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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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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vida de Solteiro See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$18,472,850
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In an early scene at the coffee shop, Janet Livermore looks over a somewhat bizarre-looking customer's shoulder at a book that she is reading. Although the title is obscured, the book is "Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung," a collection of pieces by the rock journalist Lester Bangs. Bangs was an inspiration and mentor for Cameron Crowe, as depicted in Almost Famous (2000), in which Bangs is played by Philip Seymour Hoffman and advises the fictionalized version of the young Crowe. See more »

Goofs

Debbie's frantic bike ride on her video date has her darting all over the city. She starts at the first restaurant at the end of lake union. To get to the second restaurant on first avenue downtown, she circles all the way around to Waterfront park on the Sound. After leaving the second restaurant, she crosses a draw bridge over the ship canal, only to suddenly end up back downtown near post alley and first avenue (where she just left the second restaurant). After getting a flat tire, she finally walks all the way home to the apartment on Capitol Hill (nearly 2 miles away). See more »

Quotes

Janet Livermore: So I'm not an Amazon woman?
Steve Dunne: You're from the high plains Janet.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes after credits on video version See more »

Connections

References Brazil (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Battle of Evermore
Written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
Produced by Brett Eliason and Stephen E. Smith (as Steve Smith)
Performed by The Lovemongers
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

Not to be confused with other 'gen-x' films
21 July 2003 | by jcasetnlSee all my reviews

SINGLES is a charming, romantic movie and one of Cameron Crowe's best.

An oft-heard criticism of this film is that it's not an authentic portrayal of the Gen-X culture of the early 90's, but I've yet to see that done well in any film.

More importantly, the film never claims to be a Gen-X film. It's set in Seattle during the height of Seattle Sound but the cast is made up of driven professionals and slackers alike. It's more of a cross-section of 20-somethings, not a focus on Gen-X or Grunge. The characters, settings and themes are all to a certain degree idealized, which is a staple of Crowe's style.

Where this film's charm really lies is in capturing the spirit of the early-90's and the anti-classist sentiment embraced by teens and young professionals in opposition to the "status is everything" 1980s. It's nice to remember a time when being socially and environmentally conscious was actually fashionable for a time.

Sadly we all got sucked into the dot-com thing and realized we can be just as bad as our parents.


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