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Swooped: Based on a Real Life Occurrence (2011)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 2011 (USA)
Two friends chase after the girls of their dreams. Through a series of events, each guy gets with the other's girl.


Shaun Paul Costello (screenplay), Joe Gariffo (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Shaun Paul Costello ... Stan Gorriffa
Joe Gariffo Joe Gariffo ... Jack Castella
Greg Bell Greg Bell ... Don
Whitney Nielsen ... Julia Zawurski
Krista Boshinski Krista Boshinski ... Beth Krutton
Joe Raffa ... Vinny Bumbatz
Nicole Cinaglia ... Nicole 1
Nicole Eckenroad Nicole Eckenroad ... Nicole 2
Christina Rose Scott Christina Rose Scott ... Nicole 3
Don Manigly Don Manigly ... Sal the Bartender
Joey Vento Joey Vento ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Agrusa Peter Agrusa ... Joe the Cashier
James Baker James Baker ... Ginger Drunk Guy
Jared Berezin Jared Berezin ... Chess player
Liz Borges Liz Borges ... Bar patron 2


After a party one night, Stan sleeps with a girl named Julia not knowing his best friend Jack was into her. Feeling bad, Stan tries to get Jack and Julia together. After succeeding, Jack and Stan take a trip to Orlando Florida to see a girl Stan has been in love with for years. While there, Jack makes out with her. Stan feels that this is worse then sleeping with Julia and they begin to fight. When they get back to Philadelphia, Stan sleeps with Julia again. Written by Joe Gariffo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There's a million women out there.... They just want one.


Comedy | Romance




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Release Date:

2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swooped See more »

Filming Locations:

Orlando, Florida, USA See more »


Box Office


$12,987 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


All of the vomiting in the film is real. Instead of fake puke, the actors forced themselves to throw up. See more »


Referenced in Swooped from Nothing (2010) See more »


Here's To Us Fools
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Unlikable lead characters.
10 July 2016 | by doggie_rodriguezSee all my reviews

I'm not sure why, but I recently had this film pop into my head the other day so I came here to see how it's done since I saw it at the 2011 Houston Comedy Festival.

I wasn't going to leave a review, but then I saw a misleading review so I kind of feel obligated. The review by "moviewatcher53" implies that there was a large audience in attendance for the film and that they loved every second of it. However, this is not the case at all. There were only about 20 people in attendance. Most of which were cast/crew from Swooped.

They also take an unnecessary shot at the film that played just prior. The audience (of non-Swooped cast/crew) seemed far more into that film than Swooped. In fact, many people left after the first film. I wish I had been one of them.

My review of Swooped is simple. It's shot well. The sound is good. The story is weak. The main characters are completely unlikable. They have no character arc. They are exactly the same at the end as they were at the beginning. The acting is okay, but the characters are so unlikable that the acting doesn't matter.

Anyway, I felt like IMDb deserved an honest review of that night in Houston. I see now they are remaking this film. The tagline should be "Swooped: The remake no one asked for".

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