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Slackers -- When the school geek discovers three fellow college students scamming the system, he blackmails them to win over the school's most popular girl.

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Writer (WGA):
David H. Steinberg (written by)
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Release Date:
1 February 2002 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Higher Education Just Hit A New Low See more »
Plot:
When geeky Ethan discovers three fellow students scamming the examination system, he blackmails them to win over the college's most popular girl. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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An under-rated subversive take on the normal teen fare See more (106 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Devon Sawa ... Dave Goodman

Jason Segel ... Sam Schechter

Michael C. Maronna ... Jeff Davis (as Michael Maronna)

Jason Schwartzman ... Ethan Dulles

Jaime King ... Angela Patton (as James King)

Laura Prepon ... Reanna

Travis Davis ... Airborne Express Driver

Jim Rash ... Head T.A. Philip

Nat Faxon ... Karl, the Grad Student
Don Michaelson ... Professor Markoe (as Don Michaelson M.D.)

Retta ... Bruna, the Office Manager
Marilyn Staley ... Singing Waitress
Jason Garner ... Singing Waiter

Gedde Watanabe ... Japanese Proctor

Heidi Kramer ... Hot Twin #1

Alissa Kramer ... Hot Twin #2

Michael McDonald ... Economics Professor

Charles Dougherty ... Astronomy Professor

Robert B. Martin Jr. ... The Gimp
Michael Swiney ... Long-Haired Hobo

Shelley Dowdy ... Shelley

Jon Kasdan ... Barry (as Jonathan Kasdan)
J.P. Coe ... Philip (as Japhet 'J.P.' Coe)
Howard Mungo ... Doctor

Joanna Sanchez ... Nurse

Sam Anderson ... Charles Patton

Leigh Taylor-Young ... Valerie Patton (as Leigh Taylor Young)
Melanie Paxson ... Pissed Off Co-Ed (as Melanie Deanne Moore)

Cameron Diaz ... Herself
Kim Stanwood ... Dave's Mom

Wesley Mann ... Male Executive

Joe Flaherty ... Mr. Leonard
Mary Faulkner ... Female Executive
Rick Dubov ... Security Guard

Margaret Easley ... Receptionist

Todd Giebenhain ... Stoned Test Taker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mara Clinch ... Dream Girl #1 (uncredited)

Gina Gershon ... Girl at Trendy Club (uncredited)
Jason Maddox ... Student (uncredited)
Martin Pierron ... Student (uncredited)

Laura Renault ... Office Executive (uncredited)

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Janitor (uncredited)

Daniel Spink ... Student (uncredited)
Sara Tanaka ... Student (uncredited)

Mamie Van Doren ... Mrs. Van Graaf (uncredited)
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Directed by
Dewey Nicks 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David H. Steinberg (written by)

Produced by
Carrie Cook .... associate producer
Dawn Ebert-Byrnes .... associate producer
Erik Feig .... producer
Louis G. Friedman .... co-producer
Bradley Jenkel .... executive producer
Mark Morgan .... executive producer
Neal H. Moritz .... producer
Shintaro Shimosawa .... associate producer
Patrice Theroux .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph L. Altruda  (as Joey Altruda)
Venus Brown 
Justin Stanley 
 
