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A close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun lead to more difficult choices as the Nazis begin tightening the grip on... See more »

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Peter Müller
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Thomas Berger
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Arvid
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Frau Müller
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Evey
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Willi Müller
Julia Stemberger ...
Frau Linge
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Otto
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Emil Lutz
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Herr Schumler
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Herr Hinz
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Bannführer
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Helga (as Jessica Stevenson)
Carl Brincat ...
H.J. Thug
Mary Fogarty ...
Mama Klara Müller (as Mary Fogerty)
Karel Belohradský ...
Bismarck Owner
Peter Baikie ...
Bismarck Bandleader
Jennifer Chamberlain ...
Swing Girl with Thomas
Lucie Vackárová ...
Swing Girl with Peter
Katerina Danková ...
Evey's School Friend
Magdaléna Chrzová ...
Evey's School Friend
Jirí Málek ...
Jewish Boy (as Jirí Malek)
Metin Yenal ...
Customer in Bookshop
Arthur White ...
Alberti
Marek Libert ...
Whistling H.J.
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Pastry Shop Woman
Petr Jákl ...
Policeman in Marketplace
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Dr. Dietrich Berger
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Frau Berger
John Streitburger ...
Dr. Keppler
Hana Cízková ...
Frau Keppler
Petr Lepsa ...
Cafe Trichter Owner
Warnar Van Eeden ...
Cafe Trichter Bandleader
Andrew Kitchen ...
Gestapo at Cafe Trichter
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Small Club Owner
Joseph Bennett ...
Luftwaffe Pilot
Roman Janousek ...
Luftwaffe Pilot
Richard Hanson ...
H.J. Fink
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Gestapo Arresting Berger
Sarka Horcikova ...
Berger's Maid
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Speaker at H.J. Rally
Vladimír Matejcek ...
Funeral Pastor
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Gestapo with Ashes (as John Duval)
Marie Vorlova ...
Woman #1 with Ashes
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Girl with Ashes
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Woman #2 with Ashes
Sabine Skalla ...
Cafe Bismarck Singer
Liam Burke ...
Featured Dancer (as Billy Burke)
Sven Daum ...
Featured Dancer
Gregorey Garrison ...
Featured Dancer
Ulf Garritzmann ...
Featured Dancer
Ideal Getinkaya ...
Featured Dancer
Ines Goritz ...
Featured Dancer
Bettina Heyroth ...
Featured Dancer
Dita Kalibova ...
Featured Dancer
Dana Kopacova ...
Featured Dancer
Britta Krause ...
Featured Dancer
Ivan Landa ...
Featured Dancer
Tomas Mesner ...
Featured Dancer
Anna Montanaro ...
Featured Dancer
Cathy Murdoch ...
Featured Dancer
Vaclav Muska ...
Featured Dancer
Melinda O'Connor ...
Featured Dancer
Julie Oram ...
Featured Dancer
Tessa Pattani ...
Featured Dancer
Lenka Pesatova ...
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Tini Stoll ...
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Pavel Svoboda ...
Featured Dancer
Freya Trampert ...
Featured Dancer
Klara Vejvodova ...
Featured Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mickey Blaine ...
Swing Kid #6 (uncredited)
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Herr Knopp, Gestapo (uncredited)
Paul Covington ...
Luftwaffe Officer (uncredited)
Christopher Yohe ...
Swing Kid #2 (uncredited)

Directed by

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Thomas Carter

Written by

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Jonathan Marc Feldman ... (written by)

Produced by

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Harry Benn ... co-producer
Mark Gordon ... producer
John Bard Manulis ... producer
Frank Marshall ... executive producer
Christopher Meledandri ... executive producer

Music by

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James Horner

Cinematography by

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Jerzy Zielinski

Film Editing by

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Michael R. Miller

Editorial Department

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Randy Bricker ... apprentice editor
Tristan M. Brighty ... first assistant film editor
Richard Candib ... additional editor
Kate Crossley ... apprentice editor
Sarah Flack ... apprentice editor
Dale E. Grahn ... color timer
Jack Hofstra ... additional editor
George Komrower ... apprentice editor: Prague
Alexandra Leviloff ... assistant film editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed ... negative cutter
Christy Richmond ... assistant film editor
Karen I. Stern ... additional editor
Sherry Stockler ... apprentice editor
Patrick Paul Mullane ... apprentice film editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Deborah Aquila

