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Slackers (2002)

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When geek Ethan discovers three fellow students scamming the exam system, he blackmails them to win over the college's most popular girl.

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Professor Markoe (as Don Michaelson M.D.)
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Storyline

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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fall | love | scam | nerd | blackmail | See more »

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Higher Education Just Hit A New Low See more »

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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

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£152,078 (UK) (10 May 2002)

Gross:

£294,776 (UK) (17 May 2002)
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Trivia

The original name for the movie was "The Undergrads", but, it was changed to avoid any confusion with there being a movie of the popular MTV animated series Undergrads (2001) See more »

Goofs

When Ethan is confronted by Angela with the hair doll that he made, she holds it up and says, "Is this a hair doll?" her lips are clearly not moving. See more »

Quotes

Sam: Professor Markoe! Thank God you're here! I was hit by a truck today.
Professor Markoe: Well, you alright?
Head T.A. PhilipBruna, the Office Manager: He was hit by a truck!
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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 »

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References Schoolhouse Rock! (1973) See more »

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Baba O'Riley
Written by Pete Townshend (as Peter Townshend)
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra (as The London Philharmonic Orchestra)
Conducted by Peter Scholes
Courtesy of the RCA Music Group, A Unit of BMG Entertainment
Under license from BMG Special Products
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Title is an apt name for the filmmakers...
2 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A standard premise: a geeky college student blackmails a few cheaters into ingratiating him upon the girl for whom he has the hots. What he doesn't figure is that the scheme will backfire.

Formulaic, sophomoric comedy with a few sporadic chuckles, takes an odd turn at the climax which leaves the viewer confused as to whom exactly the main character was in the story. I won't reveal more than that, for I'll leave that to the moviegoers.

*1/2 out of ****


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