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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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Jeff Davis (as Michael Maronna)
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Angela Patton (as James King)
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Karl, the Grad Student
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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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Higher Education Just Hit A New Low See more »

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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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1 February 2002 (USA)  »

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Hooking Up Ethan  »

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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

When Jack is copying files off Angela's computer, he inserts an Iomega Zip disk, but the screen says "Drive: A". Drives A and B, when present, are always floppy drives (either 3.5" or 5.25"), never Zip drives. See more »

Quotes

Long-Haired Hobo: I'm not gonna eat that shit, you fuckin' retard.
Ethan: No one calls me a retard, ya FREAKIN' HOBO!
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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

Referenced in 3 Idiots (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Holy Calamity
Written by John Davis, Dan Nakamura, Paul Huston
Performed by Handsome Boy Modeling School
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music
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another cheap story...
22 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Love, hate, fun, blackmail, cheating, slacking, faking, should be good huh ?! Well, once again, WRONG. It's another cheap story, with no action, low humor and some collage underlife. Waste your money on something else, this sucks. I'm sorry for the casting, maybe in some other screenplay they would be better...


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