Director Liman also used the film to help launch a successful career in Hollywood (he would later be known for The Bourne Identity), and it was the first major film for Livingston.
A critical and commercial hit, the film helped propel Favreau, Vaughn, Graham, and Livingston to stardom, while also launching Liman's directing career as he won the award for Best New Filmmaker at the 1997 MTV Movie Awards.This film was rated #58 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies".In addition to casting their friends in key roles, Favreau and Vaughn gave cameo roles to their family members.Vaughn's father, Vernon Vaughn, plays the lucky gambler at the 0-minimum blackjack table, while Favreau's grandmother, Joan Favreau, is the lucky gambler at the -minimum blackjack table.Swingers was filmed on location at several Los Angeles nightclubs, particularly in the hip Los Feliz neighborhood, including the Dresden Lounge and the Derby.
The Las Vegas scenes were filmed primarily in two locations, with the exterior casino shots taking place at the Stardust Resort & Casino and all the subsequent interior shots being filmed at the Fremont Hotel and Casino, farther north in downtown Las Vegas.In particular, he caught the eye of Steven Spielberg when a copy of the film was sent to the director so they could clear the rights for the Jaws music.Spielberg later cast Vaughn in The Lost World: Jurassic Park.by a group of Los Angeles Times writers and editors with two criteria: "The movie had to communicate some inherent truth about the L. experience, and only one film per director was allowed on the list". "Swingers", was released in 1999 and contained a single version of "Magic Man" by Heart (which had most of an instrumental section edited out, and was cut down to 3 minutes and 29 seconds) and a studio version of "Staying Alive" by lounge act Marty and Elayne, with other tracks inspired by the film.There are two collections from the film; the first soundtrack, Swingers: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture, was released in 1996 and contained original music by composer Justin Reinhardt under the name "The Jazz Jury" as well as music by various artists included in the film. The film was honored on the 2007 Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards.