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Swingers (1996)

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Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mike
... Trent
... Rob
... Sue
... Charles (as Alex Desert)
... Lorraine
Deena Martin ... Christy
... Lisa
... Nikki
... Girl with Cigar
Kevin James Kelly ... Vegas Dealer
... Vegas Waitress
... $100 Gambler
Joan Favreau ... $5 Winner
... Skully
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Storyline

This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the social scene and forget about his 6 year relationship. Written by Kevin Gillease <gillease@scf.usc.edu>

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Get a nightlife. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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11 April 1997 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Adiorthotoi gletzedes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$74,118, 20 October 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,505,922, 2 February 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: the retro swing band in the climactic club dance. See more »

Goofs

They say they are playing NHL 94 and that this is the one where you can make the opponent's head bleed, but this was in NHLPA 93 and not in the 94 version. See more »

Quotes

[on the way to Las Vegas]
Trent: They're gonna give daddy the Rainman suite, you dig that?
Mike: Do you think we'll get there by midnight?
Trent: Baby, we're going to be up five hundy by midnight!
Mike: Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh!
Trent: Vegas baby! Vegas!
Mike: Vegas!
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Crazy Credits

Instead of scrolling up, the credits at the end of the film flash on and off of the screen. See more »


Soundtracks

I'm Beginning to See the Light
Performed by Bobby Darin
Written by Johnny Hodges, Don George, Duke Ellington and Harry James
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Brilliant.
22 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a hilarious film about nobodies claiming to be bigger than they ever will be!

Doug Liman showed much promise and I'm more than sure that one day he will continue to make bigger budget films (Bourne Identity)

Careers should also be good for the great Jon Favreau who is just a fantastically witty writer, Vince Vaughn who should get a headlining film and Ron Livingston who is still performing good roles.

I love the script in this film, the language is unique and the scenarios are superb... the sad fact is that there are hundreds of guys like Trent, Mike, Rob & Sue (played by Patrick Van Horn)

I urge everybody to watch this even though it might not be there cup of tea!

9/10


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