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Swing (1999)

R | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 7 May 1999 (UK)
An optimistic guy is arrested and thrown in jail, while there he learns the saxophone from a fellow inmate. Once he's released from jail, he and a few friends form a swing band while he ... See full summary »

Director:

Nick Mead

Writers:

Su Lim (story), Nick Mead (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hugo Speer ... Martin 'Marty' Luxford
Lisa Stansfield ... Joan Woodcock
Paul Usher Paul Usher ... Liam Luxford
Tom Bell ... Sid Luxford
Rita Tushingham ... Mags Luxford
Danny McCall Danny McCall ... Andy
Alexei Sayle ... Mighty Mac
Clarence Clemons ... Jack
Scot Williams ... Buddy
James Hicks ... Oi
Nerys Hughes ... Maria
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ... Uncle Matty
Jimmy Nail ... Arthur
Gavin Watson Gavin Watson ... Orangeman / Piano
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Huyton Jon Huyton ... Assistant Hotel Manager
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Storyline

An optimistic guy is arrested and thrown in jail, while there he learns the saxophone from a fellow inmate. Once he's released from jail, he and a few friends form a swing band while he tries to win back his girlfriend who married the police officer who arrested him! Written by Michael G. Moen <michael.moen@asu.edu>

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Getting this dream off the ground takes some pretty fancy footwork!

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Swing - Ritmos E Desejos See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Jack: Playing the sax is like telling the truth. You never have to tell the same lie twice - if you tell the truth.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, they mention five hamsters were killed in the making of this film...and how if they had not moved, the staple gun would not have been used. See more »

Soundtracks

Why Do We Call It Love
Written by Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney, Richard Derbyshire
Performed by Lisa Stansfield
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Nice feel good film.
12 May 1999 | by dano1See all my reviews

I watched this film on it's first showing in Great Yarmouth .The film starts a little slowly but really gets going when Oi comes on the scene. James Hicks, as the skinhead, was one of the key roles. Lisa gave a great performance and should sing more jazz. I really enjoyed the "feel good" nature of the show.


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