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Singles (1992)

A group of twenty-something friends most of whom live in the same apartment complex search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.

Director:

Cameron Crowe

Writer:

Cameron Crowe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bridget Fonda ... Janet Livermore
Campbell Scott ... Steve Dunne
Kyra Sedgwick ... Linda Powell
Sheila Kelley ... Debbie Hunt
Jim True-Frost ... David Bailey (as Jim True)
Matt Dillon ... Cliff Poncier
Bill Pullman ... Dr. Jeffrey Jamison
James Le Gros ... Andy (as James LeGros)
Devon Raymond Devon Raymond ... Ruth
Camilo Gallardo Camilo Gallardo ... Luiz
Ally Walker ... Pam
Eric Stoltz ... The Mime
Jeremy Piven ... Doug Hughley
Tom Skerritt ... Mayor Weber
Peter Horton ... Jamie
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Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The inter-related stories about each character's progress through the singles scene are intriguing and often very funny, and the soundtrack is a grunge fanatic's dream, with the likes of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Mudhoney. Written by dirk-79

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Love is a game. Easy to start. Hard to finish.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sex related dialogue and scenes of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Singles soundtrack was released three months before the film itself. Cameron Crowe told Rolling Stone in 2017 that that was the purpose. The purpose was to chum the waters for people to know that there was a movie. And the music was very timely, and Pearl Jam hadn't put out anything in awhile. Suddenly the child the studio didn't want had become the favorite child, and they put out the soundtrack early and it really helped. See more »

Goofs

Debbie doesn't tell the "Expect The Best" clerk her name before he calls her "Debbie". See more »

Quotes

Eddie: A compliment for us, is a compliment for you.
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Crazy Credits

David (Jim True) walks down a street. His voiceover says that Steve's search for the perfect girl is a trap, and that he lives his own life like a French movie where everyone is cool and no attachments are made. He enters a beatnik club where a woman (Lara Harris) recites a poem in French. She sits down with him for a brief conversation in French and they leave together. See more »

Connections

References Brazil (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart and Lungs
Written by Robert Roth, Mark Pickerel, Chris Quinn and 'Hiro Yamamoto'
Produced by Robert Roth and Truly
Performed by Truly
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Cute, funny and sincere...
14 November 2004 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

1st watched 11/14/2004 - 7 out of 10(Dir-Cameron Crowe): Cute, funny and sincere attempt to chronicle a singles life in the 90's in Seattle. What I liked about this movie is that all the single people know that they need "someone", which is the constant struggle that goes on in their lives, but finding that "someone" isn't as easy as we think it would be. This movie does a good job of showing this. It is well-written, funny, played out well by the stars and has a nice soundtrack to fill in the voids.

It's about "people" and it has a style like a chronicled life where the characters every once in a while talk to the camera as if their lives are being documented. Excellent effort by Crowe and his crew to bring this segment of society into view for all of us.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Singles See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,184,875, 20 September 1992

Gross USA:

$18,471,850

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,471,850
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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