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Swindle (2013)

When a boy named Ben finds an old baseball card in his house his friend Griffin tells him to sell it. However when he does he is swindled out of 1.2 million dollars. Griffin then decides to assemble a team in order to get the card back.


Jonathan Judge


Eric Freiser (teleplay by), Bill Motz (teleplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennette McCurdy ... Savannah Westcott
Noah Crawford ... Griffin Bing
Chris O'Neal ... Ben Dupree
Ciara Bravo ... Melissa Bing
Fred Ewanuick ... Paul Swindell
Sandy Robson ... Anton Leferve
Ariana Grande ... Amanda Benson
Claudio Encarnacion Montero Claudio Encarnacion Montero ... PJ
Noah Munck ... Darren Vader
Gardiner Millar ... Ivan Volkov
Mitch Duffield Mitch Duffield ... Eddie Goldmeyer (as Mitchell Duffield)
Chris Shields ... Ben's Dad
Lucia Walters ... Ben's Mom
Farrah Aviva ... Bride
Aurelio DiNunzio Aurelio DiNunzio ... Bride's Father


Based on Gordon Korman's book 'Swindle,' this movie is about a boy named Griffin who finds a valuable multi-million dollar baseball card. After accidentally selling the card for a million dollar loss, he enlists the help of his best friend Ben and his colleagues to regain the baseball card. Written by Noel S.

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Did You Know?


The Honus Wagner card depicted in the movie is the one published by the American Tobacco Company. The card was pulled from circulation because Wagner didn't want to promote smoking to his young fans, however around 200 of the cards made it onto the market. One such card was bought by Ken Kendrick, owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in 2007 for $2.8 million, the highest fee ever paid for a sports card. See more »


When Swindell and Griffin (disguised as Mr. Lefevre) talk about the Cybertor toy while getting a massage, it's obvious that Griffin is played by a completely different person (not Noah Crawford) for the majority of the scene. See more »


Amanda Benson: Eww. It looks like 1973 died in here.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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You can only expect so much from a Nick movie!
25 August 2013 | by bnoel-774-515447See all my reviews

First and foremost, this is a NICKELODEON TV MOVIE. If you are expecting an Oscar winning performance or storyline, some reevaluation of your life should be done. Keeping that in mind, this movie is probably one of the best kid's made for TV films I've seen in a long time. Although, it wasn't laugh out loud funny, it definitely kept my attention through out the entire 120 minutes. The story was VERY well done. All of the characters were quirky and like able. And the character development in a few of the characters (Darren and Amanda) were really cute(for lack of better words). I didn't personally read the book, but the changes should be no surprise to anyone.

All in all, this movie was really good. Something the kids can watch with adults, but without the latter dying of boredom. I definitely recommend it for those who aren't ridiculously and unnecessarily critical.

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Release Date:

24 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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