Slackers

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Overview

Three lifelong cheaters wise up in this gross-out college comedy, which marks the second feature role for Rushmore star Jason Schwartzman. It's the last semester of senior year for roomies Dave (Devon Sawa), Sam (Jason Segel), and Jeff (Michael C. Maronna), a trio of twenty-somethings whose enthusiasm for higher learning is matched only by their enthusiasm for root canals performed without the aid of anesthesia. As such, their entire collegiate existence has been an elaborate series of cons and scams designed to ...
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Overview

Three lifelong cheaters wise up in this gross-out college comedy, which marks the second feature role for Rushmore star Jason Schwartzman. It's the last semester of senior year for roomies Dave (Devon Sawa), Sam (Jason Segel), and Jeff (Michael C. Maronna), a trio of twenty-somethings whose enthusiasm for higher learning is matched only by their enthusiasm for root canals performed without the aid of anesthesia. As such, their entire collegiate existence has been an elaborate series of cons and scams designed to plagiarize essays, skip midterms, and covertly manipulate bell curves. When deranged geek Ethan (Schwartzman) -- who harbors a psychotic fixation for a flaxen-haired co-ed named Angela (James King) -- gets wind of their scheming, he blackmails Dave and the gang into contriving a date between him and his crush. But as Dave cozies up to Angela, he realizes that no amount of scheming can hide the fact that he's the one that's truly in love. Slackers went by a number of working titles while in production at the ill-fated upstart Destination Films; when Destination went belly-up, the film sat on the shelf for over a year before being picked up for release by Sony's Screen Gems division.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/2010
  • UPC: 014381689525
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 49,015

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Devon Sawa Dave
Jason Schwartzman Ethan
James King Angela
Jason Segel Sam
Michael C. Maronna Jeff
Laura Prepon Reanna
Sam Anderson Charles Patton
Leigh Taylor-Young Valerie Patton
Joe Flaherty Mr. Leonard
Jim Rash Philip
Mamie Van Doren Mrs. Van Graaf
Cameron Diaz Movie Star
Gina Gershon Woman in bar (Uncredited)
Charles Dougherty Anatomy Professor
Todd Giebenhain Stoned Testtaker
Jon Kasdan Barry
Wesley Mann Male Executive
Michael McDonald Economics Professor1
Don Michaelson Professor Markoe
Howard Mungo Doctor
Joanna Sanchez Nurse
Marilyn Staley Singing Waitress
Gedde Watanabe Japanese Proctor
Japhet "J.P." Coe Phillip
Travis Davis Airborne Driver
Shelley Dowdy Shelley
Rick Dubov Security Guard
Margaret Easley Receptionist
Mary Faulkner Female Executive
Nat Faxon Karl
Jason Garner Singing Waiter
Alissa Kramer Hottie #2
Heidi Kramer Hottie #1
Robert B. Martin Jr. The Gimp
Melanie Deanne-Moore Pissed Off Co-Ed
Tom Retta Office Manager
Kim Stanwood Dave's Mom
Michael Swiney Homeless Guy
Technical Credits
Dewey Nicks Director
Joseph L. Altruda Score Composer
William Arnold Production Designer
Bill Arnold Production Designer
James R. Bagdonas Cinematographer
John F. Brown Set Decoration/Design
Carrie Cook Associate Producer
Sound Dogs Set Decoration/Design, Sound/Sound Designer
Dawn Ebert-Byrnes Associate Producer
Erik Feig Producer
Louis G. Friedman Co-producer
Cameron Hamza Sound/Sound Designer
Brad Jenkel Executive Producer
Jennifer Levy Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Morgan Executive Producer
Neal H. Moritz Producer
Nilo Otero Art Director, Asst. Director
John Papsidera Casting
Andrew Reeder Set Decoration/Design
Amanda Scheer-Demme Musical Direction/Supervision
Lisa K. Sessions Set Decoration/Design
Shintaro Shimosawa Associate Producer
FX Solutions Special Effects
Justin Stanley Score Composer
David H. Steinberg Screenwriter
Patrice Theroux Executive Producer
Tara Timpone Editor
Venus Brown & Printz Board Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [6:09]
2. Physics Mid-Term [5:26]
3. Hot Boy [1:18]
4. Professor Markoe [1:27]
5. "Three Is a Magic Number" [1:49]
6. Celebration [4:07]
7. Blackmail! [3:15]
8. The Angela Shrine [1:50]
9. Reanna [1:55]
10. Cool Ethan! [1:30]
11. Personal Information Session [4:36]
12. Mrs. Van Graaf [5:36]
13. Dave Courts Angela [2:07]
14. Duet With Little Jeff [1:53]
15. Not His Type [3:02]
16. Presents [1:52]
17. A Dave Thing [3:15]
18. Real Secret on Tape [2:54]
19. "Oh, Angela" [2:20]
20. Duped! [7:06]
21. Stone Hard Reality [2:07]
22. One More Job [2:21]
23. Stockton, Upright & Falk [1:34]
24. Interview With Mr. Leonard [2:12]
25. No Longer on the Books [:53]
26. Honesty [6:41]
27. Life Lessons [:42]
28. "Ethan's Song" [6:23]
1. Start [6:09]
2. Physics Mid-Term [5:26]
3. Hot Boy [1:18]
4. Professor Markoe [1:27]
5. "Three Is a Magic Number" [1:49]
6. Celebration [4:07]
7. Blackmail! [3:15]
8. The Angela Shrine [1:50]
9. Reanna [1:55]
10. Cool Ethan! [1:30]
11. Personal Information Session [4:36]
12. Mrs. Van Graaf [5:36]
13. Dave Courts Angela [2:07]
14. Duet With Little Jeff [1:53]
15. Not His Type [3:02]
16. Presents [1:52]
17. A Dave Thing [3:15]
18. Real Secret on Tape [2:54]
19. "Oh, Angela" [2:20]
20. Duped! [7:06]
21. Stone Hard Reality [2:07]
22. One More Job [2:21]
23. Stockton, Upright & Falk [1:34]
24. Interview With Mr. Leonard [2:12]
25. No Longer on the Books [:53]
26. Honesty [6:41]
27. Life Lessons [:42]
28. "Ethan's Song" [6:23]
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  • Posted May 22, 2013

