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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.

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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vida de Solteiro 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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director, Cameron Crowe, originally envisioned singer, Chris Cornell, in the role of Cliff Poncier. Cornell turned down the role because of the filming schedule, to focus solely on his band Soundgarden. Crowe still gave him wordless cameo and asked Soundgarden perform their song "Birth Ritual" in one of the scenes. See more »

Goofs

Debbie's frantic bike ride on her video date has her darting all over the city. She starts at the first restaurant at the end of lake union. To get to the second restaurant on first avenue downtown, she circles all the way around to Waterfront park on the Sound. After leaving the second restaurant, she crosses a draw bridge over the ship canal, only to suddenly end up back downtown near post alley and first avenue (where she just left the second restaurant). After getting a flat tire, she finally walks all the way home to the apartment on Capitol Hill (nearly 2 miles away). See more »

Quotes

Pam: Look, Debbie, I'm kind of having a bad sugar crash. Do you think you could just, you know, hold it down?
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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 Happy Endings: More Like Stanksgiving (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

She Sells Sanctuary
Written by Ian Astbury (as Ian Robert Astbury) and Billy Duffy (as William Henry Duffy)
Performed by The Cult
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Smart dialogue, believable characters
8 April 2000 | by Meredith-7See all my reviews

What I liked most about Singles was that many of the characters you could identify with. Its not often in a film where you can look at characters and think - I know someone like that. Its actually very accurate in the way it depicts the attitudes of twenty somethings who have been through a series of less than successful relationships. There are some great, and very funny scenes in this film, and the actors all put in great performances. Setting it in Seattle- the home of the Grunge band was a fantastic idea as well.


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