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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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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

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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

Jodie Foster and Mary Stuart Masterson were considered for the role of Linda Powell. See more »

Goofs

After Steve and Linda have water in the restaurant, he offers to giver her a ride back to work. As he is letting her in the passenger side, the boom mic is visible in the rear window of the car. 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

Steve (Campbell Scott) goes to a house looking for Linda (Kyra Sedgwick), but a woman at the house (Debbie Mazar) tells him that she's moved out to live with some guy. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Skeleton Show (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Breath
Written by Eddie Vedder and Stone Gossard
Produced by Rick Parashar and Pearl Jam
Mixed by Brian Malouf
Courtesy of Epic Records
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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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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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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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