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    nice movie and Devon is hot so its a good movie. the reason why

    nice movie and Devon is hot so its a good movie. the reason why its a good movie is cause of Devon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Let's be honest

    The first time you watch this movie, you're like 'what a bad chick flick'. and then, because I said it is such a hilarious movie, you pop it back in and watch it a second time. Now you realize how funny it is, and are thankful you didn't pass this comedy by leaving it with a bad reputation. The first time I saw it was in the theater, and the love scene by the pool left me confused and a little creeped out because of the fact that Ethan was taping it. The next probably hundred times I watched it, I couldn't stop laughing. Honestly, I can't see a single reason why you wouldn't like this movie after you get past the initial viewing. Take the extra hour and thirty odd minutes, do yourself a favor, and with an open mind, enjoy ethan's creepy knome jokes, bum fight, and hair doll. It really is laugh-out-loud funny, I promise.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST MOVIE EVER

    This movie has the funniest character ever created, ''Cool'' Ethan (Jason Schwartzman). With lines like ''I like you, you're smart. I'll probably give you a nickname'' , it makes for the funniest, most random movie ever. Yes, there are some gross moments, but they just add to the HILlARIOUS characters. The story is standard comedy, but what makes it stand out is Cool Ethan and how off the wall and absurd he is. All of the characters react in turn to him, adding to the feeling of ''....WHAT just happened?'' Watch it with an open mind, and just take each character for who they are, and you'll end up loving every minute of it. A lot of it is unrealistic, but that's the point. ps - Cool Ethan inspired me to take up the sport of unicycling...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's Cool

    While ''Slackers'' did have it's sick moments, it was a cool movie to watch. The actors went perfectly with their characters, so we didn't did a wierd feeling like ''Ok, why don't you just give him the script to read off of, we know he's faking''. It was easier to concentrate on the storyline, which wasn't that bad. Three guys get busted cheating and they have to set a loser up with a babe to stay in school, because the little suck-up has prove they're bad. So my final comment? This movie rocks, and for the teens out there who will be watching this, read the teen reviews, parents don't see things the way that we do!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Worth a look

    Don't blame the writer! Hollywood insiders know that David H. Steinberg (''American Pie 2'') wrote a great script that starting a bidding war back in 1999. But Craig Mazin (''Senseless'' and ''Rocketman'') was brought on and wrote (uncredited) the shooting script. First-time director Dewey Nicks made matters worse with his clearly incompetent direction. And Destination Films went out of business, delaying the film for a year, so you might say, the film was doomed. But it always seems to get fierce reactions (good and bad), so it's worth taking a look to judge it for yourself.

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