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Slackers (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  1 February 2002 (USA)
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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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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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nerd | love | fall | blackmail | scam | See All (82) »

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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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1 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hooking Up Ethan  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,785,283 (USA) (1 February 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 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 »

Quotes

Angela: You are a child and you are manipulative and even worse... you're 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 »

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Soundtracks

Three is a Magic Number
Written by Bob Dorough (as Robert Dorough)
Performed by Blind Melon
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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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