|Directed by||Cameron Crowe|
|Produced by||Cameron Crowe|
|Written by||Cameron Crowe|
|Music by||Paul Westerberg|
|Editing by||Richard Chew|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release date(s)||September 18, 1992|
|Running time||99 min. Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award -winning American Writer and Film director. Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award -winning American Writer and Film director. Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award -winning American Writer and Film director. Bridget Jane Fonda (born January 27, 1964) is an Emmy - and Golden Globe Award -nominated American actress. Campbell Scott (born July 19 1961) is an American Actor, director, producer, and voice artist. Kyra Minturn Sedgwick (born August 19 1965 is an Emmy -nominated and Golden Globe Award -winning American actress. Sheila Kelley (born October 9, 1961) is an American actress One of her most famous roles is that of Gwen Taylor in L Jim True-Frost, born Jim True (born July 31, 1966 in Greenwich, Connecticut) is an American stage television and screen actor Matthew Raymond "Matt" Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe Award - and BAFTA Award -nominated William James Pullman (born December 17, 1953) is an American film television and stage actor James LeGros (born April 27, 1962) is an American Film and Television Actor. Thomas Roy "Tom" Skerritt (born August 25, 1933) is an Emmy Award -winning American Actor who has appeared in over 40 films Dana Erika Eskelson (born February 6, 1971) is an American Television, Film, and Theatre Actress. Paul Westerberg (born December 31 1959 is an American Musician, best known as the former lead singer and songwriter of The Replacements, one of the seminal Tak Fujimoto, ASC is an American Cinematographer. A graduate of the London Film School, he has worked with filmmakers Jonathan Demme, Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar)|
Singles (1992) is a romantic comedy film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The year 1992 in film involved many significant films (For more about films in foreign languages check sources in those languages Romantic comedy films, colloquially known as romcom, are movies with light-hearted humorous plotlines centered around romantic ideals such as a True love able to Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award -winning American Writer and Film director. The film stars Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, and Matt Dillon. Bridget Jane Fonda (born January 27, 1964) is an Emmy - and Golden Globe Award -nominated American actress. Campbell Scott (born July 19 1961) is an American Actor, director, producer, and voice artist. Kyra Minturn Sedgwick (born August 19 1965 is an Emmy -nominated and Golden Globe Award -winning American actress. Matthew Raymond "Matt" Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe Award - and BAFTA Award -nominated
Singles centers around the lives of a group of young people, mostly in their 20s, living in an apartment block, and is divided into chapters. It focuses on the course of two couples' rocky romances, as well as the love lives of their friends and associates. The film stars Bridget Fonda as a coffee-bar waitress fawning over an aspiring musician (Matt Dillon) and Kyra Sedgwick and Campbell Scott as a couple wavering on whether to commit to each other. Bridget Jane Fonda (born January 27, 1964) is an Emmy - and Golden Globe Award -nominated American actress. Matthew Raymond "Matt" Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe Award - and BAFTA Award -nominated Kyra Minturn Sedgwick (born August 19 1965 is an Emmy -nominated and Golden Globe Award -winning American actress. Campbell Scott (born July 19 1961) is an American Actor, director, producer, and voice artist. The events of the film are set against the backdrop of Seattle and the grunge movement in the city during the early 1990s.
Cameron Crowe wrote the part of Janet Livermore specifically for Bridget Fonda to play. Jennifer Jason Leigh was Crowe's first choice for the role of Linda Powell. Jennifer Jason Leigh (born February 5, 1962) is a Golden Globe -nominated and two-time NYFCC Award -winning American Actress When she turned it down, Kyra Sedgwick won the part.
There are brief and early appearances from actors Victor Garber, Paul Giamatti, Jeremy Piven and Eric Stoltz (whom Crowe has said is in all of his films and whom in this film plays the loudmouthed mime), and a rare onscreen appearance from director Tim Burton. Victor Joseph Garber (born March 16, 1949) is a six-time Emmy Award -nominated Canadian film stage and television Actor and Singer Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (born June 6, 1967) is an Academy Award -nominated and Emmy Award -winning American Actor Jeremy Samuel Piven (born July 26 1965 and attended Harand Theater Camp in Elkhart Lake Wisconsin, as a teenager Eric Cameron Stoltz (born September 30, 1961) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor Timothy "Tim" William Burton (born August 25 1958 is an American Film director, Screenwriter and Set designer, notable for the quirky Cameron Crowe himself has a cameo as a rock journalist at a club.
The film includes cameos from key bands from the Seattle music scene of the time, such as Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and grunge favorite Tad Doyle (lead vocalist of the Seattle bands Tad and Hog Molly). Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990 Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle Washington in Hog Molly was a Seattle -based heavy Rock band, formed by Tad Doyle in 2001 after the breakup of his previous band TAD. Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, and Eddie Vedder, all members of Pearl Jam, have small parts as members of Matt Dillon's character Cliff Poncier's fictional band Citizen Dick. Stone Carpenter Gossard (born July 20 1966 in Seattle, Washington) is an American Guitarist and Songwriter. Jeffrey Allen Ament (born March 10 1963 in Havre, Montana) is an American Bassist and Songwriter. Eddie Vedder (born December 23 1964 in Evanston, Illinois) is an American singer, Songwriter, Composer, and Guitarist Their parts were filmed when Pearl Jam was known as Mookie Blaylock. Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has a cameo as the guy who comes out to listen to a car radio. Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American rock musician best known as the Lead singer He also appears in a later scene with his band Soundgarden performing the song "Birth Ritual". The members of Alice in Chains also appear in the film as a bar band, playing the songs "It Ain't Like That" and "Would?". " Would? " is a song by grunge group Alice in Chains, appearing on their 1992 album Dirt.
