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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 overview, first billed only:
Cleo Laine ...
Joan Sims ...
June Whitfield ...
Thelma Ruby ...
Millie Findlay ...
Felicity Dean ...
Nicholas Palliser ...
Edward (as Nicholas Pallister)
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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.


Comedy | Music

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

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 »


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 »


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The Pirate King
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by William S. Gilbert
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Absolutely Delightful! Bought It To Watch Over & Over Again!
22 June 2001 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Charming in every way, this film is perfect if you're in the mood to feel good. If you love jazz music, it is a must see. If you enjoy seeing loveable characters that make you smile, can bring a tear to your eye and swing like there's no tomorrow this film is for you. If you are looking for an intense, deep, heavy piece of art to be dissected and analyzed perhaps you best stick with something by Darren Aronofsky (in other words - reviewer djjohn lighten up, don't you know a good time when you see one!) My only complaint is that the movie was just too darn short. I guess I'll just have to watch it several more times to get my fill.

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