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Slackers (2002)

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)  »

Also Known As:

Hooking Up Ethan  »

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Box Office

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Hey Now Girl" by Jason Schwartzman's band Phantom Planet appears in some versions of the trailer for the film. See more »

Goofs

When Ethan is video taping Angela and Dave next to the pool, he says his line next to the camera. When he is showing the video tape to Sam and Jeff, you can hear Angela's and Dave's voices clear from far away but you never hear Ethan's line. See more »

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Dave: I brought you coffee.
Ethan: I don't touch that stuff.
Dave: Can I come in?
Ethan: No. No one comes into Ethan's room. Ethan's rules.
Dave: What's that smell?
Ethan: Maybe it's the smell of your ass getting kicked out of school.
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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 Dark Angel (2000) See more »

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No Hay Problema
Written by Jacques Marray
Performed by Pink Martini
Courtesy of Heinz Records
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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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