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Slackers

Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

Higher education just hit a new low.

When school geek Ethan (Jason Schwartzman) finds out that three university students are running a scam that allows them perfect grades without doing any homework, he blackmails one of them, Dave (Devon Sawa), into helping him win the heart of Angela (James King), the most popular girl on campus... except Dave finds himself falling for Angela too. Dave has to choose between being able to scam his way through university or being with his dream girl.

Persons of interest

  • Jason Schwartzman .... Ethan
  • Devon Sawa .... Dave
  • James King .... Angela
  • Robert B Martin Junior .... The Gimp
  • Mary Faulkner .... The Young Female Executive
  • Michael C Maronna .... Jeff
  • Jason Segel .... Sam
  • Laura Prepon .... Reanna
  • Daniel Spink .... The Student
  • Michael Swiney .... The Burly Homeless Man
  • Travis Davis .... Chuck
  • Shelley Dowdy .... Shelley
  • David H Steinberg .... Screenwriter
  • Dewey Nicks .... Director

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Theatrical report

Slackers is one of those USA university movies about the great dream of getting by without working and getting a degree without studying. As if.

When I watch one of these movies I study the plot to see if it's possible: with Slackers it's not likely to happen in this day and age but you never know. It's an old story but still pretty interesting - the old ones are the best. No comedy will ever get a higher score than this.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Stereo
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Special features:
    • Interviews: Cast and crew
    • Trailer
  • Subtitles: English

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Medium level coarse language, sexual references)

Surveillance time

83 minutes (1:23 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated 2002
DVD rental: 18 December 2002
VHS rental: 18 December 2002
DVD retail: 14 May 2003

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