy to relate to for girls. If you think girls don't pathetically chase after guys the same way the men of Swingers were going after girls, you need to get out more.(Not meant to be an insult.) My favorite character in it (though I love them all) is Rob. His insecurity is cute, but of course he's also a loyal friend. You can't beat that. And I love the goofy quote. "Hi, Mom. I'm goofy. Send more money." That's great! This is one of those movies that I love to watch over and over again. I will never get sick of it. Plus my husband (then boyfriend) introduced me to it so of course I love it. He even picked me up from my classes once by yelling, "Hey, do you know where all the high school girls hang out??" from across the street. This movie was incredibly funny and deserves a lot more praise than it gets.


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