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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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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)


$4,814,244 (USA) (8 February 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally in the singing penis scene, Michael C. Maronna's own naked penis was used with a CGI mouth added in. After being screened for the MPAA, however, the filmmakers were told to put a sock on it (literally). 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: You are so awesome, your room is so awesome, your phone is kick-ass, and you know what? I love you.
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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 Dark Angel (2000) See more »


Holy Calamity
Written by John Davis, Dan Nakamura, Paul Huston
Performed by Handsome Boy Modeling School
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music
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Very Entertaining "Rent this Movie"
28 January 2004 | by (Sydney Nova Scotia) – See all my reviews

I don't know why so many people disliked I found it really entertaining even though it's not the funnest movie in the world it still has a really great story and the acting by both James King and Devon Sawa is great please go out and rent this movie again you will end up liking this movie you will end up liking it.

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