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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?


Doug Liman felt that the answering machine scene contained too many messages. Jon Favreau was confident that it was the right number of messages-though he admitted, "The crew was not very entertained by it." See more »


When Trent looks at the "lower stakes tables" his head is already looking in the other tables direction and then he's seen turning his head again. Throughout the seen there are other more subtle head position flaws. See more »


Trent: I'm gonna make Gretzky's head bleed for super fan 99 over here.
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Ocean's Eleven (2001) See more »


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Walter Orange (as W. Orange), Milan Williams (as M. Williams), Thomas McClary (as T. McClary),
, William King (as W. King)
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By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Licensing
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"Vegas Baby, Vegas!"
17 August 1999 | by (chandler, az) – See all my reviews

Upon hearing about this movie from friends, I was told that it was "money". They were right. This is "so money and they don't even know it." Entertaining comedy about letting go, and finding new romance and who your real friends are. Enough one-liners to quote for years, friends still quote it today! Nothing but beautiful babies, and a great upbeat soundtrack to get you dancing!

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