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For anyone who wants to catch a glimpse of the Los Angeles "lounge" scene that was in vogue during the early and mid-1990s, here's the movie that virtually defined that brief but colorful nightlife milieu. As an added bonus, it just happens to be a very funny, observant story about love, loss, and male bonding among a group of friends who struggle to find decent jobs by day, and lurk through Hollywood's hottest nightclubs by night. A sort of latter-day Rat Pack, they include Mike (writer-actor Jon Favreau) and his closest buddy, Trent (Vince Vaughn), who are waiting for the big show-biz break that seems to be eluding them. Mike's twisted up about the girlfriend he left back East to pursue his going-nowhere standup comedy career, and Trent uses the word "money" as an adjective ("Man, we look totally money tonight") with such frequency that you may find yourself slipping into lounge-lizard mode after watching the movie. One of the most noteworthy indie-film success stories of the '90s, this time-capsule comedy seized its moment in the spotlight, launched several promising careers, and continues to maintain its lasting appeal. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Jon FavreauMike
Vince VaughnTrent
Ron LivingstonRob
Patrick Van HornSue
Alex DésertCharles (as Alex Desert)
Heather GrahamLorraine
Deena MartinChristy
Katherine KendallLisa
Brooke LangtonNikki
Blake LindsleyGirl with Cigar
Kevin James KellyVegas Dealer
Stephanie IttlesonVegas Waitress
Vernon Vaughn$100 Gambler
Joan Favreau$5 Winner
Rio HackfordSkully
Caitlyn Tyler ColeGirl at Party (as Jan Dykstra)
Maddie CormanPeek-a-Boo Girl
Sheri Rosenblum$100 Gambler
Stasea Rosenblum$100 Gambler
Pamela Shaw$5 Gambler

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Doug Liman
  • Producer: Buena Vista
  • Length: 96 Min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 18, 1996
    EuropeJul 18, 1997
    JapanSep 13, 1997
    AustraliaJun 12, 1997
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaAug 23, 2011
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 2, 2003
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