Cinematography by
James R. Bagdonas 
 
Film Editing by
Tara Timpone 
 
Casting by
John Papsidera 
 
Production Design by
William Arnold 
 
Set Decoration by
John Fraser Brown  (as John F. Brown)
Lisa K. Sessions 
 
Costume Design by
Jennifer Levy 
 
Makeup Department
Trish Almeida .... hair stylist
Lynn Barron .... key makeup artist
Rebecca DeHerrera .... makeup artist: Ms. Van Doren (as Rebecca L. Deherrera)
Denise Fischer .... key makeup artist
Lori Guidroz .... hair department head
Laurel Kelly .... hair stylist (as Laurel E. Kelly)
Emjay Olson .... hair stylist
Rita Troy .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Louis G. Friedman .... production manager
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Kostenko Jr. .... second second assistant director (as Frank C. Kostenko Jr.)
Allen Kupetsky .... second assistant director
Nilo Otero .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Frank Bertolino .... swing
Donna L. Bishop .... on-set dresser
James L. Bolle .... swing
Claudia Bonfe .... art department assistant
Sue Chan .... assistant art director
Dort Clark .... assistant property master
Chuck Courrieu .... swing (as Charles F. Courrieu)
Jill S. Coverdale .... buyer
Jill S. Coverdale .... swing
Jaime B. Culinda .... greensman
Chris Devicariis .... assistant property master
Elixandro Diaz Jr. .... plaster foreman
Scott Henry .... swing (as Scott A. Henry)
Rich Hobaica .... property master (as Richard Hobaica)
Ricky Johnson .... swing
Tom Jung .... storyboard artist
Michael Leonard .... lead man
Lawrence D. Lira .... draper
Martin Milligan .... on-set dresser
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator
Erik Norville .... swing
Stuart Rankine .... assistant property master
Andrew Reed .... set designer
Dzidic Rifet .... draper
Porfirio Silva .... greens foreman
Misael Leyra Sosa .... greensman
Dugald Stermer .... swing
 
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist (as Steve Bain)
Barbara Delpuech .... dialogue editor (as Barbara Way Delpuech)
Barbara Delpuech .... sound editor (as Barbara Way Delpuech)
Yann Delpuech .... sound re-recording mixer: temp mixes
Yann Delpuech .... supervising sound editor
Diana Flores .... adr mixer
George Flores .... utility sound (as George A. Flores)
Michael Garner .... boom operator (as Michael A. Garner)
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Cameron Hamza .... sound mixer
Darren King .... supervising sound editor
Chet Leonard .... utility sound
Ron Malligers .... foley mixer (as Ron Mellegers)
Randy McDonald .... utility sound (as Steward D. 'Randy' McDonald Jr.)
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Alison Sanford .... sound recordist
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Virostek .... sound effects recordist
Rebecca Wright .... foley assistant
 
Special Effects by
Chris Nelson .... special effects foreman
Brandon Trost .... special effects assistant
Ron Trost .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Pat Banta .... stunts (as Patrick Banta)
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
Alex Brown .... stunts (as Alex A. Brown)
Phil Chong .... stunts
Eddy Donno .... stunts
Danny Downey .... stunts
Kenny Endoso .... stunt coordinator
Michael Endoso .... stunts
Kane Hodder .... stunts
Maria R. Kelly .... stunts
Manny Perry .... stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (as Charles Picerni)
Shawn Robinson .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts
John Rottger .... stunts (as John C. Rottger)
Justin Sundquist .... stunts
Nancy Young .... stunt double: Jamie King
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Barcroft .... grip
Lloyd Barcroft .... key grip
Pat Blymyer .... chief lighting technician (as Pat Blymer)
Matthew Brewer .... camera loader
Eddie Cordero .... electrician
Edward J. Cox .... rigging electrician (as Edward Cox)
Robert C. Crockett .... grip
Steven Cueva .... camera loader
Chris Eliszandro .... electrician
J. Christopher Elizondo .... best boy electric
Thomas Enright .... best boy electric
Thomas Enright .... electrician (as Tom Enright)
Christoper George .... Steadicam operator
Michael Guthrie .... dolly grip
Anthony D. Guzman .... rigging electrician
Suzanne Hanover .... still photographer (as Suzanne Hanover-Fowler)
Desi R. Jojola Sr. .... rigging electrician
James Keys .... rigging best boy electric (as James J. Keys)
Scott C. Keys .... rigging electrician (as Scott Keys)
Harvey Letson .... grip
Ted Marshall .... rigging gaffer
Dominic Napolitano .... first assistant camera
Sean J. O'Shea .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Chad Persons .... camera operator
David Riggio .... grip
Robert Small .... grip
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Richard Stanford Jr. .... best boy electric (as Richard A. Stanford Jr.)
Donald T. Stanford .... electrician
Ralph Stiers .... electrician
John Stradling .... second assistant camera
Wally Sweeterman .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lance Jay Velazco .... video assist operator
Shawn Whelan .... best boy grip
Ignacio Woolfolk .... grip
 
