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The Last of the Blonde Bombshells -- A woman tries to reunite the swing band she played with during WWII.

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26 August 2000 (USA) See more »
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It's never too late for an encore.
Plot:
A woman tries to reunite the swing band she played with during WWII. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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(11 articles)
User Reviews:
Absolutely Delightful! Bought It To Watch Over & Over Again! See more (36 total) »

Cast

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Judi Dench ... Elizabeth

Ian Holm ... Patrick

Leslie Caron ... Madeleine

Olympia Dukakis ... Dinah
Cleo Laine ... Gwen
Joan Sims ... Betty

Billie Whitelaw ... 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
John Warnaby ... Hibbert

James Cosmo ... McNab

Romola Garai ... Young Elizabeth
Saskia Vale ... Young Betty

Grant Ibbs ... Young Patrick
Ria-Belinda Mundell ... Young Gwen
Patricia Valentine ... Young Annie
Laura Crossley ... Young Evelyn
Lucy Voller ... Young Dinah

Kate Maberly ... Young Madeleine

Clemency Burton-Hill ... Young Vera
Lucy Pawlby ... Young Joan
Harry Jones ... The Wee Man

Peter Youngblood Hills ... Al (as Peter Youngblood-Hills)
Kathryn Pogson ... Young Elizabeth's Mum
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tony Blair ... Himself (uncredited)

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Paul Woodadge ... Guard at US Army base (uncredited)

Directed by
Gillies MacKinnon 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alan Plater 

Produced by
Su Armstrong .... producer
Analisa Barreto .... co-producer
Frank Doelger .... executive producer: HBO
Deirdre Keir .... executive producer: BBC
Simon Wright .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John E. Keane  (as John Keane)
 
Cinematography by
Richard Greatrex 
 
Film Editing by
Pia Di Ciaula 
 
Casting by
Di Carling 
 
Production Design by
Michael Pickwoad 
 
Art Direction by
Kate Lloyd-Spencer  (as Kate Lloyd Spencer)
 
Costume Design by
Frances Tempest 
 
Makeup Department
Kate Benton .... hair stylist
Kate Benton .... makeup artist
Beverley Binda .... hair stylist
Beverley Binda .... makeup artist
Jayne Buxton .... hair stylist
Jayne Buxton .... makeup artist
Julie Dartnell .... hair stylist
Julie Dartnell .... makeup artist
Lisa Westcott .... hair designer
Lisa Westcott .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Tracey Gibbons .... post-production supervisor
Janine Modder .... production manager
Peter Stenning .... unit production manager
Claire Tovey .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Daniels .... first assistant director
Barney Hughes .... third assistant director
Matthew Sharp .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sean Board .... stand-by props
David Creed .... stand-by carpenter
Barry Du Pille .... property master
Roger Edwards .... stand-by props
David Fyson .... property buyer
John Galpin .... dressing props
Robert Gould .... dressing props
Catriona McKail .... art department assistant
Brian Reilly .... stand-by painter
 
Sound Department
Keith Batten .... boom operator
Alistair Crocker .... sound recordist
John Falcini .... re-recording mixer
Anthony Faust .... foley editor
Zane Hayward .... supervising sound editor
Stefan Henrix .... dialogue editor
Gareth John .... sound playback
Andy Kennedy .... adr editor
Andrea King .... foley artist
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Aad Wirtz .... re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Laurent Cordier .... matte painting
Keith Devlin .... 2D compositor
Steve Garrad .... digital effects producer
Chris George .... 3D animation
Chris Gibbons .... 2D lead compositor
Chris Gibbons .... lead digital compositor: Cinesite
Dan Harrod .... 2D compositor
Pete Oldroyd .... 2D compositor
Alex Smith .... 2D rotoscoping
Niki Wakefield .... 2D rotoscoping
 
