April 11th, 1997


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Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.

Release Year: 1996

Rating: 7.5/10 (38,983 voted)

Critic's Score: 71/100

Director: Doug Liman

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham, Jon Favreau

This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the social scene and forget about his 6 year relationship.

Jon Favreau - Mike
Vince Vaughn - Trent
Ron Livingston - Rob
Patrick Van Horn - Sue
Alex Désert - Charles (as Alex Desert)
Heather Graham - Lorraine
Deena Martin - Christy
Katherine Kendall - Lisa
Brooke Langton - Nikki
Blake Lindsley - Girl with Cigar
Kevin James Kelly - Vegas Dealer
Stephanie Ittleson - Vegas Waitress
Vernon Vaughn - $100 Gambler
Joan Favreau - $5 Winner
Rio Hackford - Skully

Taglines: Get a nightlife.

Release Date: 11 April 1997

Filming Locations: 5874 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $200,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $74,118 (USA) (20 October 1996) (8 Screens)

Gross: $4,505,922 (USA) (2 February 1997)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The scene in which Trent angrily yells at Sue, after Sue insulted Mike, was written specifically at Vince Vaughn's request. Vaughn wanted to show that beneath Trent's bravado and swagger, he truly cared for Mike as a friend.

Boom mic visible: In non-widescreen versions of the film, the shadow of the boom mic is visible during the desert road scene (Trent in the foreground, Mike sitting in the car), in the lower left-hand corner.

Trent: Our baby's all grown up.

User Review

A Must-See for All 20-Something Males

Rating: 10/10

Let me preface this review by saying that this is my favorite film of all time. I'm not saying it was the best, most artistic, original, or most innovative...but it is my favorite. It's a movie about a 20-something man getting over a nasty break-up, living in Los Angeles. Pretty simple stuff, but the honesty in the film is amazing. This film boasts the most realistic, and interesting depictions of male friendship I've ever seen. Some might simply pawn this movie off as a buddy flick, but it goes so much deeper than that. Mikey (Favreau) deals with insecurity, rejection, depression, an overwhelming feeling of inadequacy. Something almost everyone can relate to. And, as an audience member, you live and die with the poor guy. The supporting cast is very strong, popping in and out as the assortment of friends populating Mikey's social life. Each is trying, in his own way, to get their buddy out of his post-break up funk, which meet with varying degrees of success. Swingers is chock full of laugh-out-loud moments, and oft-quoted lines ("Our baby's all grows up!") that could very easily lead to repeated viewings of this masterpiece.