Casting Department
Jenny Harrison .... casting assistant
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Wendy O'Brien .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Antonitta Barnes .... set costumer
Isabela Braga .... wardrobe supervisor
Lisa Buchignani .... set costumer
Azita Kamdar .... set costumer
Ric Spencer .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Richard Boehm .... assistant editor
Jonathan Chibnall .... second assistant editor
George Cunningham .... second assistant editor
Tom Demauri .... first assistant editor
Julie Dole .... second assistant editor
Rick Downey .... negative cutter
Michael Matsumoto .... post-production assistant
Michelle Mendenhall .... first assistant editor
Dana Ross .... color timer
Graham Stumpf .... executive in charge of post-production
Erik C. Andersen .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michaella C. Agnello .... choir
Matt W. Cody .... choir (as Matthew Cody)
Buck Damon .... co-music supervisor
Claire Seely Fedoruk .... choir
Christa Gates .... choir
Joseph Guarascio .... choir
Jonathan Karp .... music editor
Stephen Krause .... score mixer
Paul Lakin .... choir
Renee Miller .... choir
Amanda Scheer-Demme .... music supervisor
Christopher Smith .... choir
Matt Weitzman .... choir
Spencer Wright .... choir
Rani Sharone .... musician: bass (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
David Joseph .... driver: production van
 
Other crew
Tom Adler .... title designer
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
Nichole Benavente .... production intern
Edward M. Biasi .... office production assistant
Hajrudin Bilalovic .... assistant to cast
Kaelee Brown .... production assistant
Jay Burnley .... assistant: Brad Jenkel
Cesare Calabrese .... office production assistant
Dea Cantu .... script supervisor (as Dea Cantú)
Joni Cuquet .... field publicist
Marion DeMarcillac .... assistant: Patrice Theroux
Brett Dos Santos .... assistant production accountant
Blake Hamilton .... office production assistant
Alexis Hanawalt .... assistant: Mark Morgan
Patti Hawn .... publicist
Mark Horowitz .... international sales: Alliance Atlantis Pictures International
Matthew Hsu .... production intern
Stephen L. Hunt .... production assistant
Ava Jamshidi .... intern
Kathleen Keller .... production coordinator
Amanda Lewis .... assistant: Neal H. Moritz (as Amanda Cohen)
Jay May .... product placement
James Miklaszewski .... production assistant
Harry Monroe .... assistant: Devon Sawa
Kevin Moore .... assistant: Mark Morgan
Michael Musteric .... production assistant (as Michael J. Musteric)
Eric Myerson .... production assistant
Paula Nikolaidis .... assistant: Dewey Nicks
Donal O'Sullivan .... assistant: James King
Robert Paulsen .... assistant production coordinator
Ryan Shawn Pritchard .... production assistant
William Ramirez Jr. .... key craft service
Andy Shapiro .... office production assistant (as Andrew Shapiro)
Bob Shapiro .... controller
Geoffrey R. Smith .... location manager
Tessa Lyn Stephenson .... intern (as Tess Lynn Stephenson)
Dorion Thomas .... key office production assistant (as George Dorion Thomas)
Steve Trombatore .... payroll
Tim Turner .... production accountant
Andy Viner .... intern
Heather Wusterbarth .... production assistant (as Heather L. Wusterbarth)
Judy Sharinger .... completion and delivery supervisor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Erik C. Andersen .... thanks: end titles
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong language and sexual content, and for brief drug use
Runtime:
86 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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:
Crew or equipment visible: In the scene where Ethan is being forcibly escorted from the law firm lobby, when he turns his back, his shirt lifts up, exposing a wireless microphone transmitter clipped to the back of his pants.See more »
Quotes:
Dave:[talking to himself] A whore? How am I a whore?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ethan's SongSee more »

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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
An under-rated subversive take on the normal teen fare, 22 January 2003
Author: loserchic from London, England

I'm actually a huge fan of all teen films, but I think this one was vastly under-rated. Some comments give the impression that it is another gross-out teen romp with nothing new to offer. In actual fact although it may be ranked alongside films such as American Pie Road Trip etc, and though it shares common themes, it is actually a far superior film. As a result, people expect a film similar to the aforementioned, and are faced instead with one which has slightly more to offer. I found this very entertaining and surprising; quite subversive and original in actual fact, more likely to appeal to a greater intellect than that of a 13 year-old the jokes are more ironic and subtle in general, with a few obvious "gross-out" moments sprinkled in between. Though these as well are done with tongue firmly in cheek.

I would highly recommend this film, and prepare to be presently surprised by a film that most people fobbed off as another teen movie, but which is actually a lot more than that.

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