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Swingers (1996) Poster

(1996)

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Trent: You're so money and you don't even know it!

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Mike: Trent, the beautiful babies don't work the midnight to six shift on a Wednesday. This is like the skank shift.

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Trent: Baby, that was money! Tell me that wasn't money.

Mike: That was so demeaning.

Trent: She smiled, baby.

Mike: I can't believe what an asshole you are.

Trent: Did she, or did she not smile.

Mike: She was smiling at what an asshole you are.

Trent: She was smiling at how money I am, baby.

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[It's 2:32am, and Mike decides to call Nikki, a girl he met just a few hours ago]

[Nikki's machine picks up: Hi, this is Nikki. Leave a message]

Mike: Hi, uh, Nikki, this is Mike. I met you at the, um, at the Dresden tonight. I just called to say that I had a great time... and you should call me tomorrow, or in two days, whatever. Anyway, my number is 213-555-4679 -

[the machine beeps]

Mike: [Mike calls back, the machine picks up]

Mike: Hi, Nikki, this is Mike again. I just called cuz it sounded like your machine might've cut me off when I, before I finished leaving my number. Anyway, uh, and, y'know, and also, sorry to call so late, but you were still at the Dresden when I left so I knew I'd get your machine. Anyhow, uh, my number's 21 -

[the machine beeps]

Mike: [Mike calls back; the machine picks up again]

Mike: 213-555-4679. That's it. I just wanna leave my number. I didn't want you to think I was weird or desperate, or... we should just hang out and see where it goes cuz it's nice and, y'know, no expectations. Ok? Thanks a lot. Bye bye.

[hangs up]

Mike: [Mike walks away from the phone... then walks back and calls again; once again, the machine picks up]

Mike: I just got out of a 6-year relationship, Ok? That should help explain why I'm acting so weird. I just wanted you to know that. It's not you, it's me. I'm sorry... This is Mike.

[hangs up]

Mike: [Mike calls back, the machine picks up again]

Mike: Hi, Nikki, this is Mike. Could you just call me when you get in? I'm gonna be up for awhile and I'd just rather speak to you in person instead of trying to fit it all into -

[the machine beeps]

Mike: Fuck!

[Mike calls back, gets the machine again]

Mike: Uh, Nikki? Mike. It's uh, uh, it's just, uh, this just isn't working out. I think you're great, but maybe we should just take some time off from each other. It's not you, it's me. It's what I'm going through, alright? It's uh... it's only been 6 months ...

Nikki: [picks up] Mike?

Mike: [very cheerful] Nikki? Great! Did you just walk in or were you listening all along?

Nikki: Don't ever call me again.

[hangs up]

Mike: Wow. I guess you're home.

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Trent: You know what you are? You're like a big bear with claws and with fangs...

Sue: ...big fucking teeth, man.

Trent: Yeah... big fuckin' teeth on ya'. And she's just like this little bunny, who's just kinda cowering in the corner.

Sue: Shivering.

Trent: Yeah, man just kinda... you know, you got these claws and you're staring at these claws and your thinking to yourself, and with these claws you're thinking, "How am I supposed to kill this bunny, how am I supposed to kill this bunny?"

Sue: And you're poking at it, you're poking at it...

Trent: Yeah, you're not hurting it. You're just kinda gently batting the bunny around, you know what I mean? And the bunny's scared Mike, the bunny's scared of you, shivering.

Sue: And you got these fucking claws and these fangs...

Trent: And you got these fucking claws and these fangs, man! And you're looking at your claws and you're looking at your fangs. And you're thinking to yourself, you don't know what to do, man. "I don't know how to kill the bunny." With *this* you don't know how to kill the bunny, do you know what I mean?

Sue: You're like a big bear, man.

Mike: So you're not just like fucking with me?

Trent: No I'm not fucking with you.

Sue: Honestly, man.

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Mike: So how long do I wait to call?

Trent: A day.

Mike: Tomorrow.

Sue: Tomorrow, then a day.

Trent: Yeah.

Mike: So two days?

Trent: Yeah, I guess you could call it that, two days.

Sue: Definitely, two days is like industry standard.

Trent: You know I used to wait two days to call anybody, but now it's like everyone in town waits two days. So I think three days is kind of money. What do you think?

Sue: Yeah, but two's enough not to look anxious.

Trent: Yeah, two's enough not to look anxious. But I think three days is kind of money. You know because you...

Mike: Yeah, but you know what, mabey I'll wait 3 weeks. How's that? And tell her I was cleaning out my wallet and I just happened to run into her number.

Charles: Then ask her where you met her.

Mike: Yeah, I'll ask her where I met her. I don't remember. What does she look like? And then I'll asked if we fucked. Is that... would that be... T, would that be the money?

Trent: You know what. Ha ha ha Mike, laugh all you want but if you call too soon you might scare off a nice baby who's ready to party.

Mike: Well how long are you guys gonna wait to call your babies?

TrentSue: Six days.

