Directed by Doug Liman. With Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham, Jon Favreau, Ron Livingston. A wannabe actor has a hard time moving on from a break-up, but he is lucky to have supportive friends. Swingers is a 1996 comedy that follows insecure Mike and smooth-talking Trent, two retro-hip showbiz wanna-bes, as they make the scene at various clubs in Hollywood and Vegas.. Directed by Doug Liman and written by Jon Favreau.