Slacker Poster

Release Date: July 3rd, 1991

DVD Release Date: September 14th, 2004

R|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Austin, Texas, is an Eden for the young and unambitious, from the enthusiastically eccentric to the dangerously apathetic. Here, the nobly lazy can eschew responsibility in favor of nursing their esoteric obsessions. The locals include a backseat philosopher (Richard Linklater) who passionately expounds on his dream theories to a seemingly comatose cabbie (Rudy Basquez), a young woman who tries to hawk Madonna's Pap test to anyone who will listen and a kindly old anarchist looking for recruits.

Cast: Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey, Richard Linklater, Mark James, Stephan Hockey

Director: Richard Linklater

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: House, Bar, Offbeat, Amusing, 1990s, Playful, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Linklater`s creation is delightfully daffy-far better, as one of the slackers puts it, than a sharp stick in the eye. show more

  • Slacker is not always so purposefully creepy, but it's often as darkly funny; none of its characters is what you'd call normal, but the film's off-kilter view is such that they seem utterly in tune with their odd lives and odder times. [29 May 1992, p.5]

  • The point is not really what is said, but the tone of voice, the word choices, the conversational strategies, the sense of life going on all the time, everywhere, all over town. show more

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