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Swingers -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Jon Favreau (written by)
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Release Date:
11 April 1997 (Brazil) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
cocktails first. questions later. See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(479 articles)
User Reviews:
This movie is "money". See more (244 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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)
 
Thanks
Cynthia Shelton Droke .... thanks
Lesley Wolff .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated R for language throughout
Runtime:
96 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M (DVD rating) | Australia:MA (original rating) | Canada:14A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:U | Iceland:L | Spain:7 | Sweden:11 (video rating) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Trent, Mikey, Sue, Rob, and Charles represent the five members of the original Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, and Sammy Davis Jr..See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Mike buzzes Rob up to his apartment, he picks up the phone handset from the floor next to him. But only a minute earlier the handset was on the phone base unit on the desk, and there is nothing to show how the handset got from the desk to the floor.See more »
Quotes:
Trent:[Getting ready to play video hockey] You ready hip hop? You ready New Kids on the Block?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Brick HouseSee more »

FAQ

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20 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
This movie is "money"., 13 August 2003
Author: Chris Hon (athorty@prodigy.net) from Schaumburg, IL

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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