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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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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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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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£132,138 (UK) (9 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 »

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Baby, I Need Your Loving
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland
Performed by Lisa Stansfield
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_Swing_ swings from gritty naturalism to bizarre implausiblity
11 June 1999 | by (Cork, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Where would a jealous cop try to forment a riot in a hotel to win his wife back from the leader of a swing band? In contemporary Liverpool, if this film is to be believed. Mind you, it also asks us to believe that the same band leader, who's a Catholic, vows to bring up his kids as protestants in return for the use of a band hall. _Swing_ can't seem to make up its mind whether it wants to be a zany comedy of a piece of naturalism in the British Social Realist tradition, and this schizophrenia often irritates. It's got some entertaining scenes , though, some great music and good acting, particularly from the sexy Lisa Stansfield.


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