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Slackers (2002)

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When geeky Ethan discovers three fellow students scamming the examination system, he blackmails them to win over the college's most popular girl.

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Dewey Nicks

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Devon Sawa ... Dave Goodman
Jason Segel ... Sam Schechter
Michael C. Maronna ... Jeff Davis (as Michael Maronna)
Jason Schwartzman ... Ethan Dulles
Jaime King ... Angela Patton (as James King)
Laura Prepon ... Reanna
Travis Davis ... Airborne Express Driver
Jim Rash ... Head T.A. Philip
Nat Faxon ... Karl, the Grad Student
Don Michaelson Don Michaelson ... Professor Markoe (as Don Michaelson M.D.)
Retta ... Bruna, the Office Manager
Marilyn Staley Marilyn Staley ... Singing Waitress
Jason Garner Jason Garner ... Singing Waiter
Gedde Watanabe ... Japanese Proctor
Heidi Kramer ... Hot Twin #1
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Storyline

Dave, Sam and Jeff are about to graduate from Holden University with Honors in lying, cheating and scheming. The three roommates have proudly scammed their way through the last four years of college and now, during the final exams, these big-men-on-campus are about to be busted by the most unlikely dude in school. Written by Screen Gems

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nerd | blackmail | slacker | hot | sexy | See All (84) »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong language and sexual content, and for brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scam See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,785,283, 3 February 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,814,244, 10 February 2002
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Roger Ebert gave this film a rare zero stars rating and described it as a "Dirty movie. Not a sexy, erotic, steamy or even smutty movie, but a just plain dirty movie." See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Ethan is being forcibly escorted from the law firm lobby, when he turns his back, his shirt lifts up, exposing a wireless microphone transmitter clipped to the back of his pants. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: Yoo-hoo, it's Steve Pasternack, looking for Angela! Angela, please!
Reanna: Do I fucking know you?
Jeff: Uh, I lent Angela my notebook, because I take such world "famous" notes. So I was wondering if I could... are you busy with something?
Reanna: Yeah. I was masturbating.
Jeff: Heh. Hoo! Masturbating. In the dorms. Well, that's what you get when you go to art school.
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Crazy Credits

Outtake footage featuring Jason Schwartzman and Cameron Diaz is shown after the end credits. She looks at the camera and says, "I've never done a porno before". He responds, "Until now, bitch!". See more »

Connections

References Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sign
by Jonas Berggren
Performed by a college choir
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decent movie
3 May 2004 | by taylormarchSee all my reviews

As a sexy comedy,this movie works.The plot seems a bit too contrived,but the acting is good.Devon Sawa is a former child star and DiCaprio type of teen heartthrob who is doing well with adult roles. He was great in NOW AND THEN(1995) as the boyfriend and in IDLE HANDS(1999) as the pothead. SLACKERS is a good grown-up role for him, although he will ultimately need better scripts if he is to break out and become a major star.

Scwartzman is fantastic. He reprises his role from RUSHMORE,but he plays it in a more seedy, hateful, sociopathic way.And King, what can one says? She is terrific.

I was not looking at this flick with too critical of an eye. It is not Shakespeare. But if you don't mind some raunchy humor, realistic language,and brief nudity, this film works on its own level as a college comedy.


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