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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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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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When all else fails... cheat. 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 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 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

Ethan: The dirty old whore told me to do it!
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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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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Lohengrin
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Terrible
15 June 2002 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

Although I had some hopes for this film, particularly since I enjoy the acting of Jason Segel (Freaks & Geeks, Undeclared) so much, I must say it was one of the worst films I've seen in recent memory (Loser and Dr T and the Women are also on that list).

Yes, there were a couple of laugh out loud moments, although the movie could have been so much better. The premise was not bad- scam artists cheating their way through college meet their match when they're discovered by someone with a proposition for them. The problem is that the characters were all so unlikable, that I didn't care about any of them. The blackmailer (played by talented Jason Schwartzman) was such a psychopath that it wasn't that funny to watch him- he wasn't deranged in a particularly funny or charming way, he was just a crazy loser, who was actually rather dangerous and not fun to watch. The editing of the movie was hard to follow-- it kept cutting between fantasy and reality and it was often unclear which was which. Only two or three of the gang's scams were really shown, you just had to take it on faith that they were indeed scam artists-- showing their schemes would have made for a better movie. The so-called love story was absurd and unbelievable, in fact it was silly and poorly written and directed throughout. I could go on about the movie's shortcomings, but you get the idea. Not worth the $4 rental or the gas it takes to drive to and from the movie store to rent!


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