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The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000)

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

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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)
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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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Comedy | Music

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »
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26 August 2000 (USA)  »

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

Joanna: So you were the only man in the band?
Patrick: Just me and all those chicks.
Elizabeth: Oh do you mind? I'm not and never have been a chick.
Joanna: How did you get the job?
Patrick: Well, they couldn't find a girl who played the drums. I had a quiet word with Betty the Bandleader, two pairs of nylon stockings and the job was mine.
Elizabeth: Also he was on the run.
Patrick: Also I was on the run.
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Featured in The Unforgettable Joan Sims (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
Music by Sam H. Stept
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Charles Tobias
Performed by The Blonde Bombshells
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Amazing
22 July 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film was in one word amazing! I have only seen it twice and have been hunting it everywhere. A beautiful ensemble of older screen gems who still have that energy. Judy Denchs ability to carry the whole film was amazing. Her subtle chemistry with the knight in stolen armour was great


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