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Loser (2000)

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A college student, branded a loser by his roommates and booted from the dorm, falls in love with a coed who has eyes for their condescending professor.

Director:

Amy Heckerling

Writer:

Amy Heckerling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Biggs ... Paul Tannek
Mena Suvari ... Dora Diamond
Zak Orth ... Adam
Thomas Sadoski ... Chris (as Tom Sadoski)
Jimmi Simpson ... Noah
Greg Kinnear ... Prof. Edward Alcott
Dan Aykroyd ... Dad
Twink Caplan ... Gena
Bobby Slayton ... Sal
Robert Miano ... Victor
Mollie Heckerling ... Annie (as Mollee Israel)
Colleen Camp ... Homeless Woman
Andy Dick ... Another City Worker
Steven Wright ... Panty Hose Customer
Brian Backer ... Doctor
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Storyline

Is there room in Manhattan for a decent kid? Can a young woman see past a cad to true love? Paul, from rural upstate, comes to New York City for college. To keep his scholarship, he must study hard and do well. That makes him a loser to his partying roommates who connive to kick him out of their suite. He's assigned a room in an animal hospital. In class he meets Dora, a pretty coed who needs a job to pay for school, and who's the very young lover of their sarcastic and selfish lit professor. When Dora is slipped some drugs at a party, Paul nurses her back to health, and a friendship follows. For Paul, though, it's more than friendly feelings. Can they work things out for them to become a truly lucky couple? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Dare to be different

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, crude sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Sony

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Loser See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,008,611, 23 July 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,618,626

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,404,706
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The doctor is played by Brian Backer, who played Mark 'Rat' Ratner, who was also shy, in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. See more »

Goofs

After seeing the musical "Cabaret", Dora sings "The Best Things in Life are Free". The song is clearly meant to be her rendition of a song from the musical, but this song has never been featured in "Cabaret". The song from the musical is actually "Tomorrow Belongs to Me". See more »

Quotes

Professor Edward Alcott: You know, I have this kind of crazy philosophy that your grades should represent your grasp of the material and not your negotiating skills - which are amazing, by the way.
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Connections

References Metropolis (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance To The Underground
Written by Anthony Roman, Tommy Williams and Greg Collins
Performed by Radio 4 (as Radio4)
Courtesy of Radio4
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Entertaining teenage romantic comedy
1 February 2009 | by mario_cSee all my reviews

It's a teenage romantic comedy about a guy that goes to New York to go to college. He's from the countryside and he feels a bit out of context there, because people reject him for his simplicity. It's a simple story, quite realistic, and it's done in a funny and entertaining way (I especially enjoyed the scene when they do a teenage party inside the vet shop, with all the dogs and cats! It was funny!:). There're nice performances from Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari who do the main characters. The soundtrack is appropriated to a teen movie. It's nothing outstanding but it's a nice and entertaining film. I score it 6/10.


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