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Swooped: Based on a Real Life Occurrence (2011)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 2011 (USA)
Two friends chase after the girls of their dreams. Through a series of events, each guy gets with the other's girl.


Shaun Paul Costello (screenplay), Joe Gariffo (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Shaun Paul Costello ... Stan Gorriffa
Joe Gariffo Joe Gariffo ... Jack Castella
Greg Bell Greg Bell ... Don
Whitney Nielsen ... Julia Zawurski
Krista Boshinski Krista Boshinski ... Beth Krutton
Joe Raffa ... Vinny Bumbatz
Nicole Cinaglia ... Nicole 1
Nicole Eckenroad ... Nicole 2
Christina Rose Scott Christina Rose Scott ... Nicole 3
Don Manigly Don Manigly ... Sal the Bartender
Joey Vento Joey Vento ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Agrusa Peter Agrusa ... Joe the Cashier
James Baker James Baker ... Ginger Drunk Guy
Jared Berezin Jared Berezin ... Chess player
Liz Borges Liz Borges ... Bar patron 2


After a party one night, Stan sleeps with a girl named Julia not knowing his best friend Jack was into her. Feeling bad, Stan tries to get Jack and Julia together. After succeeding, Jack and Stan take a trip to Orlando Florida to see a girl Stan has been in love with for years. While there, Jack makes out with her. Stan feels that this is worse then sleeping with Julia and they begin to fight. When they get back to Philadelphia, Stan sleeps with Julia again. Written by Joe Gariffo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There's a million women out there.... They just want one.


Comedy | Romance



Did You Know?


The couple that walks by Stan and Jack while they're waiting for Don at the park are also the same couple making out in the background at the end of the film. See more »


Referenced in Amateur (2010) See more »


Here's To Us Fools
by Jesse Draham
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Great little Indie gem.
21 January 2012 | by moviewatcher53See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Houston comedy film festival, where it took home the award for best feature. This is definitely not a film that's going to change the world but it will make the world laugh for the whole showing. It's a really hilarious movie although it has a few flaws in the story. It had the audience rolling from beginning to end. I had seen the trailer and wasn't really impressed by it but I decided to catch the flick anyway. Boy, was I surprised at how entertaining this movie is. Yes, it has some sound issues but it has really good production quality overall much better then I anticipated and I was shocked at the micro budget this film was made on. All of the lead actors are really talented, a little raw but they all have a real shot of making a career out of it.

Swooped played back to back with another feature and the other film was so boring and no one in the audience laughed more then a few times. When Swooped started most of us were already pulling our hair out due to sheer boredom over the last film. Thank god it started when it did because swooped saved everyone's day with 90 minutes of good laughs.

I got to meet both Joe and ShaunPaul at the fest as well. They were really down to earth guys, very approachable. I look forward to seeing what they do next.

I'm not sure if you can buy the film anywhere yet but when you can I know I'm going to grab a copy. I suggest you do the same.

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Release Date:

2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Orlando, Florida, USA See more »


Box Office


$12,987 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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