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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
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Uncle Matty
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Arthur
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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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7 May 1999 (UK)  »

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Swing - Ritmos E Desejos  »

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£132,138 (UK) (7 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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I Thought That's What You Liked About Me
Written by Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney, Richard Derbyshire
Performed by Georgie Fame
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LISA STANSFIELD Shines as well as SWINGS!
25 March 2003 | by (Stansfield, USA) – See all my reviews

A delightful movie full of GREAT MUSIC and big laughs. Loved it from start to finish, but it really could have survived without the four-letter words. A PG or PG-13 rating would have resulted in an age group being able to get acquainted with Ms. Stansfield's great vocals. The diva is best know for her 1989 hit "All Around The World" and the 1996 remake of the Barry White song, "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up." She has the perfect voice for Jazz and Big Band music and "Swing" was the appropriate vehicle to showcase it. Hope this is the start of many more movies for Miss Lisa! A definite MUST-SEE, MUST-OWN movie for STANSFIELD FANS!


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