As America celebrates its 200th birthday, two generations of friends and neighbors in a Chicago suburb explore new freedoms and seek connections with each other in the midst of the socio/sexual revolution.

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Series cast summary:
Molly Parker ...  Susan Miller 13 episodes, 2008
Jack Davenport ...  Bruce Miller 13 episodes, 2008
Grant Show ...  Tom Decker 13 episodes, 2008
Lana Parrilla ...  Trina Decker 13 episodes, 2008
Miriam Shor ...  Janet Thompson 13 episodes, 2008
Shanna Collins ...  Laurie Miller 13 episodes, 2008
Britt Robertson ...  Samantha Saxton 13 episodes, 2008
Aaron Christian Howles ...  B. J. Miller / ... 13 episodes, 2008
Josh Hopkins ...  Roger Thompson 13 episodes, 2008
Michael Rady ...  Doug Stephens 13 episodes, 2008
Nick Benson ...  Rick Thompson 9 episodes, 2008
Kate Norby ...  Gail Saxton 6 episodes, 2008
Bob Ross ...  Kenneth Porter 6 episodes, 2008
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As America celebrates its 200th birthday, two generations of friends and neighbors in a Chicago suburb explore new freedoms and seek connections with each other in the midst of the socio/sexual revolution.

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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2008 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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That Lovin' Feeling Again
w/m Richard Levinson and Joel Wachbrit
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Fantastic!
29 July 2008 | by pcarlssonsSee all my reviews

Swingtown is a brave, entertaining, and fresh series. It is good to see something that takes its audience seriously and that is not filled with violence. The cast makes a wonderful job of bringing the good script to life and in the hands of the professional production design from the 70s this series is a good example of American drama when it's really great. I really like the dialog and the way everyone looks and acts. The sexual revolution is something that American TV very seldom dares to explore. In this series it does it with much charm and entertainment value but at the same time it have a good story to tell. I also like thats it tells the story of two generations at the same time. The production values and the acting are all tom notch. Coming from Europe I don't know why there are so much fuzz over this series in America. The story is not at all controversial - it's just a very good TV-drama with a twist. See it!


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