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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  »

Filming Locations:


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 »


In the last shot of the film, as credits begin to roll and Ethan has finished singing his song, you can see several feet of the dolly track on the floor of the diner. One of the extras sitting in a booth even comes close to tripping over it. In the wide screen version of this film the dolly track is not visible. See more »


Dave: [talking to himself] A whore? How am I a whore?
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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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Written by John Davis, Dan Nakamura, Paul Huston
Performed by Handsome Boy Modeling School
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Not worth the theater ticket price...
28 January 2002 | by (Louisville, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Unless you have nothing better to do, then wait to see this movie when it comes out on video (or at least the dollar theater). Although there were several funny moments, they we spread out between long dull spots. Like cheap gravy, the plot never thickened and was easily predicted by even the slowest of undergrad at the free screening--which might I add had some walk-outs (of a free movie!!!!) I wouldn't take a date to this movie either. The nudity was all from women over the age of sixty, and the sex scene was unreal.

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