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Suwingu gâruzu (2004)

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

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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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Budget:

JPY 500,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

The video game that Tomoko's sister is playing in the house scene is called Space Channel 5 Part 2 for the Playstation 2. The second song the Swing Girls play during the concert is the main theme from the game. The song is called Mexican Flyer by Ken Woodman. 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 »

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In the Mood
Written by Wingy Manone, Andy Razaf and Joe Garland
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Thoroughly Enjoyable
8 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From the beginning you realize that this is not a silly teen movie about a group of girls who act initially as substitutes for the school brass band. This movie actually has so much heart, its great to watch. Its full of good humor and all the girls of the title are engaging. Part of the time I was reminded of "Hula Girls", which has a premise that is a bit similar, but this is a better film. Its also better than the also similar "Linda Linda Linda". The girls learn jazz, going through the usual learning curves. The success or failure of this film hinges upon whether you like the characters, and I do. They are not caricatures, not over the top, just girls who want to play jazz. Another thing I liked a lot was that the film doesn't have any soppy coming of age romance subplots, which would retract from the fun of this. No need to go into what happens, its fairly obvious, but this obvious is fun to watch. Highly recommended.


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