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Swingers (1996)

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Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.

Director:

Doug Liman

Writer:

Jon Favreau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Favreau ... Mike
Vince Vaughn ... Trent
Ron Livingston ... Rob
Patrick Van Horn ... Sue
Alex Désert ... Charles (as Alex Desert)
Heather Graham ... Lorraine
Deena Martin Deena Martin ... Christy
Katherine Kendall ... Lisa
Brooke Langton ... Nikki
Blake Lindsley ... Girl with Cigar
Kevin James Kelly Kevin James Kelly ... Vegas Dealer
Stephanie Ittleson Stephanie Ittleson ... Vegas Waitress
Vernon Vaughn ... $100 Gambler
Joan Favreau Joan Favreau ... $5 Winner
Rio Hackford ... Skully
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Storyline

This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the social scene and forget about his 6 year relationship. Written by Kevin Gillease <gillease@scf.usc.edu>

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cocktails first. questions later. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1997 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Swingers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$74,118, 20 October 1996

Gross USA:

$4,555,020

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,555,020
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Since the filmmakers couldn't afford to pay extras, the scenes filmed at parties were filmed at actual parties that were taking place, with many Hollywood up-and-comers in attendance. Among the people in the crowd of the first party (who turn and look at the group as they enter): Screenwriters Stephen Gaghan and Mike White. See more »

Goofs

In non-widescreen versions of the film, the shadow of the boom mic is visible during the desert road scene (Trent in the foreground, Mike sitting in the car), in the lower left-hand corner. See more »

Quotes

Mike: I'll have a scotch on the rocks, please. Any scotch will do, as long as it's not a blend, of course. Single malt, Glen Livet, Glen Galley, perhaps, any Glen.
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Crazy Credits

The rabbit in this production was trained with care and concern for its safety and wellbeing. See more »

Alternate Versions

Italian theatrical and video release omit a scene set in Las Vegas in the trailer park, where Trent tells the girl the story about his audition for the role of "brother". See more »

Connections

Spoofs Casino (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Jaws Theme
Performed by The Jazz Jury
Written by John Williams
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Brilliant.
22 June 2003 | by CocaCola18See all my reviews

This is a hilarious film about nobodies claiming to be bigger than they ever will be!

Doug Liman showed much promise and I'm more than sure that one day he will continue to make bigger budget films (Bourne Identity)

Careers should also be good for the great Jon Favreau who is just a fantastically witty writer, Vince Vaughn who should get a headlining film and Ron Livingston who is still performing good roles.

I love the script in this film, the language is unique and the scenarios are superb... the sad fact is that there are hundreds of guys like Trent, Mike, Rob & Sue (played by Patrick Van Horn)

I urge everybody to watch this even though it might not be there cup of tea!

9/10


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