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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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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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cocktails first. questions later. 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)  »

Also Known As:

Adiorthotoi gletzedes  »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$74,118 (USA) (18 October 1996)

Gross:

$4,505,922 (USA) (31 January 1997)
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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: the retro swing band in the climactic club dance. See more »

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At the $100 minimum bet table in the casino, the cards disappear from the dealer's hands when he counts Mike's money. See more »

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[Trent talks a girl into meeting them later and bringing a friend]
Mike: That was so fucking money. That was like the Jedi mind-shit.
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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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Brick House
Performed by The Commodores
Written by Lionel Richie (as L. Richie), Ronald La Pread (as R. La Pread),
Walter Orange (as W. Orange), Milan Williams (as M. Williams), Thomas McClary (as T. McClary),
, William King (as W. King)
Courtesy of Motown Record Co.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Licensing
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This movie is so money!
9 August 2002 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

Before watching "Swingers," I saw Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn paired off in "Made." Now, I didn't like "Made" all that much, but that didn't lower my expectations when watching "Swingers." I already knew the two actors had a great chemistry and as long as the script is well-written, they can really go places. "Swingers" is a thoroughly original, wonderfully written comedy that's filled with big laughs.

Favreau and Vaughn's characters are like polar opposites, and it's hilarious to watch them argue. The rest of the actors are also good (I think the black guy is the blind character from "Becker"--I could be wrong), but Vince Vaughn steals the show as the smooth-talking Trent. We all have friends like Trent. Some of us aspire to be like Trent. Some of us are Trent. I admit, I would compare myself more to Favreau's character--the more reserved, sensitive type. But the great thing about a film like this is it's down to earth. It's about everyday people in everyday situations, and I guarantee many of us can relate to the characters in "Swingers" in one way or another, just like how many of us relate to the characters on "Seinfeld." This isn't a plot-driven film, so you can call this a movie about nothing. It's simply about a group of studs on the prowl, hitting the clubs and casinos, and sharing their philosophies on sex and dating. There are several films that tried to replicate this format and failed ("Whipped" comes to mind).

If you're in the mood to laugh hysterically and be wildly entertained, "Swingers" is the movie for you. About my only criticisms would be a few lame attempts to be stylish. Come on, would 5 guys really drive in their own cars and follow each other all the way without anyone cutting them off?

My score: 8 (out of 10)


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