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Swing (1999)

 -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  7 May 1999 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Martin 'Marty' Luxford
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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  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£132,138 (UK) (7 May 1999)

Gross:

£277,762 (UK) (14 May 1999)
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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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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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Il pranzo goloso
Written by Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney
Performed by Michael Temperley
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Thank goodness for feel good movies!
26 July 2000 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

This movie simply makes you smile. I can't understand why so many people need to dissect a movie into a trillion pieces and examine the underlying meanings and hidden agendas. Sometimes all one needs to do is sit back, relax and just enjoy a movie, like I did with this one. The music was great and there were some good laughs. Who cares if the plot is implausible? The whole point of watching a feel good movie like this is that it's detached from reality - I live in reality and sometimes I need to escape it!


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