Production Design by

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Allan Cameron

Art Direction by

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Tony Reading
Steve Spence

Set Decoration by

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Ros Shingleton

Costume Design by

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Jenny Beavan

Makeup Department

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Paul Engelen ... key makeup artist
Colin Jamison ... key hair stylist
Jan Jamison ... hair stylist
Ales Kocian ... makeup artist: Prague
Tereza Kolihova ... hair stylist: Prague
Ivana Korcikova ... hair stylist: Prague

Production Management

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Jan Balzer ... production supervisor: Prague
Jaroslav Kucera ... assistant production manager: Prague
Oldrich Mach ... production manager: Prague
Michal Prikryl ... assistant production manager: Prague
Tom Sachs ... unit production manager
Katerina Schauerová ... production supervisor
Steven Tyler Sahlein ... post production executive (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sean Fuller ... trainee assistant director
Marcia Gay ... second assistant director
Krystof Hanzlík ... assistant director: Prague
Zbynek Honzík ... crowd assistant director: Prague
David B. Householter ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Alan Booth ... construction coordinator
Gary Dawson ... property master
Michal Krska ... art director: Prague
Pavel Nový ... construction manager
Olga Rosenfelderova ... assistant art director: Prague
Peter Rutherford ... production buyer
Karel Vanásek ... property master: Prague
David Wescott ... standby painter
Michael White ... storyboard artist
Jan Zeman ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Don Banks ... boom operator: UK
David E. Campbell ... re-recording mixer
Tomas Cervenka ... cable person
Midge Costin ... sound editor
Marva Fucci ... assistant sound editor
David Gertz ... foley mixer
Howell Gibbens ... sound editor
Matthew Harrison ... foley editor (as Matt Harrison)
Allen Hurd ... sound recordist
Suhail Kafity ... sound editor
Doc Kane ... adr mixer
R.J. Kizer ... supervising adr editor
Victoria Martin ... foley artist / foley editor
F. Hudson Miller ... sound editor
Maggie Ostroff ... assistant sound editor
R.J. Palmer ... sound editor
John T. Reitz ... re-recording mixer
Gregg Rudloff ... re-recording mixer
Christopher C. Schiavo ... assistant sound editor
Ivan Sharrock ... production sound mixer
George Watters II ... supervising sound editor
Denise Whiting ... adr editor (as Denise Whiting-Gontz)
David Williams ... sound editor

Special Effects by

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Garth Inns ... special effects coordinator / special effects supervisor
Martin Kulhánek ... special effects technician: Prague
Jirí Vater ... special effects assistant: Prague

Stunts

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Marc Boyle ... stunt coordinator
Pavel Cajzl ... stunts
Gerry Crampton ... stunts
David Cronnelly ... stunts
Dusan Hyska ... stunts
Paul Jennings ... stunts
Yirka Kraus ... stunts
Jan Petrina ... stunts
Mark Southworth ... stunts
Eddie Stacey ... stunts
Joey Box ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bob Bridges ... second assistant camera
Ivan Chalupa ... grip: Prague
George Cole ... gaffer
Frank Connor ... still photographer
Sean Connor ... clapper loader (as Sean Conner)
Jim Coward ... generator operator
Martin Hume ... camera operator
George Hunt ... best boy electric
Nigel Kirton ... Steadicam operator
Lukas Klika ... grip: Prague
Antonin Marik ... assistant camera: Prague second unit / focus puller
Miroslav Ptack ... rigger: Prague
Luke Quigley ... dolly grip
Lubos Simecek ... gaffer: Prague
Tony Spratling ... camera operator: second unit
Pavel Stark ... electrician: Prague
Petr Sulc ... electrician: Prague
Jiri Svenha ... best boy electric: Prague
John Turner ... electrician
Jaroslav Ungr ... grip: Prague
Jirí Vrána ... electrician: Prague
Tim Wooster ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Alison Zimet Danese ... casting associate: USA
Noel Davis ... casting: UK
Barbara Harris ... voice casting
Eva Kadankova ... casting: Prague
Suzanna Marley ... casting associate: UK
Franklyn Warren ... extras casting
Jeremy Zimmermann ... casting: UK (as Jeremy Zimmerman)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ron Beck ... wardrobe master
Iva Bártová ... wardrobe mistress: Prague
Hana Kucerova ... wardrobe assistant: Prague
Laura Rice-Iacofano ... 2nd 2nd AD
Miroslava Sedlackova ... wardrobe assistant: Prague
Jana Smetanova ... wardrobe assistant: Prague
Janet Tebrooke ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Val Demeter ... location coordinator
Zdenek Fiala ... location manager: Prague
Pavel Nový ... location manager
Ivo Pavelek ... location manager: Prague

