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Slackers (2002)

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When geeky Ethan discovers three fellow students scamming the examination system, he blackmails them to win over the college's most popular girl.

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Dewey Nicks

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Devon Sawa ... Dave Goodman
Jason Segel ... Sam Schechter
Michael C. Maronna ... Jeff Davis (as Michael Maronna)
Jason Schwartzman ... Ethan Dulles
Jaime King ... Angela Patton (as James King)
Laura Prepon ... Reanna
Travis Davis ... Airborne Express Driver
Jim Rash ... Head T.A. Philip
Nat Faxon ... Karl, the Grad Student
Don Michaelson Don Michaelson ... Professor Markoe (as Don Michaelson M.D.)
Retta ... Bruna, the Office Manager
Marilyn Staley Marilyn Staley ... Singing Waitress
Jason Garner Jason Garner ... Singing Waiter
Gedde Watanabe ... Japanese Proctor
Heidi Kramer ... Hot Twin #1
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Storyline

Dave, Sam and Jeff are about to graduate from Holden University with Honors in lying, cheating and scheming. The three roommates have proudly scammed their way through the last four years of college and now, during the final exams, these big-men-on-campus are about to be busted by the most unlikely dude in school. Written by Screen Gems

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Higher Education Just Hit A New Low See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong language and sexual content, and for brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scam See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,785,283, 3 February 2002

Gross USA:

$5,285,941

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,413,915
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1.85 : 1
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Mamie Van Doren's final cinematic appearance. See more »

Goofs

When Ethan is video taping Angela and Dave next to the pool, he says his line next to the camera. When he is showing the video tape to Sam and Jeff, you can hear Angela's and Dave's voices clear from far away but you never hear Ethan's line. See more »

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Mrs. Van Graaf: [after exposing her large breasts to get a sponge bath] Kiss my nipple, honey.
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Outtake footage featuring Jason Schwartzman and Cameron Diaz is shown after the end credits. She looks at the camera and says, "I've never done a porno before". He responds, "Until now, bitch!". See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Plucking the Strings
Music by David Snell
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Slackers Adjectives
23 December 2005 | by trappjlSee all my reviews

Slackers is one of the most unbalanced, bizarre movies I have ever seen! Half is chock-full of sexually charged, psychedelic, often disturbing, gross-out gags while the other is a tame, boring, run of the mill love story (lots of adjectives, I know). Despite its flaws though I found that on second viewing Slackers became a considerably more respectable movie then I had originally thought. Firstly, it has a great soundtrack which includes an orchestrated version of "Baba O'Reilly" and a choir version of "the Sign". Secondly, it has Jason Schwartzman and Michael C. Maronna whose craziness plays well off the gross-out gags. Finally, I'd like to commend this movie for how insane it really is once you get passed the boring plot.

Unfortunately I can't bring myself to like Devon Sawa, whose great guy that gets the girl is utterly pathetic and too counter crazy to help this movie. Whenever things start to pick up it seems his character is always there to slow them down again. Jason Segel is also a difficult actor to like because his high-school/college stoner persona is always clouded by his naivety. And while we're on the subject my college experience showed me more sarcastic college characters (like the T.A.) then ones naive enough to believe in "true love". The final problem I have is that although I like Jason Schwartzman, its hard to find his psychotic character all that funny.

Final verdict is a 6 of 10


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