History Film / Swingers

13th Jan '17 5:31:30 PM nombretomado
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''Swingers'' is a 1996 romantic comedy directed by Creator/DougLiman, starring Creator/JonFavreau, Creator/VinceVaughn, and Ron Livingston (otherwise known as "that guy from ''Film/OfficeSpace''") as three young actors living in LosAngeles in the early 90s hanging around in the eponymous subculture (the swing music revival one, not [[{{Polyamory}} that one]]), and struggling to get their careers and personal lives going.

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''Swingers'' is a 1996 romantic comedy directed by Creator/DougLiman, starring Creator/JonFavreau, Creator/VinceVaughn, and Ron Livingston (otherwise known as "that guy from ''Film/OfficeSpace''") as three young actors living in LosAngeles UsefulNotes/LosAngeles in the early 90s hanging around in the eponymous subculture (the swing music revival one, not [[{{Polyamory}} that one]]), and struggling to get their careers and personal lives going.



* UsefulNotes/LosAngeles: For once portrayed realistically.
15th Dec '16 8:42:23 AM crisisthevillain
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-->Mike: You asshole. Didn't you see [[{{BoyzNtheHood}} Boyz in the Hood]]? One of ''us'' is going to get shot now.

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-->Mike: You asshole. asshole! Didn't you see [[{{BoyzNtheHood}} Boyz in the Hood]]? One of ''us'' is going to get shot now.
15th Dec '16 8:41:13 AM crisisthevillain
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* BerserkButton: Sue doesn't care for people making fun of his name.

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* BerserkButton: Sue doesn't care for people making fun pulls a gun on a group of his name.guys after one of them calls him a bitch.



* BreakUpToMakeUp: Mike gets over his ex-girlfriend just in time to turn her down when she asks him if he wants to get back together.

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* BreakUpToMakeUp: Mike gets over his ex-girlfriend just in time to turn effectively reject her down when it seems she asks him if might he wants want to get back together.



* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: Rob is a trained Shakespearean actor but fails to land a job playing Goofy at Disneyland.

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* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: Rob is a trained Shakespearean actor but fails to even land a job playing Goofy at Disneyland.



* HairTriggerTemper: [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] with Sue. He frequently loses his temper with the others, who yell right back at him rather than cowering; the one time he threatens violence, by pulling a gun after exchanging words with some wannabe thugs in a parking lot, his friends pull him away and immediately and realistically call him out for acting like an idiot.

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* HairTriggerTemper: [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] with Sue. He frequently loses his temper with the others, who yell right back at him rather than cowering; the one time he threatens violence, by pulling a gun after exchanging words with some wannabe thugs in a parking lot, his friends pull him away and immediately and realistically call him out for acting like an idiot.idiot.
-->Mike: You asshole. Didn't you see [[{{BoyzNtheHood}} Boyz in the Hood]]? One of ''us'' is going to get shot now.



** One shot, of the guys sitting around the kitchen table talking about movies in their apartment, is a direct {{homage}} to ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', follows by another homage as they walk out to their cars in slow motion.

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** One shot, of the guys sitting around the kitchen table talking about movies in their apartment, is a direct {{homage}} to ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', follows followed by another homage as they walk out to their cars in slow motion.



-->Mike: A Cavalier. (as she turns and walks away) It's red...it's a red Cavalier...

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-->Mike: A Cavalier. (as she turns away and walks away) ignores him) It's red...it's a red Cavalier...



* OnTheRebound: Mike is assured that his ex's new relationship won't last, as it's just a rebound. Mike points out his relationship with her also started as a rebound.

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* OnTheRebound: Mike is assured told that his ex's new relationship won't last, as it's just a rebound. Mike points out his relationship with her also started as a rebound.
25th Aug '16 5:11:56 AM JamesAustin
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A 1996 romantic comedy directed by Doug Liman, starring Creator/JonFavreau, Creator/VinceVaughn, and Ron Livingston (otherwise known as "that guy from ''Film/OfficeSpace''") as three young actors living in LosAngeles in the early 90s hanging around in the eponymous subculture (the swing music revival one, not [[{{Polyamory}} that one]]), and struggling to get their careers and personal lives going.

