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The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000)

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A woman tries to reunite the swing band she played with during World War II.

Director:

Gillies MacKinnon

Writer:

Alan Plater
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judi Dench ... Elizabeth
Ian Holm ... Patrick
Leslie Caron ... Madeleine
Olympia Dukakis ... Dinah
Cleo Laine Cleo Laine ... Gwen
Joan Sims ... Betty
Billie Whitelaw ... Evelyn
June Whitfield ... Annie
Thelma Ruby Thelma Ruby ... Vera
Millie Findlay Millie Findlay ... Joanna
Felicity Dean ... Patricia
Nicholas Palliser Nicholas Palliser ... Edward (as Nicholas Pallister)
Valentine Pelka ... Leslie
Carla MacKinnon Carla MacKinnon ... Carol
Dom Chapman Dom Chapman ... Paul
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Storyline

After Elizabeth's husband dies, she begins to play her tenor saxophone again, and remembers when she was 15 and a member of the Blonde Bombshells, an all-girl (with one exception) swing band. Accompanied by the exception and urged on by her grand-daughter, Elizabeth hunts up all the old members of the band and urges them to perform, and in doing so, learns more than she knew about the band, its members, the roses on the drum set, and herself--the last of the Blonde Bombshells. Written by Kathy Li

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It's never too late for an encore.

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó szőke bombázó See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The film contains the last acting performance of Joan Sims. See more »

Goofs

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: What are you collecting for?
Annie: [who is a member of the Salvation Army] The poor, the sick and the dispossessed. You don't qualify.
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Connections

Featured in The Unforgettable Joan Sims (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Stardust
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Performed by Phil Lee
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What a great movie!
13 June 2006 | by benandmarySee all my reviews

I grew up during the time that the music in this movie was popular. What a wonderful time for music and dancing! My only complaint was that I was a little too young to go to the USO and nightclubs. Guess it sounds like I'm living in the past, (I do have wonderful memories)so what's wrong with that?!!? World War 2 was a terrible time, except where music was concerned. Glenn Miller's death was a terrible sadness to us. This movie will be a favorite of mine. Clio Laine was excellent; what a voice! I don't know how I ever missed this movie. My main reason for this commentary is to alert the modern generation to an alternative to Rap and New Age music, which is offensive to me. Please watch this movie and give it a chance!


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