Slackers

Directed By: Dewey Nicks Starring: Jason Schwartzman Jamie King

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Product Overview

The story follows three college students who are experts at scamming the system. When ethan, the school geek, uncovers their deception, he blackmails them to use their well-honed skills in a campaign to win over the heart of the school's most popular girl.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 40167646
UPC 043396080843
UPC 14 00043396080843
Format DVD
Release Date 3/22/2005
Rating Rating
Keywords
Teenage
Teenage Fantasy Adventure
Teenage Girls
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note SLACKERS is a knee-slappng addition to the teen gross-out comedy genre. Directed by former fashion photographer Dewey Nicks and written by AMERICAN PIE 2 scribe David H. Steinberg, this raunchy and irreverent farce takes many of its cues from the original coed comedy ANIMAL HOUSE, and also clearly shows the raunchy influence of THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY. Dave (Devon Sawa), Jeff (Michael C. Maronna), and Sam (Jason Segal) are seniors at Holden University who have conned and cheated their way through four years of college and are prepared to cheat on their final exam before graduation. However, a severely eccentric nerd who calls himself "Cool" Ethan (RUSHMORE's Jason Schwartzman in an eerily brash role) blackmails them, threatening to have them expelled unless they help him get the girl of his dreams. Of course, the smooth-talking slackers promptly agree to Ethan's demands, not realizing the severity of his obsession with Angela (James King), a brainy and beautiful classmate. What at first seems like an easy task for the amoral ladies men quickly becomes more complicated as Dave falls for Angela himself. SLACKERS includes some outlandish performances from Laura Prepon as Angela's sex-obsessed roommate and a startling cameo from 1950s screen siren Mamie Van Doren, but the action is propelled by the freakishly funny Jason Schwartzman, whose band, Phantom Planet, provides the film's music.
Reviews
Box Office "...While Sawa has an unpolished, Everyboy-ish presence that makes him a likeable leading man in his own right, nothing can prevent the hilariously eccentric Schwartzman from running away with the show..." 01/01/2002 p.57
Movieline's Hollywood Life "...[Featuring] clever writing and sprightly acting....Schwartzman brings a unique spin to stock situations....It's a comic triumph..." 02/01/2002 p.40-1
Total Film "...SLACKERS is a likeable addition to the campus movie canon....The gags come thick and fast..." 06/01/2002 p.112
Directors
Dewey Nicks
Actors
Jason Schwartzman
Jamie King
Cast & Crew
Devon Sawa - Actor
James King - Actor
Jason Schwartzman - Actor
Jason Segel - Actor
Laura Prepon - Actor
Michael C. Maronna - Actor
Mark Morgan - Co-Execurive Producer
Brad Jenkel - Co-Executive Producer
Dewey Nicks - Director
James Bagoonas - Director of Photography
Tara Timpone - Editor
Patrice Theroux - Executive Producer
Amanda Scheer-Demme - Music Supervisor
Neal H. Moritz - Producer
Eriok Feig - Producer
William Arnold - Production Designer
David H. Steinberg - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 08084
UPC 00043396080843
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 86 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1/4:3
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Joe Leydon,. San Francisco Examiner ...I laughed until I was thoroughly ashamed of myself.
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times The raunch factor is pretty high.
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