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Trent: Um... a malt Glen Garry for me and my friend here. And if you tell that bartender to go extra easy on the water, this 50 cent piece has your name on it.

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Trent: Hey! What're you kicking me for? You want me to ask? All right, I'll ask! Ma'am, where do the high school girls hang out in this town?

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Mike: Okay, so what if I don't want to give up on her?

Rob: You don't call.

Mike: But you said I don't call if I wanted to give up on her.

Rob: Right.

Mike: So I don't call either way?

Rob: Right.

Mike: So what's the difference?

Rob: There is no difference right now. See, Mike, the only difference between giving up and not giving up is if you take her back when she wants to come back. But you can't do anything to make her want to come back. In fact, you can only do stuff to make her not want to come back.

Mike: So the only difference is if I forget about her or just pretend to forget about her?

Rob: Right.

Mike: Well that sucks.

Rob: Yeah, it sucks.

Mike: So it's just like a retroactive decision, then? I mean I could, like, forget about her and then when she comes back make like I just pretended to forget about her?

Rob: Right. Although probably more likely the opposite.

Mike: What do you mean?

Rob: I mean at first you're going to pretend to forget about her, you'll not call her, I don't know, whatever... but then eventually, you really will forget about her.

Mike: Well what if she comes back first?

Rob: Mmmm... see, that's the thing, is somehow they know not to come back until you really forget.

Mike: There's the rub.

Rob: There's the rub.

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Mike: How about if I wait six weeks to call. I could tell her I found her number while I was cleaning out my wallet, I can't remember where we met. I'll ask her what she looks like and then I'll ask her if we fucked. How about that? Would that be money?

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[playing a hockey video game]

Trent: I wish they still had fights in this game so I could bitch-slap Wayne.

Mike: What? They don't have fighting anymore?

Trent: Doesn't that suck?

Mike: Why'd they get rid of the fighting? It was the best part of the old version.

Sue: I think kids were hittin' each other or somethin', man.

Trent: Yeah but you know what, Mike? You can make their heads bleed in this one.

Mike: Make somebody's head bleed.

Sue: No man, we're in the playoffs.

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Mike: You shouldn't be sorry, you're a winner. I'm the fucking loser. I'm the one who should be sorry.

Trent: Baby don't talk that way.

Mike: Can we just go, please, can we go?

Trent: Baby look at me, look at me. You're money, and you know what else? You're a big winner tonight.

Mike: I want to leave.

Trent: You're a big winner. I'm gonna ask you a simple question and I want you to listen to me: who's the big winner here tonight at the casino? Huh? Mikey, that's who. Mikey's the big winner. Mikey wins.

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Mike: Look, we're gonna spend half the night driving around the Hills looking for this one party and you're going to say it sucks and we're all gonna leave and then we're gonna go look for this other party. But all the parties and all the bars, they all suck. I spend half the night talking to some girl who's looking around the room to see if there's somebody else who's more important she should be talking to. And it's like I'm supposed to be all happy 'cause she's wearing a backpack, you know? And half of them are just nasty skanks who wouldn't be nothing except they're surrounded by a bunch of drunken horny assholes. And I'm gonna tell you something T. Are you listening?

Trent: Yeah, I'm listening.

Mike: I'm not gonna be one of those assholes. Alright? It just makes me sick. It's like, some nasty skank who isn't half the woman my girlfriend is, is gonna front me? It makes me want to fuckin' puke!

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[on the way to Las Vegas]

Trent: They're gonna give daddy the Rainman suite, you dig that?

Mike: Do you think we'll get there by midnight?

Trent: Baby, we're going to be up five hundy by midnight!

Mike: Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh!

Trent: Vegas baby! Vegas!

Mike: Vegas!

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[why Sue carries a gun]

Sue: People get carjacked.

Trent: Who's gonna carjack your fuckin' K-Car? He's right Sue you don't need to carry a gat!

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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 window. It's sunny every day here. It's like manifest destiny. Don't tell me we didn't make it. We made it! We are here. And everything that is past is prologued to this. All of the shit that didn't kill us is only - you know, all that shit. You're gonna get over it.

Mike: How did you get over it? I mean, how long did it take?

Rob: Sometimes it still hurts. You know how it is, man. It's like, you wake up every day and it hurts a little bit less, and then you wake up one day and it doesn't hurt at all. And the funny thing is, is that, this is kinda wierd, but it's like, it's like you almost miss that pain.

Mike: You miss the pain?

Rob: Yeah, for the same reason that you missed her... because you lived with it for so long.

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Mike: What the fuck are you carrying a gun for? What, in case somebody steps to you, Snoop Dogg?

Sue: Hey man, you're not from here, alright. You don't know how it is. I grew up in L.A.

Trent: Anaheim.

Sue: Whatever, man. It's different out here. It's not like New York, Mikey.

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Trent: All I do is stare at their mouths and wrinkle my nose, and I turn out to be a sweetheart.

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[Why he was turned down for the part of Goofy]

Rob: They went with someone who had more theme-park experience.

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Mike: Hi, how are you ladies doing this evening?

