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Swooped: Based on a Real Life Occurrence (2011)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  2011 (USA)
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Two friends chase after the girls of their dreams. Through a series of events, each guy gets with the other's girl.


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Credited cast:
Stan Gorriffa
Joe Gariffo ...
Jack Castella
Greg Bell ...
Julia Zawurski
Krista Boshinski ...
Beth Krutton
Vinny Bumbatz
Nicole 1
Nicole Eckenroad ...
Nicole 2
Christina Rose Scott ...
Nicole 3
Don Manigly ...
Sal the Bartender
Joey Vento ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Agrusa ...
Joe the Cashier
James Baker ...
Ginger Drunk Guy
Jared Berezin ...
Chess player
Liz Borges ...
Bar patron 2


After a party one night, Stan sleeps with a girl named Julia not knowing his best friend Jack was into her. Feeling bad, Stan tries to get Jack and Julia together. After succeeding, Jack and Stan take a trip to Orlando Florida to see a girl Stan has been in love with for years. While there, Jack makes out with her. Stan feels that this is worse then sleeping with Julia and they begin to fight. When they get back to Philadelphia, Stan sleeps with Julia again. Written by Joe Gariffo

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There's a million women out there.... They just want one.


Comedy | Romance




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Sal the Bartender, played by Don Manigly, is based on an actual bartender from Cookies Tavern. In the film, the real Sal can be seen standing next to Vinny Bumbatz, played by Joe Raffa. Sal is the real life cousin of Joe Gariffo, and the character Sal is Jack's cousin in the film. See more »


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Mildly Enjoyable
24 April 2012 | by (Cherry Hill, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

As a movie buff, I often stray away from the Hollywood, big picture in search for diamonds in the rough. The independent film market often offers a plethora of genres, styles, and unique stories that can tickle anyone's fancy. "Swooped Based on a Real Life Occurrence," or "Swooped," for short, is definitely not that diamond I often look for.

Giving credits to the filmmaker, who from the looks of the production, didn't seem to have much of a budget, the final product is definitely respectable. Give or take a few sound glitches, uninspired sets, and all but creative camera work, the film looks fairly decent.

The story itself leaves room for questions. Perhaps it would have done better as a short, as the film itself could stand to lose a few pounds of un-contributing fat. There are isolated moments that are very entertaining, but the over all story seems to be lacking a purpose. There is no message to the film (not that every film should have one, but even "American Pie" has a hint of a message ), and the jokes seem a bit forced and repetitive. The cast was adequate to portray the very simple and somewhat hollow characters. There is nothing truly captivating about the main characters in the film, which once again brings the question of whether it would serve best as a short.

Overall its a movie that would be best enjoyed after a few drinks among friends. Not a movie that lends itself to be remembered, but better than many I've seen.

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