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The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  26 August 2000 (USA)
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A woman tries to reunite the swing band she played with during WWII.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Elizabeth
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Patrick
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Madeleine
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Dinah
Cleo Laine ...
Gwen
Joan Sims ...
Betty
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Evelyn
June Whitfield ...
Annie
Thelma Ruby ...
Vera
Millie Findlay ...
Joanna
Felicity Dean ...
Patricia
Nicholas Palliser ...
Edward (as Nicholas Pallister)
Valentine Pelka ...
Leslie
Carla MacKinnon ...
Carol
Dom Chapman ...
Paul
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After Elizabeth's husband dies, she begins to play her tenor saxophone again, and remembers when she was 15 and a member of the Blonde Bombshells, an all-girl (with one exception) swing band. Accompanied by the exception and urged on by her grand-daughter, Elizabeth hunts up all the old members of the band and urges them to perform, and in doing so, learns more than she knew about the band, its members, the roses on the drum set, and herself--the last of the Blonde Bombshells. Written by Kathy Li

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It's never too late for an encore.

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

Az utolsó szőke bombázó  »

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The film contains the last acting performance of Joan Sims. See more »

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When the girls are walking across the rubble after the bombings we see one of the girls in a red coat wearing trainers. See more »

Quotes

[Elizabeth's children have found out that she's busking on the streets]
Edward: Doesn't it strike you that what you're doing is a bit... well... degrading?
Elizabeth: Well you try it. Last week we had a request from a tourist for the Japanese national anthem. That's unique that is. So we gave him 'One fine day' from Madame Butterfly and a joke about Pearl Harbor.
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You Rascal You
Written by Spo-De-Odee
Performed by The Blonde Bombshells
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Absolutely delightful
24 September 2001 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

I'm so glad I happened to see this video at the store. I was looking for some happy movies and this one turned out to be a true gem. I loved that the movie, a love story of sorts, wasn't about some beautiful twenty-somethings; rather, it's a story of some beautiful sixty-somethings, who used used to be twenty-somethings. It's a good, well written, and wonderfully acted story with fabulous WWII band music thrown in as well. It's also got a delightful surprise in it for Scottish castle lovers. It left me smiling and ready to watch it again, which I did a couple more times before I turned it in. I highly recommend it.


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