Synopsis: Told from three perspectives, a story of a bunch of young Californians trying to get some cash, do and deal some drugs, score money and sex in Las Vegas, and generally experience the rush of life.
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Doug Liman
Production: Columbia Pictures
  5 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

You know what I like about Christmas?

The surprises.

You get this box and you're

sure of what's inside.

You shake it, weigh it.

You're convinced you have it pegged.

No doubt in your mind.

But then you open it

and it's different.

You know. Wow! Bang! Surprise!

I mean, it's kind of like

you and me here, you know?

I'm not saying it's anything it's not.

Come on, this time yesterday,

who would've thunk it?

Paper or plastic?

Paper or plastic?

- Paper or plastic?

- Both.

You didn't double my coupons?

They're at the bottom in red,

where it says "double coupons."

You can't put bleach in

the same bag as food. It's poison.

Don't think you're something

you're not. I had your job.

Look how far it got you.

Nothing brings back warm holiday

memories like the songs you love.

- Don't.

- Why not?

Because she's been on for 14 hours.

- Ronna?

- No.

- I didn't ask yet.

- The answer's no.

Christmas is a time for giving.


Pardon me if I'm not in

a holly-jolly mood right now.

I'm getting evicted.


They wouldn't evict you at Christmas.

You'd be ho-ho-homeless.

- How much you owe?

- $380.

- That's nothing.

- It's more than I got.

Want my shift?

My best mates are going

to Las Vegas this weekend.

I've never been.

I'm told it's incredible.

If you take my shift,

I can go with them. Everybody wins.

Cash up front?


I'll throw in an extra $20

for a blowjob.

Any available cashier.

I need a cashier up at the front.

Look, I went the last time.

Okay. Dead Celebrities.

Loser goes up.

Omar Sharif.

Steve McQueen.

Michael Landon.

Lee Marvin.


Malcolm X.

You can't say Malcolm X.

He's famous. He's dead.

That's a rule.

Nothing starts with an "X."

That's not my problem.

You can challenge.

- I challenge.

- Bullshit!

Give me one dead celebrity

that begins with an "X."


There is one.

I know I thought of one before.

Break was over four minutes ago.

Who's up front?

I am.

X erxes.

X erxes.

Some dead pharaoh guy,

and his name starts with an "X."

That wasn't it.

Never heard of fucking X erxes.

Pharaoh could've saved your ass.

There's an opera about him.

X erxes.

I took Music Appreciation twice.

What do you mean, he's snowed in?

What's he doing in Chicago anyway?

Look, just call me

when you get to a landline.

He can't get out of the airport.

We're fucked.

Is the British guy still here?

He went to Vegas for the weekend.



...Ronna. Right?

Where can I get something

to go with this juice?

Doughnuts, aisle four.

I was hoping for something

more euphoric.

The British guy hooks us up.

How much?

- Twenty at $20.

- You're overpaying.

We're desperate. We're going to

a party at a warehouse. What is it?

"Mary X-mas Superfest."

- You going?

- We had a pre-party planned.

But it's all or nothing

because there's 20 of us.

My friend's stuck in Chicago.

He was supposed to come through for us.

We're dead.

If you could do anything...

...to help us out...


I'll see.

Give me your number.

Kick ass! Thank you.

So you wanna buy all this OJ?


You know Simon's in Vegas?

I don't need Simon. I'm going to Todd.

Todd Gaines?

Who's Todd Gaines?

That's Simon's dealer.

You can't go around Simon like that.

Listen, if Simon were here,

which he's not, he'd charge $15...

...when he gets it for $10.

Times 20 hits, that's $100.

It's a leap. You're moving up

the drug food chain without permission.

You shouldn't do this.

Why can't you chill the f*ck out, okay?

It's just once.

When Simon gets back, we can still

overpay if it makes you happy.

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