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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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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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Jason Segel and Cameron Diez later stared together, along with Nat Faxon in Sex Tape 2014 and Bad Teacher 2011. Jaime King and Laura Prepon were in Love Bites 2011 as well. Jason Segel was in Freaks and Geeks 1999 and The Undergrads 1999 with Jason Schwartzman. Devon Sawa and Jason Segel were in SLC Punk 1998. Walk Hard - The Dewy Cox Story 2007 had Jason Schwartzman and Nat Faxon. Jason Segel and Laura Prepon were also in How I Met Your Mother 2005. Jim Rash and Nat Faxon acted in Reno 911! 2003. That 70's Show 1998 stared Laura Prepon with Jim Rash. See more »

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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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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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