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Release Date:
11 April 1997 (Brazil) See more »
cocktails first. questions later. See more »
Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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A Must-See for All 20-Something Males See more (247 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jon Favreau ... Mike

Vince Vaughn ... Trent

Ron Livingston ... Rob

Patrick Van Horn ... Sue

Alex Désert ... Charles (as Alex Desert)

Heather Graham ... Lorraine
Deena Martin ... Christy

Katherine Kendall ... Lisa

Brooke Langton ... Nikki

Blake Lindsley ... Girl with Cigar
Kevin James Kelly ... Vegas Dealer

Stephanie Ittleson ... Vegas Waitress

Vernon Vaughn ... $100 Gambler
Joan Favreau ... $5 Winner

Rio Hackford ... Skully

Caitlyn Tyler Cole ... Girl at Party (as Jan Dykstra)

Maddie Corman ... Peek-a-Boo Girl
Marty & Elayne ... Dresden Lounge Act
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy ... Derby Band
Sheri Rosenblum ... $100 Gambler
Stasea Rosenblum ... $100 Gambler

Pamela Shaw ... $5 Gambler
Tom Alley ... Pit Boss
Reverend Phil Dixon ... Lounge Lizard
Ashley M. Rogers ... Bartender
Jay Diola ... Skully's Crew / Derby Dancer
Nicholas Gagliarducci ... Skully's Crew
David Gould ... Skully's Crew
Bill Phillips ... Skully's Crew
Mensur Hamud ... Pink Dot Guy

Ahmed Ahmed ... Party Mystery Guy
Eufemia Plimpton ... Derby Lady
Melinda Starr ... Derby Lady

Samantha Lemole ... Dresden Lady
Jessica Buchman ... Dresden Lady
Caroline O'Meara ... Diner Waitress
Gary Aurbach ... Derby Doorman
Brad Halvorson ... Derby Doorman
Christopher R. Joyce ... Diner Patron
Edward Rissien ... Diner Patron
Jenna Rissien ... Diner Patron
Mark Smith ... Diner Patron
John Abraham ... Derby Dancer (as John Abrham)
Rachael Lin Gallaghan ... Derby Dancer (as Rachel Gallaghan)
Lisa Guerriero ... Derby Dancer
Thomas Hall ... Derby Dancer
Damiana Kamishin ... Derby Dancer
Curtis Lindersmith ... Derby Dancer
Jennifer Lucero ... Derby Dancer
Pinki Marsolek ... Derby Dancer
Rhonda Martin ... Derby Dancer
Martina Migenes ... Derby Dancer
Paul Mojica ... Derby Dancer
Sam Mollo ... Derby Dancer
Jacob Morris ... Derby Dancer
Michael Scott ... Derby Dancer
Bernard Serrano ... Derby Dancer
Rosalind Smith ... Derby Dancer
Molly Stern ... Derby Dancer
Johnny Walker ... Derby Dancer
Lisa Wolstein ... Derby Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Kapelovitz ... Partygoer (uncredited)
Tiffany Kuzon ... Michelle in Pictures (uncredited)
Nicole LaLoggia ... Michelle on Phone (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Doug Liman 
Writing credits
Jon Favreau (written by)