Music Department

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Chris Boardman ... music arranger
Michael Dittrick ... music editor
Jonathan Marc Feldman ... executive music producer
Slim Gaillard ... composer: song "Flat Foot Floogie"
Jim Henrikson ... supervising music editor
Robert Kraft ... Songs Producer
Shawn Murphy ... score mixer
Joe E. Rand ... music editor
Eric Reasoner ... supervising music editor
Joel Rosenbaum ... orchestrator
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation
Slam Stewart ... composer: song "Flat Foot Floogie"
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn / musician: french horn
Joan Beal ... singer (uncredited)
Fletcher Henderson ... music arranger (uncredited)
James Horner ... conductor (uncredited)
Blake Martin Moulin ... assistant music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Brian Estabrook ... transportation captain: UK

Other crew

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Julie Adams ... dialect coach: Kenneth Branagh
Cynthia Berry ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Andy Birmingham ... production accountant
Jean Bourne ... script supervisor
Dominick J. Daniels ... actor liaison
Holly Harold ... assistant: Mr. Carter
Elizabeth Hawkins ... assistant: Mr. Gordon & Mr. Manulis, Prague
Jiri Husak ... production assistant
Nelly Jencíková ... production accountant
Elizabeth Joseph ... assistant: Mr. Gordon and Mr. Manulis
Burke Mattsson ... title designer
Cynthia Neipris ... assistant: Mr. Gordon and Mr. Manulis
Eva Nietschová ... second assistant accountant
Frantisek Novotny ... production assistant: Prague
Nancy Beth Orr ... dancer
Allyn Partin ... assistant dialect coach
Sally Prager ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Pavlina Prikrylova ... production secretary
Otis Sallid ... choreographer
Gail Samuelson ... production coordinator
Adam Shulman ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Petr Skvor ... production assistant
Jonathan Southard ... Development Assistant
Martin Stanek ... interpreter (as Martin Stanék)
Lisa Marie Stetler ... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Lisa Stetler)
Lindsay Sturman ... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Lindsay Jewett)
Dita Valentinova ... set interpreter
Gina D'Orazio ... assistant: Frank Marshall (uncredited)
Robin Demetriou ... catering supervisor (uncredited)
Gianluca Nardulli ... press book: Italy (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun lead to more difficult choices as the Nazis begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is forced to face some tough choices about right, wrong, and survival. Written by Susan Southall

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Taglines In a world on the brink of war. You either march to one tune or dance to another. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Rebeldes del swing (Spain)
  • Szving mindhalálig (Hungary)
  • Os Últimos Rebeldes (Brazil)
  • Дети свинга (Russia)
  • Swing Kids - De sista rebellerna (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 112 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Kenneth Branagh is reported to have refused any billing at all rather than be billed above Christian Bale and the other boys who he said were the stars of the film. See more »
Goofs In an establishing shot just after the Nazis steal the radio, the rear half of a Vauxhall Wyvern can be seen parked on the street; this car was not introduced until 1948. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Amos & Andrew/Swing Kids/Shadow of the Wolf/Mac/Nothing But a Man (1993). See more »
Soundtracks LIFE GOES TO A PARTY See more »
Quotes Arvid: I would rather belong to any one... ANYONE, than belong to the Nazis like you do.
Thomas Berger: That's because you have everything backwards. Nazis go anywhere they want, do anything they want, everyone gets out of our way.
Arvid: Quiz time. Got your glasses on.
Thomas Berger: What?
Arvid: It means you don't know who your friends are.
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