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Singles (1992)

A group of twenty-something friends most of whom live in the same apartment complex search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.

Director:

Cameron Crowe

Writer:

Cameron Crowe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bridget Fonda ... Janet Livermore
Campbell Scott ... Steve Dunne
Kyra Sedgwick ... Linda Powell
Sheila Kelley ... Debbie Hunt
Jim True-Frost ... David Bailey (as Jim True)
Matt Dillon ... Cliff Poncier
Bill Pullman ... Dr. Jeffrey Jamison
James Le Gros ... Andy (as James LeGros)
Devon Raymond Devon Raymond ... Ruth
Camilo Gallardo Camilo Gallardo ... Luiz
Ally Walker ... Pam
Eric Stoltz ... The Mime
Jeremy Piven ... Doug Hughley
Tom Skerritt ... Mayor Weber
Peter Horton ... Jamie
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Storyline

Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The inter-related stories about each character's progress through the singles scene are intriguing and often very funny, and the soundtrack is a grunge fanatic's dream, with the likes of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Mudhoney. Written by dirk-79

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Love is a game. Easy to start. Hard to finish.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sex related dialogue and scenes of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In an early scene at the coffee shop, Janet Livermore looks over a somewhat bizarre-looking customer's shoulder at a book that she is reading. Although the title is obscured, the book is "Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung," a collection of pieces by the rock journalist Lester Bangs. Bangs was an inspiration and mentor for Cameron Crowe, as depicted in Almost Famous (2000), in which Bangs is played by Philip Seymour Hoffman and advises the fictionalized version of the young Crowe. See more »

Goofs

For Debbie's flight, the ticket agent assigns her seat 3C. On the actual flight, she is seated in a window seat on the left side of the plane, which would be seat A, not C. See more »

Quotes

Janet Livermore: People need people, Steve. It has nothing to do with sex. OK, maybe 40 percent. 60 percent. Forget it.
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Crazy Credits

Steve walks down the street past the mime (Eric Stoltz) to the magazine stand where the magazines on the rack start talking to him, giving him advice. He goes home to his apartment. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Parks and Recreation: How a Bill Becomes a Law (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

It Ain't Like that
Written by Jerry Cantrell, Mike Starr (as Mike Starr) and Sean Kinney
Produced by Thom Panunzio
Performed by Alice in Chains
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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"You rock my world."
20 August 2011 | by haildevilmanSee all my reviews

This was a 90's version of all those high school films in the 80's some of us are old enough to remember.

We deliberately date the film and tap into the grunge era of Seattle. When done on purpose....it can be done very well. This was.

We see the baggy shorts and layered flannel on the guys, the leggings and quirky hats on the girls, and the disheveled hair on both. But funnily enough, this flick was in production BEFORE that scene took off. As a result what seemed like cashing in was actually foresight.

The relationships unfolding in the apartment complex were done realistically and the scenes involving the band will be enjoyed by anyone into that era's music. And Campbell Scott almost steals this film. His idea for the city was actually a good one.

And yes that is 3 members of Pearl Jam as Matt Dillons backup band. And see if you can spot Chris "Soundgarden" Cornell coming out to watch Matt show off his new car speakers.

So 90's. But very enjoyable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Singles See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,184,875, 20 September 1992

Gross USA:

$18,471,850

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,471,850
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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