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Swing Girls (2004)

Suwingu gâruzu (original title)
A tale of delinquent and lazy school girls. In their efforts to cut remedial summer math class, they end up poisoning and replacing the schools brass band.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juri Ueno ...
Tomoko Suzuki (Tenor Sax)
Yûta Hiraoka ...
Takuo Nakamura (Piano)
Shihori Kanjiya ...
Yoshie Saito (Trumpet)
Yuika Motokariya ...
Kaori Sekiguchi (Trombone)
Yukari Toyoshima ...
Naomi Tanaka (Drums)
Kana Sekine ...
Hiromi Watanabe
Asuka ...
Chika Kubo
Fumiko Mizuta ...
Yuka Yamamoto (Bass)
Chiyo Nakamura ...
Emiko Okamura
Masae Nemoto ...
Akemi Otsu
Madoka Matsuda ...
Yumiko Shimizu
Mutsumi Kanazaki ...
Rie Ishikawa
Nagisa Abe ...
Reiko Shimoda (Trumpet)
Misa Nagashima ...
Misato Miyazaki
Eri Maehara ...
Kayo Yoshida
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A tale of delinquent and lazy school girls. In their efforts to cut remedial summer math class, they end up poisoning and replacing the schools brass band.

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Girls meet Jazz!!!

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Drama | Comedy | Music

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Release Date:

11 September 2004 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Swing Girls  »

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY 500,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$111,382 (Hong Kong) (2 September 2005)
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Trivia

All the music scores in the movie were actually performed by the actor and actresses themselves. They were not dubbed. See more »

Quotes

Nakamura, Yuta: [after being told by Sekiguchi that she used to collect matsutake mushrooms in grandpa's woods] Amazing, does your family own this whole forest?
Sekiguchi, Kaori: Nope.
Nakamura, Yuta: How far can we pick?
Sekiguchi, Kaori: How far?
Nakamura, Yuta: Don't these woods belong to your grandpa?
Sekiguchi, Kaori: No, they belong to my mother's friend's cousin's grandpa.
Nakamura, Yuta: So this grandpa isn't your grandpa?
Tanaka, Naomi: Japanese language can be so vague.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, the characters from the movie lip-sync along with "Love" by Nat King Cole. See more »

Soundtracks

L. O. V. E.
Written by Bert Kaempfert and Milton Gabler
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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Wonderful!
17 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got to see this as it was released in Japan on DVD and it does have English subtitles. 'Swing Girls' has got to be the funniest and most honest 'feel-good' flick I have seen a very long time. Having lived in Japan for a number of years and having two Japanese daughters (one playing in a junior high school orchestra), I feel I'm qualified to at least say that the 'silly Japanese school girl' is portrayed in the best possible light. So if there are silly situations, it is only because they are a bunch of silly girls that have to come clean in a serious situation, i.e. high school competition. Other than not meeting any of Uncle Waldo's criteria for a five-star movie, I have no idea why this movie is not already distributed in USA. And that is a shame.


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