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Slackers (2002)

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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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Jeff Davis (as Michael Maronna)
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Angela Patton (as James King)
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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

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

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1 February 2002 (USA)  »

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Hooking Up Ethan  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,785,283, 3 February 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,814,244, 10 February 2002
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Roger Ebert gave this film a rare zero stars rating and described it as a "Dirty movie. Not a sexy, erotic, steamy or even smutty movie, but a just plain dirty movie." See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Ethan is being forcibly escorted from the law firm lobby, when he turns his back, his shirt lifts up, exposing a wireless microphone transmitter clipped to the back of his pants. See more »

Quotes

Ethan: I want to make sure that you and I are best friends - "gnome" matter what.
Angela: Ethan, that's a troll.
Ethan: "Gnome", it's not.
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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 »

Connections

References Schoolhouse Rock! (1973) See more »

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Rock N' Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This)
Written by Dan Nakamura, Paul Huston, Glenn Bolton, Arnold Hamilton, Martin Nemley,
Leona Roman, Shahid Wright
Performed by Handsome Boy Modeling School
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music
Contains a sample of "On Fire"
Courtesy of T-Girl Music L.L.C.
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One of the funnier teen movies
28 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Slackers is a very funny and enjoyable teen movie. Of course it's dumb, but who cares, you'll get a few laughs and feel like you did something worthwhile for two hours. Anyways, Slackers is about three friends that always cheat their way through tests and always get away with it until the psychopathic school geek ethan(Jason Schwartzman) finds out and starts blackmailing them. Unless one of the cheaters named Dave(Devon Sawa) can get the beautiful Angela(James King) to go out with Ethan, he will kick Dave and both of his friends out of the school. Jason Schwartzman was very funny and also Laura Prepon did a very funny performance. She played Angela's sex crazed roomate Reanna. Devon Sawa did also a pretty good job. If you want to see a movie that will make you laugh and just plain relax for two hours, watch slackers. I would give Slackers 6/10


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