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Swing Shift (1984)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  13 April 1984 (USA)
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A woman finds romance when she takes a job at an airport plant to help make ends meet after her husband goes off to war.

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Kay Walsh
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Mike 'Lucky' Lockhart
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Archibald 'Biscuits' Touie
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Jack Walsh
Sudie Bond ...
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Jeannie
Patty Maloney ...
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Violet
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Edith
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Johnny Bonnaro
Morris 'Tex' Biggs ...
Clarence
Reid Cruickshanks ...
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Danny Darst ...
Deacon (as Daniel Dean Darst)
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Rupert George
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Storyline

In 1941 America Kay and her husband are happy enough until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against his wishes, his wife takes a job at the local aircraft plant where she meets Hazel, the singer from across the way to whom she hadn't previously been all that nice. The two soon become firm friends and with the other girls become increasingly expert workers able to ride the jibes of the male workforce. As the war drags on Kay finally goes on a date with her trumpet playing foreman and life inevitably starts to get complicated. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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When America marched off to war the women marched into the factory. From then on...nothing was the same.

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13 April 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tjejen som jobbade skift  »

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$6,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The scene taking place on the pier was filmed at Long Beach Navy Base. You can see the USS New Jersey, recently restored upgraded and home-ported there, over Goldy's shoulder. This gave the effect of the scene happening at the end of WWII as the New Jersey was a WWII battleship. See more »

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The Navy rank patch is displayed on Fred Ward's right sleeve when it should be on his left. See more »

Quotes

Kay Walsh: You, big...
Moon Willis: Big... yeah?
Kay Walsh: You big... fat...
Moon Willis: What?
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Soundtracks

Serenade in Blue
Composed by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
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Great Depiction Of The Era
11 April 2002 | by (Philadelphia , PA) – See all my reviews

December 7, 1941 ...........

That is what this film is about , World War II And it's affects it has on a family when a loved one goes away for a long period of time.

Goldie Hawn is superb as is Christine Lahti and Kurt Russell the three stars of the film , Well Acted by all ............

Also Look for a rather young Ed Harris as Goldie's Husband who goes off to war and Holly Hunter as Her Co-Worker in the Aviation Factory . Also a Great Score By Carly Simon singing the main title song .


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