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Loser

Year:
Duration:
98 min | Finland:92 min
Genres:
Comedy | Romance
IMDB rate:
5.2
Director:
Amy Heckerling
Awards:
1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2000-07-21
Filming Locations: Bryant Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Earnings
Budget: $20,000,000
Opening Weekend: $6,008,611 (USA) (23 July 2000)
Gross: $15,464,026 (USA) (15 October 2000)
Cast
Actor
Character
Mena Suvari
Mena Suvari
Loser
Jason Biggs
Paul Tannek
Zak Orth
Adam
Thomas Sadoski
Chris
Jimmi Simpson
Noah
Greg Kinnear
Prof. Edward Alcott
Dan Aykroyd
Dad
Twink Caplan
Gena
Bobby Slayton
Sal
Robert Miano
Victor
Mollie Israel
Annie
Colleen Camp
Homeless Woman
Andy Dick
Another City Worker
Steven Wright
Panty Hose Customer
Brian Backer
Doctor
Meredith Scott Lynn
Dog Loving Girl
Stuart Cornfeld
Foreman
Taylor Negron
Photographer
Andrea Martin
Professor
Scott Thomson
Cell Phone Guy
Kedar Brown
Jay
Catherine Black
Military Jacket Girl
Rick Demas
Bouncer
Sanjay Talwar
Convenience Cashier
Tracy Dawson
Drug Saleswoman
Carolyn Goff
Kristen
Mike Beaver
Boy at Concert
Richard Blackburn
Security Guard
Billy Otis
Prisoner
Jenny Kim
Student Worker
Alison Sealy-Smith
University Official
Martin Roach
Veterinarian
Heidi Weeks
Saks Saleswoman
Daniela Olivieri
Store Tailor
Kavita Persaud
Hi Ro Student
Corwin Hall
Hi Ro Student
Andrew Storms
Hi Ro Student
Serena Lee
Hi Ro Student
Nick Bacon
Beer Store Clerk
Valerie Boyle
Aunt
Colleen Reynolds
Aunt
Jack Jessop
Grandfather
Mallory Margel
Paul's Sister
Patrick Mark
Bloody Nose Guy
Tanja Jacobs
Party Goer
Darrin Brown
Party Goer
James Barrett
Guy
Rob Tinkler
Bar Patron
Katherine Giaquinto
College Girl
Robinne Fanfair
College Girl
Clare Preuss
College Girl
Sadie LeBlanc
College Girl
Silvana Kane
College Girl
Kerri Michalica
College Girl
Geoffrey Antoine
Coffee Counter Guy
Danny Truelove
Dancing Kid
Marc McMulkin
Dancing Kid
Jonathon Fernandes
Dancing Kid
Tiffany Leonardo
Dancing Kid
Art Alexakis
Himself (uncredited)
Chantal Cousineau
Student
Alan Cumming
Himself /
Noah Danby
Principal
Greg Eklund
Himself (uncredited)
Erin Hill
Dancer /
Forest Lightbody
(uncredited)
Donna 'Chipmunk' McCusker
Student
Craig Montoya
Himself (uncredited)
Christy Patrick
Blond Everclear Fan at Concert
Paul Puzzella
T Shirt Seller
David Spade
Video Store Clerk
Kasia Vassos
High School Student
Haley Woods
College Girl
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Trivia
The character of Dora Diamond is in part inspired by Franz Kafka's girlfriend late in his life, Dora Dymant. Kafka is mentioned in the English class scene in the movie.
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The scene featuring David Spade was filmed in Toronto's first specialty video store Revue Video. Since the store specializes in films (Foreign Language and Classics) other than the ones feature in the scene, the whole look of the store had to be changed.
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Paul's dorm is called Hunt's Hall. Audiences, especially older, might take this as an allusion to actor Huntz Hall, who was born in New York City (the setting of this film). Huntz played Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones, a lively buffoon in the Bowery Boys film series, which followed his time as a Dead End Kid in Dead End and in the subsequent Dead End Kids series. It would be an appropriate connotation, in that the Chris, Adam and Noah characters are all buffoons as well as dead end kids (hedonistic young males with no real future).
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Goofs
The subways used in this movie are clearly not New York City subways. The subways in New York do not have padded seats or rounded windows.
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In the scene where Adam, Chis and Noah are walking down the street talking about how to "Resolve this Paul issue," Noah says "I mean I try to get along with everybody but that guy's got no personality." His lip movement doesn't match up with the audio at the end of the sentence.
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Dora convinces her obviously over-protective mother that she is spending the night with a friend in the "all-girl's dorm." Later, she basically moves in with her professor-boyfriend for what seems like several nights without even a thought of what to tell her mother.
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Quotes
Professor Edward Alcott: Paul, Adam, Chris, Noah - they're all my little honor students, but they couldn't get through a copy of Rolling Stone between the four of them.
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Paul Tannek: Think you could turn it down just a skosh?
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Paul Tannek: What kinda drugs were you giving out here?
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Photos from cast
Mena Suvari