Girl at the Party: What do you drive?

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Trent: I don't want you to be the guy in the PG-13 movie everyone's *really* hoping makes it happen. I want you to be like the guy in the rated R movie, you know, the guy you're not sure whether or not you like yet. You're not sure where he's coming from. Okay? You're a bad man. You're a bad man, Mikey. You're a bad man, bad man.

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Trent: I'm gonna find me two waitresses here and I'm gonna pull me a Fredo.

Mike: Yeah, well they're all skanks.

Trent: What are talking about? Look at all the beautiful babies here.

Mike: The beautiful babies don't work the midnights-to-six on a Wednesday. This is the skank shift.

Trent: Look at all the beautiful honeys here.

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Trent: You take yourself out of the game, you start talking about puppy dogs and ice cream and of course it's going to end up on the friendship tip.

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[repeated line]

Charles: This place is dead anyways.

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

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[bemoaning his audition for role of Goofy at Disney Land]

Rob: Why does it have to be Goofy? Why couldn't it be Mickey? Mickey's an icon.

Mike: What do want? You're tall.

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Trent: Oh Mikey you don't want all that "Pirates Of The Caribbean" horseshit, or the "Rock and Roll Grunge Tip". Guys like you and me gotta kick it here, old school.

Mike: Oh this is definitely 'old school'. This place is dead.

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Sue: Just because I had the balls to stand up to those guys...

Trent: Like fuckin' House of Pain was gonna do anything?

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Sue: What? Come guys I couldn't back down, that guy called me a bitch we kept our "rep" bro.

Charles: Man, fuck "rep" I got a call back tomorrow!

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[Mike, Trent, and Sue are hanging out and Trent and Sue are playing video hockey]

Sue: This is bullshit, such bullshit!

Mike: The Kings suck in this game you should play another team.

Sue: I took the Kings to the cup.

Trent: Yea, against the computer with the offsides off.

Sue: They are a finesse team.

Trent: LA is a fucking bitch team. OOOOHHHHHHH!

[Trent bodychecks one of sue's players]

Sue: BITCH!

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Trent: Vegas, baby. Vegas.

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Trent: To the ladies?

[raises glass]

Mike: To the ladies.

[clink glasses]

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Trent: Y'know, it's not so much me as Roenick; he's good.

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Trent: Everybody steals from everybody, that's Hollywood.

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Trent: [Getting ready to play video hockey] You ready hip hop? You ready New Kids on the Block?

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Rob: How many strokes?

Mike: I don't know. Eight or Nine.

Rob: I'll give you an eight.

Mike: What'd you get?

Rob: An eight.

Mike: Looks like we're in a dead heat after one hole. This is turning into quite a rivalry.

Rob: You better replace the pin, Chi-Chi. The natives look restless.

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Mike: Hi.

Lorraine: Hi.

Mike: I'm Mike.

Lorraine: Hi Mike, I'm Lorraine.

Mike: Like the quiche.

Lorraine: Like the quiche? That's a really original joke.

Mike: I like quiche.

Lorraine: I thought real men didn't like quich?

Mike: Well, it seems my reputation had preceded me here.

Lorraine: You not a real man?

Mike: Not lately.

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Trent: Score Chicago!

Sue: Fuck! Such fuckin' bullshit!

Trent: [Trent hits the instant replay] Now that was pretty Sue...

Sue: Man, don't do the instant replay thing...

Trent: No way, you said it was fuckin' bullshit.

Sue: Don't do the fucking...

Trent: Well that's why they put the instant replay in the fucking game! So you can see if it's bullshit!

Sue: You're unbelieveable.

Trent: Well you know something, I am unbelievable.

Sue: [Trent shoves Sue] Don't fucking touch me.

Trent: When I'm not here will you practice?

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Mike: I'll have a scotch on the rocks, please. Any scotch will do, as long as it's not a blend, of course. Single malt, Glen Livet, Glen Galley, perhaps, any Glen.

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Trent: Look at this, okay? I want you to remember this face, here. Okay? This is the guy behind the guy behind the guy.

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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.

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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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Sue: Pause the game.

Trent: Wait I'm gonna do my thing with the thing.

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Mike: Haven't you seen Boyz N The Hood? Now one of us is going to get shot.

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Trent: Excuse me darling. I'm sorry. Wow. I want you to remember this face here, OK, this is the guy behind the guy behind the guy.

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Trent: There's nothing wrong with letting the girls know that you're money and that you want to party.

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Trent: All right, all right I'll ask her. Miss, miss! Do you know where the high school girls hang out around here? What? What? That's right, I'm the asshole! I'm the asshole!

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Trent: Our baby's all grown up.

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Rob: So let me get this straight. The party started at eight. Why are we going to a bar at ten?

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Trent: I'm the asshole is this place, right? I'm the asshole? I'm outta here! I'm not eating here... I wouldn't eat here... I'd never eat here anyway!

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Mike: [Mike pays the delivery guy and then tosses the bags of food at Trent and Sue] Eat, eat, you fucking jackals!

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