The film was shot at a number of locations around Seattle and includes scenes at Gas Works Park, Capitol Hill, Jimi Hendrix's grave at Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton and Pike Place Market. Gas Works Park in Seattle Washington is a 191 acre (77000 m² Public park on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company Gasification plant, located Capitol Hill is the second most densely populated Neighborhood in Seattle Washington, United States, after Belltown (in northern downtown James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) (November 27 1942 – September 18 1970 was an American Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter Greenwood Memorial Park is a cemetery in Renton, Washington. It is notable for being the resting place of Jimi Hendrix. Renton is a city in King County, Washington, United States. A suburb situated 13 miles (21 km southeast of Seattle Washington, Renton Pike Place Market is a Public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle Washington, United States. The central coffee shop featured in the film is the now-demolished OK Hotel. The OK Hotel was a bar and music venue located under the viaduct in Seattle 's Pioneer Square district The apartment building is located on the northwest corner of the intersection of E Thomas St & 19th Ave E. Additional concert footage was shot in the now-defunct RKCNDY bar.
Most of Matt Dillon's wardrobe in the movie actually belonged to Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament.  During the making of the film Ament produced a list of song titles for the fictional band, Citizen Dick. Chris Cornell took it as a challenge to write songs for the film using those titles, and "Spoonman" was one of them. " Spoonman " is a song by the American Alternative rock band Soundgarden. An early acoustic version of the song was created and can be heard in the background during a scene of the film. Citizen Dick's song name "Touch Me, I'm Dick" is a word play on the song "Touch Me, I'm Sick" by the Seattle band Mudhoney. Word play is a Literary technique in which the nature of the words that are used become the main subject of the work " Touch Me I'm Sick " is a song by the American Alternative rock band Mudhoney. Mudhoney is an American Grunge band Formed in Seattle Washington in 1988 following the demise of Green River, Mudhoney has for the most of its recording Also, in the inside cover photo to the soundtrack, there is a Citizen Dick CD with the track listing on the CD itself. One of the songs is called "Louder than Larry", a wordplay on the Soundgarden album Louder than Love. Louder Than Love is the second album by the American Alternative rock band Soundgarden, released on September 5 1989 through A&M Records The band name Citizen Dick is a play on the Seattle band "Citizen Sane", which, itself is a play on Citizen Kane. Citizen Kane ( 1941) is an American Dramatic film, and the first Feature film directed by Orson Welles, who also co-authored
While completed in early 1991, the film was not released until September 1992. The film's release went through repeated delays while studio executives debated how to market it. Warner Bros. did not know what to do with the film, but after the grunge scene exploded, the movie was finally released. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and
Singles rode on the heels of Seattle's grunge music boom. The success of and buzz around the film's soundtrack largely eclipsed the film itself, which was neither as commercially nor as critically successful as either Crowe's previous film, Say Anything, or his next film, Jerry Maguire. Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr Nevertheless, Singles has been credited with inspiring a wave of films marketed towards a Generation X audience, spawning numerous imitators (most notably Reality Bites and Threesome). Generation X is a term used to describe generations in the United States and other countries born between the approximate years of 1965 to 1981 the late 1950s and 1960s or Reality Bites is a 1994 film written by Helen Childress and featuring the directorial debut of Ben Stiller. Threesome is a 1994 film written and directed by Andrew Fleming. Tim Appelo wrote in Entertainment Weekly, "With . . . an ambling, naturalistic style, Crowe captures the eccentric appeal of a town where espresso carts sprout on every corner and kids in ratty flannel shirts can cut records that make them millionaires. "
Interestingly, Warner Bros. Television tried immediately to turn Singles into a television series. Warner Bros Television is the television production and distribution arm of Warner Bros When Crowe balked at the notion, the company proceeded with the idea, engaged a new writing and directing team, changing elements and the name to Friends. Friends was an 
One of the few Seattle bands of this era not to have a cameo was Nirvana, and according to Everett True's book Nirvana: The Biography, Kurt Cobain hated this film. Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20 1967 – c April 5 1994 was an American musician who served as lead singer, Guitarist, and songwriter for the Seattle
The Singles soundtrack was was released on June 30, 1992 through Epic and became a best seller three months before the release of the film. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the Usurper Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) Epic Records is an American Record label. It is owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment. The soundtrack included music from key bands from the Seattle music scene of the time, such as Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden. Pearl Jam released two songs on the soundtrack: "Breath" and "State of Love and Trust". " Breath " is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. " State of Love and Trust " is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. The Soundgarden song "Birth Ritual" and Chris Cornell's solo song "Seasons" appear on the soundtrack. Paul Westerberg of The Replacements contributed two songs to the soundtrack and provided the score for the film. Paul Westerberg (born December 31 1959 is an American Musician, best known as the former lead singer and songwriter of The Replacements, one of the seminal The Replacements were an American Alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979 The Smashing Pumpkins also contributed to the soundtrack with the song "Drown". The Smashing Pumpkins are an American Alternative rock band that formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988 " Drown " is a song by Alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins on the 1992 soundtrack to the Cameron Crowe film Singles
Nirvana (who had gained major success a year earlier with the multiplatinum record Nevermind) was the only major grunge band of the time to not appear on the soundtrack. Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen Washington. Nevermind is the second studio album by the American rock band Nirvana, released on September 24 1991 During production, Nirvana were not yet national stars, but by the time the soundtrack was released, the band's song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" had to be cut because it was too costly to buy the rights. " Smells Like Teen Spirit " is a song by the American rock band Nirvana.