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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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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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You're money and you don't even know it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1997 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Тусовщики See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$74,118, 20 October 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,505,922, 2 February 1997
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the main characters are first seen playing video games in Trent's apartment, Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Taxi Driver (1976) posters can be seen on the walls. Later, Trent and Mike argue about Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, and whether Tarantino copies or pays homage to Scorsese's work. The next scene is a deliberate tribute to Reservoir Dogs' iconic opening scene of the main characters walking in slow motion. Later, the famous Goodfellas (1990) long shot of Henry and Karen walking through the kitchen and into the club is emulated by Trent and Mike. See more »

Goofs

The hand that holds the syrup during the dinner scene. See more »

Quotes

Mike: Okay, so what if I don't want to give up on her?
Rob: You don't call.
Mike: But you said I don't call if I wanted to give up on her.
Rob: Right.
Mike: So I don't call either way?
Rob: Right.
Mike: So what's the difference?
Rob: There is no difference right now. See, Mike, the only difference between giving up and not giving up is if you take her back when she wants to come back. But you can't do anything to make her want to come back. In fact, you can only do stuff to make her not want to come back.
Mike: So the only difference is if I ...
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Crazy Credits

Instead of scrolling up, the credits at the end of the film flash on and off of the screen. 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 »


Soundtracks

Brick House
Performed by The Commodores
Written by Lionel Richie (as L. Richie), Ronald La Pread (as R. La Pread),
Walter Orange (as W. Orange), Milan Williams (as M. Williams), Thomas McClary (as T. McClary),
, William King (as W. King)
Courtesy of Motown Record Co.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Licensing
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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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