Produced by
Jon Favreau .... co-producer
Nicole LaLoggia .... line producer (as Nicole Shay LaLoggia)
Avram Ludwig .... associate producer
Vesco Razpopov .... associate producer (as Avant-Garde Studios)
Bradford L. Schlei .... associate producer
Victor Simpkins .... producer
Cary Woods .... executive producer
Original Music by
Justin Reinhardt 
Cinematography by
Doug Liman (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Stephen Mirrione 
Casting by
Linda Francis 
Production Design by
Brad Halvorson 
Costume Design by
Genevieve Tyrrell 
Makeup Department
Eric Polito .... hair stylist (as Eric A. Polito)
Eric Polito .... makeup artist (as Eric A. Polito)
Molly Stern .... hair stylist (as Molly B. Stern)
Molly Stern .... makeup artist (as Molly B. Stern)
Production Management
Alan Noel Vega .... general production manager
Eden Wurmfeld .... production manager (as Eden H. Wurmfeld)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Avram Ludwig .... first assistant director
Brad Minnich .... second assistant director
Art Department
David Gould .... art department work
Diana Pederson .... property master
Stephen Scarlata .... swing
Sound Department
Larry Benjamin .... sound re-recording mixer
David Cook .... boom operator (as David A. Cook)
Michael P. Cook .... dialogue editor
Ross Davis .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Dugre .... sound recording engineer
Inga Larsen .... dialogue editor
Renee Sabath .... sound editor
Alan B. Samuels .... production sound
Alan B. Samuels .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Dan Winthrop .... opticals
Camera and Electrical Department
Lorna Leslie .... first assistant camera
Vladimir Melnik .... key grip
Sabrina Merics .... second assistant camera
Arlene Pachasa .... still photographer
Michael Pescasio .... grip
Roderick Spencer .... gaffer
Jim Towne .... still photographer
Ken Rudolph .... title photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Andrea Curtis .... casting
Kathryn Marsh .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Beaton .... wardrobe assistant
Tish Beckman .... wardrobe assistant
Melinda Starr .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Xochilt Baez .... apprentice editor
David Hamme .... assistant colorist
Bob La Rossa .... color timer
Amber Pfeiffer .... assistant editor
Music Department
Julianne Jordan .... music supervisor (as Julianne Kelley)
Jonathan Palmer .... writer: Paid for Loving
Justin Reinhardt .... musician: piano
Bart Samolis .... musician
Barry G. Thomas .... music consultant (as Barry Thomas)
Other crew
Paul S. Alcus .... script supervisor
Anthony Barrios .... production assistant
Jay Diola .... production assistant
Denee Edwards .... production assistant
Christophe Farber .... production assistant
Nicholas Gagliarducci .... production assistant
Christopher Gambale .... assistant to Harvey Weinstein
Damiana Kamishin .... dance coordinator
Bradford L. Schlei .... production coordinator
Lizzie Schwartz .... assistant: Mr. Woods
Scott Wells .... script supervisor (as Tyrone Scott Alexander Wells)
Dan Winthrop .... titles: designer/director (uncredited)
Cynthia Shelton Droke .... thanks
Lesley Wolff .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language throughout
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M (DVD rating) | Australia:MA (original rating) | Canada:14A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:U | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Spain:7 | Sweden:11 (video rating) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Cameo: [Joan Favreau]Jon Favreau's grandmother is the lucky gambler at the $5 minimum blackjack table.See more »
Continuity: 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:So, what'd you think of that Dorothy girl?
Mike:The whole Judy Garland thing kinda turned me on. Does that make me some kind of fag?
Trent:No, baby, you're money.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Stayin' AliveSee more »


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77 out of 93 people found the following review useful.
A Must-See for All 20-Something Males, 5 January 2004
Author: Zuhalter from USA

Let me preface this review by saying that this is my favorite film of all time. I'm not saying it was the best, most artistic, original, or most innovative...but it is my favorite. It's a movie about a 20-something man getting over a nasty break-up, living in Los Angeles. Pretty simple stuff, but the honesty in the film is amazing. This film boasts the most realistic, and interesting depictions of male friendship I've ever seen. Some might simply pawn this movie off as a buddy flick, but it goes so much deeper than that. Mikey (Favreau) deals with insecurity, rejection, depression, an overwhelming feeling of inadequacy. Something almost everyone can relate to. And, as an audience member, you live and die with the poor guy. The supporting cast is very strong, popping in and out as the assortment of friends populating Mikey's social life. Each is trying, in his own way, to get their buddy out of his post-break up funk, which meet with varying degrees of success. Swingers is chock full of laugh-out-loud moments, and oft-quoted lines ("Our baby's all grows up!") that could very easily lead to repeated viewings of this masterpiece.

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