Slackers (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  1 February 2002 (USA)
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When geeky Ethan discovers three fellow students scamming the examination system, he blackmails them to win over the college's most popular girl.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Davis (as Michael Maronna)
Angela Patton (as James King)
Airborne Express Driver
Head T.A. Philip
Karl, the Grad Student
Don Michaelson ...
Professor Markoe (as Don Michaelson M.D.)
Bruna, the Office Manager
Marilyn Staley ...
Singing Waitress
Jason Garner ...
Singing Waiter
Japanese Proctor
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Dave, Sam and Jeff are about to graduate from Holden University with Honors in lying, cheating and scheming. The three roommates have proudly scammed their way through the last four years of college and now, during the final exams, these big-men-on-campus are about to be busted by the most unlikely dude in school. Written by Screen Gems

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and sexual content, and for brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hooking Up Ethan  »

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Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,785,283 (USA) (1 February 2002)


£294,776 (UK) (17 May 2002)

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During the "Three is the Magic Number" sequence, there is a shot of the boys performing on stage in tuxedos. Jason Schwartzman can be seen on the drums behind them. This scene was not actually shot for the movie, but rather, footage from a photo shoot. See more »


When Jack is copying files off Angela's computer, he inserts an Iomega Zip disk, but the screen says "Drive: A". Drives A and B, when present, are always floppy drives (either 3.5" or 5.25"), never Zip drives. See more »


Ethan: I just need a woman's POV on the whole "sitch"
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Crazy Credits

Outtake footage featuring Jason Schwartzman and Cameron Diaz is shown after the end credits. She looks at the camera and says, "I've never done a porno before". He responds, "Until now, bitch!". See more »


References Schoolhouse Rock! (1973) See more »


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Funny College Movie
22 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like teenage/college humor and dirty jokes, this is your movie. The whole movie is basically goofy college humor and most movies like that don't really have a well thought out movie. With this they had all of that without forgetting about what the movie was about or ruining the story at the end. I felt very sorry for Dave when Ethan lied to Angela about him. Luckily they got everything settled out. I liked some of the actors and actresses who played minor characters in the movie too like Michael McDonald, Retta and Jim Rash. I'm surprised actor Michael C. Maronna isn't as big as he is because he was funny in this movie. He should get himself into more movies like this. See this movie if you haven't seen it. If you have, see it again.

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