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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 »

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Cast

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Martin 'Marty' Luxford
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Joan Woodcock
Paul Usher ...
Liam Luxford
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Sid Luxford
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Mags Luxford
Danny McCall ...
Andy
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Mighty Mac
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Jack
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Buddy
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Oi
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Maria
Tom Georgeson ...
Uncle Matty
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Arthur
Gavin Watson ...
Orangeman / Piano
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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!

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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7 May 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Swing - Ritmos E Desejos  »

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Opening Weekend:

£132,138 (UK) (7 May 1999)
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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

Mack the Knife
Written by Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht
English translation by Marc Blitzstein
Performed by Lisa Stansfield
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excellent
23 February 1999 | by (nottingham england) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on pre release before Christmas; Clarence Clemons is sax protagonist to Hugo Speer in prison, the beginning of a new career for Speer as leader of a swing band. This is a most entertaining funny movie with humour so black at times you wonder whether you should really be laughing. The Catholic / Protestant antagonism that underlies Speer's family, has a humour that could fail to amuse only the most staunch defenders of the divide. Lisa Stansfield plays her first acting role and does so with style, watch out for Nery's Hughes ( of 'Liverbird' fame ) playing Lisa's open minded Italian mother, who does little to disuade her from keeping her distance from her ex, Speer, and even less to persuade her to stay with her policeman husband ( the one who arrested Speer ).


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