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Swing (1999)

R  |   |  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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Mags Luxford
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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  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£132,138 (UK) (7 May 1999)

Gross:

£277,762 (UK) (14 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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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

T'Aint What You Do
Written by Sy Oliver, James Young
Performed by Lisa Stansfield
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Sweet feelgood movie, yet clever and witty
11 February 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This was a very sweet, "feel-good" movie that we enjoyed very much on the recommendation of three or four of our friends in England. We waited for the US opening but all we saw of the movie was the excellent soundtrack CD, so had to rent it on video. The script was clever and witty and the music was wonderful... and it would have been even better on the big screen! Lisa Stansfield was surprisingly good (even if the role was probably not a huge stretch for her!) Recommended!


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