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Swingers

  • Comedy
  • 1996
  • Doug Liman
  • 92 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy drama starring Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn. Six months after ending a relationship, actor/comedian Mike still seems to be having trouble forgetting about his old girlfriend. Sick of his obsession, best friend Trent takes Mike on a trip to Las Vegas to cheer him up.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

This is an honest exploration of male friendship based on lead actor Jon Favreau's autobiographical script about his first years in Hollywood. He, and three fellow out-of-work actors, bar hop around LA's hip watering holes, bitch nonstop, continually try to pick up women and wait endlessly by the phone for that all-important call. It's a highly original and entertaining delight using hilariously side-splitting situations to illuminate male neuroses in an uncompromising way. Complete with discussions on the various merits of Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, with affectionate direction by Doug Liman to match those two masters, this independent labour of love carries the solid ring of truth and features superb performances by Vince Vaughn and Favreau himself.

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Credits

Cast

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MikeJon Favreau
TrentVince Vaughn
RobRon Livingston
SuePatrick Van Horn
CharlesAlex Desert
LorraineHeather Graham
ChristyDeena Martin
LisaKatherine Kendall

Crew

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DirectorDoug Liman

Details

Theatrical distributor
Guild Pathe Cinema
Guidance
Swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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