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Swing (1999)

R | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 7 May 1999 (UK)
An optimistic guy is arrested and thrown in jail, while there he learns the saxophone from a fellow inmate. Once he's released from jail, he and a few friends form a swing band while he ... See full summary »

Director:

Nick Mead

Writers:

Su Lim (story), Nick Mead (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hugo Speer ... Martin 'Marty' Luxford
Lisa Stansfield ... Joan Woodcock
Paul Usher Paul Usher ... Liam Luxford
Tom Bell ... Sid Luxford
Rita Tushingham ... Mags Luxford
Danny McCall ... Andy
Alexei Sayle ... Mighty Mac
Clarence Clemons ... Jack
Scot Williams ... Buddy
James Hicks ... Oi
Nerys Hughes ... Maria
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ... Uncle Matty
Jimmy Nail ... Arthur
Gavin Watson Gavin Watson ... Orangeman / Piano
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Huyton Jon Huyton ... Assistant Hotel Manager
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Storyline

An optimistic guy is arrested and thrown in jail, while there he learns the saxophone from a fellow inmate. Once he's released from jail, he and a few friends form a swing band while he tries to win back his girlfriend who married the police officer who arrested him! Written by Michael G. Moen <michael.moen@asu.edu>

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Getting this dream off the ground takes some pretty fancy footwork!

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Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Swing - Ritmos E Desejos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£132,138 (United Kingdom), 9 May 1999, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Jack: Playing the sax is like telling the truth. You never have to tell the same lie twice - if you tell the truth.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, they mention five hamsters were killed in the making of this film...and how if they had not moved, the staple gun would not have been used. See more »

Soundtracks

Two Years Too Blue
Written by Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney, Richard Derbyshire, Nick Mead
Performed by Lisa Stansfield
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Thank goodness for feel good movies!
26 July 2000 | by achanSee all my reviews

This movie simply makes you smile. I can't understand why so many people need to dissect a movie into a trillion pieces and examine the underlying meanings and hidden agendas. Sometimes all one needs to do is sit back, relax and just enjoy a movie, like I did with this one. The music was great and there were some good laughs. Who cares if the plot is implausible? The whole point of watching a feel good movie like this is that it's detached from reality - I live in reality and sometimes I need to escape it!


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