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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. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:February 1, 2002

Cast

Devon Sawa
as Dave
Jason Schwartzman
as Ethan
James King
as Angela
Jason Segel
as Sam
Michael C. Maronna
as Jeff
Laura Prepon
as Reanna
Sam Anderson
as Charles Patton
Leigh Taylor-Young
as Valerie Patton
Joe Flaherty
as Mr. Leonard
Jim Rash
as Philip
Nat Faxon
as Karl
Cameron Diaz
as Movie Star
Gina Gershon
as Woman in bar (Uncredited)
Jon Kasdan
as Barry
Wesley Mann
as Male Executive
Heidi Kramer
as Hottie #1
Kim Stanwood
as Dave's Mom
Mamie van Doren
as Mrs. Van Graaf
Travis Davis
as Airborne Driver
Don Michaelson
as Professor Markoe
Rick Dubov
as Security Guard
Howard Mungo
as Doctor
Jason Garner
as Singing Waiter
Charles Dougherty
as Anatomy Professor
Alissa Kramer
as Hottie #2
Shelley Dowdy
as Shelley
Gedde Watanabe
as Japanese Proctor
Todd Giebenhain
as Stoned Testtaker
Marilyn Staley
as Singing Waitress
Mary Faulkner
as Female Executive
Michael Swiney
as Homeless Guy

Crew

Dewey Nicks
Director
Erik Feig
Producer
Neal H. Moritz
Producer
David H. Steinberg
Screenwriter
James R. Bagdonas
Cinematographer
Amanda Scheer-Demme
Musical Direction/Supervision
Tara Timpone
Editor
Bill Arnold
Production Designer
William Arnold
Production Designer
Nilo Otero
Art Director
Louis G. Friedman
Co-producer
Shintaro Shimosawa
Associate Producer
Dawn Ebert-Byrnes
Associate Producer
Brad Jenkel
Executive Producer
Patrice Theroux
Executive Producer
Mark Morgan
Executive Producer
Lisa K. Sessions
Set Designer
Andrew Reeder
Set Designer
Jennifer Levy
Costume Designer
Lisa K. Sessions
Set Decorator
Cameron Hamza
Sound/Sound Designer
Nilo Otero
First Assistant Director
John Papsidera
Casting
Yann Delpuech
Supervising Sound Editor
Ron Trost
Special Effects Coordinator
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