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'Swingers'

Doug Liman directed — and star Jon Favreau wrote — "Swingers," a breezy 1996 film about a group of friends (including Vince Vaughn and Ron Livingston) who hang out while awaiting their big break in Tinseltown. One midnight, Mike (Favreau) and Trent (Vaughn) head out to Vegas. Game Play: The impoverished duo end up playing blackjack without much success, though they pick up two waitresses. Favreau’s grandmother, Joan, is the winner at the $5 minimum table while Vaughn’s father, Vernon, is a winner at the $100 minimum table. Many of the casino scenes were shot without a permit and the actors were eventually asked to leave by a police officer, who at least allowed them to finish their scene. Miramax Films
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