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A ''Swingers'' is a 1996 romantic comedy directed by Doug Liman, Creator/DougLiman, starring Creator/JonFavreau, Creator/VinceVaughn, and Ron Livingston (otherwise known as "that guy from ''Film/OfficeSpace''") as three young actors living in LosAngeles in the early 90s hanging around in the eponymous subculture (the swing music revival one, not [[{{Polyamory}} that one]]), and struggling to get their careers and personal lives going.
13th Apr '16 4:48:16 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1996 romantic comedy directed by Doug Liman, starring Creator/JonFavreau, Creator/VinceVaughn, and Ron Livingston (otherwise known as "that guy from ''Film/OfficeSpace''") as three young actors living in L.A. in the early 90's hanging around in the eponymous subculture (the swing music revival one, not [[{{Polyamory}} that one]]), and struggling to get their careers and personal lives going. Favreau plays Mike, an aspiring comic from New York who has moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career after being dumped by his longtime girlfriend at home and has been in a romantic slump ever since he arrived, and Vaughn is Trent, his cocky, charismatic, and occasionally obnoxious party animal of a best friend. Also part of their circle are Rob (Livingston), an aspiring actor having trouble finding a gig better than dressing as a cartoon character at Disneyland, Sue (Patrick Van Horn), whose name was inspired by his parents' love of the Johnny Cash song, and Charles (Alex Desert).

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A 1996 romantic comedy directed by Doug Liman, starring Creator/JonFavreau, Creator/VinceVaughn, and Ron Livingston (otherwise known as "that guy from ''Film/OfficeSpace''") as three young actors living in L.A. LosAngeles in the early 90's 90s hanging around in the eponymous subculture (the swing music revival one, not [[{{Polyamory}} that one]]), and struggling to get their careers and personal lives going. going.

Favreau plays Mike, an aspiring comic from New York who has moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career after being dumped by his longtime girlfriend at home and has been in a romantic slump ever since he arrived, and Vaughn is Trent, his cocky, charismatic, and occasionally obnoxious party animal of a best friend. Also part of their circle are Rob (Livingston), an aspiring actor having trouble finding a gig better than dressing as a cartoon character at Disneyland, Sue (Patrick Van Horn), whose name was inspired by his parents' love of the Johnny Cash song, and Charles (Alex Desert).
7th Nov '15 3:04:15 PM eroock
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!! This Movie Contains Examples Of:

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1st Aug '15 12:20:41 PM erforce
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* TheOner: A homage to TheOner in GoodFellas.

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* TheOner: A homage to TheOner in GoodFellas.''Film/GoodFellas''.
31st May '15 9:45:13 PM rjung
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The film begins with Trent persuading Mikey to take a road trip to Las Vegas, during which he quickly loses most of his rent money for the month in a futile attempt to impress a woman; Trent is more successful and manages to pick up a cocktail waitress working at the casino. After the pair returns to L.A., more adventures in the same vein follow, with Mike and friends going out to various clubs and parties around L.A. and trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to be cool and meet women. Eventually, things start to turn around for Mike romantically, if not professionally.

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The film begins with Trent persuading Mikey to take a road trip to Las Vegas, UsefulNotes/LasVegas, during which he quickly loses most of his rent money for the month in a futile attempt to impress a woman; Trent is more successful and manages to pick up a cocktail waitress working at the casino. After the pair returns to L.A., more adventures in the same vein follow, with Mike and friends going out to various clubs and parties around L.A. and trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to be cool and meet women. Eventually, things start to turn around for Mike romantically, if not professionally.
12th Dec '14 9:37:49 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1996 romantic comedy directed by Doug Liman, starring Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, and Ron Livingston (otherwise known as 'that guy from OfficeSpace') as three young actors living in L.A. in the early 90's hanging around in the eponymous subculture (the swing music revival one, not [[{{Polyamory}} that one]]), and struggling to get their careers and personal lives going. Favreau plays Mike, an aspiring comic from New York who has moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career after being dumped by his longtime girlfriend at home and has been in a romantic slump ever since he arrived, and Vaughn is Trent, his cocky, charismatic, and occasionally obnoxious party animal of a best friend. Also part of their circle are Rob (Livingston), an aspiring actor having trouble finding a gig better than dressing as a cartoon character at Disneyland, Sue (Patrick Van Horn), whose name was inspired by his parents' love of the Johnny Cash song, and Charles (Alex Desert).

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A 1996 romantic comedy directed by Doug Liman, starring Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Creator/JonFavreau, Creator/VinceVaughn, and Ron Livingston (otherwise known as 'that "that guy from OfficeSpace') ''Film/OfficeSpace''") as three young actors living in L.A. in the early 90's hanging around in the eponymous subculture (the swing music revival one, not [[{{Polyamory}} that one]]), and struggling to get their careers and personal lives going. Favreau plays Mike, an aspiring comic from New York who has moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career after being dumped by his longtime girlfriend at home and has been in a romantic slump ever since he arrived, and Vaughn is Trent, his cocky, charismatic, and occasionally obnoxious party animal of a best friend. Also part of their circle are Rob (Livingston), an aspiring actor having trouble finding a gig better than dressing as a cartoon character at Disneyland, Sue (Patrick Van Horn), whose name was inspired by his parents' love of the Johnny Cash song, and Charles (Alex Desert).
1st Oct '14 1:25:19 PM hbi2k
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* RomanticWingman: Mike's friends attempt to play this role for him with varying degrees of success.
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