Stunts
Nick Powell .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joss Barratt .... still photographer
Milly Donaghy .... camera trainee
Pat Garrett .... grip
Chris Jorn .... generator operator
Richard Law .... stand-by rigger
Janine Modder .... additional photographer
Barrie More .... best boy
Jay Jay Odedra .... focus puller
Ed Rutherford .... clapper loader
Martyn Welland .... electrician
Jimmy Wilson .... gaffer
Martin Yelland .... electrician
Danny Young .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Charlotte Bellamy .... casting assistant
Ray Knight .... extras casting
Cherry Parker .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shirley Kevin .... assistant costume designer
Fiona McCann .... costume assistant
Shirley Nevin .... assistant costume designer
Faith Thomas .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Skip Kimball .... colorist: high definition, Los Angeles
Tony Osborne .... on-line editor: high definition, UK
Dan Roberts .... assistant editor
Paul Smith .... post-production assistant
 
Location Management
Adam Richards .... location manager
 
Music Department
Pierre Boussaguet .... coach: bass
Paul Bridge .... coach: bass
Lennie Bush .... musician
John Dankworth .... music arranger: Cleo Laine's songs
Glenn Drewes .... coach: trumpet
Tony Fisher .... musician
Alex M Garnett .... coach: saxophone (as Alex Garnett)
Alan Granley .... musician
Dave Green .... coach: bass
Max Harris .... music arranger
Jimmy Hastings .... coach: saxophone
Michael Higham .... music editor (as Mike Higham)
John Horler .... musician
Peter Hughes .... musician's contractor
Peter Hughes .... musician
Phil Lee .... musician
Adrian Macintosh .... coach: drums
Ken McCarthy .... coach: piano
Eddie Mordue .... musician
Andy Paniani .... coach: saxophone
George Patterson .... coach: trumpet
Steve Price .... music recording engineer
Ralph Salmins .... coach: drums
Ron Shillingford .... music copyist
Kathy Stobart .... coach: saxophone
Pete Strange .... coach: trombone
David Walter .... music recording assistant
Peter Waygood .... music supervisor
Tommy Whittle .... musician
Pia Di Ciaula .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Brian Agar .... unit driver
Bob Beaton .... unit driver
Steven Bennett .... unit driver
Rob Bourne .... driver: wardrobe truck
Mark Costick .... driver: construction truck
Gerry Floyd .... unit driver
Jeremy Jacobs .... unit driver
Chris Jorn .... driver
David Lloyd .... unit driver
Chris Parker .... driver: makeup truck
Jason Woodall .... driver: camera truck
 
Other crew
Robert Bailey .... assistant accountant
Keith Bryant .... laboratory liaison
Steven Edwicker .... production accountant
Simon Fraser .... production coordinator
Jason Guberman .... assistant to executive producer
Marvin Hall .... high definition consultant: Los Angeles
Barbara Hampshire .... stand-in
Carla MacKinnon .... assistant: Mr. MacKinnon
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Mike Prudence .... high definition consultant: UK
Andy Quested .... high definition consultant: UK
Julie Rasmussen .... assistant to vice president of production
Roger Andrew Reid .... high definition consultant: Los Angeles (as Roger Reid)
Megan Roberts .... floor runner
Quinny Sacks .... choreographer
Olive Segré .... title producer
Nicola Short .... production runner
Emily Stillman .... production assistant
John Triplett .... stand-in
Katherine Wenning .... creative consultant (as Kathy Wenning)
Elizabeth West .... script supervisor (as Liz West)
Jen Lambert .... unit nurse (uncredited)
Dean Wares .... titles typography (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated PG-13 for some strong language
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83 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film contains the last acting performance of Joan Sims.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
[Patrick enters the pub carrying a huge bunch of flowers]
Elizabeth:Here's my lift.
Patricia:Mum! Who's he?
Elizabeth:My fancy man.
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Soundtrack:
When the World Was YoungSee more »

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19 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely Delightful! Bought It To Watch Over & Over Again!, 22 June 2001
Author: Philaura from Hollywood, CA

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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