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The Song of Sway Lake ()


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Music collector Ollie Sway recruits his only friend, a rowdy Russian drifter, to help him steal a 78 record from his own family's estate.

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Ollie
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Nikolai
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Isadora
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Charlie Sway
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Marlena
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Jimmy
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Hal Sway
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Heather
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Arzberger ...
Volunteer Fireman
John W. Bard ...
Biker Man
Jason Brill ...
Timmy Sway
Bob Foley ...
John Durant
Robert Forgett ...
Angry Man
John Grant ...
Tweed McKay
Kasey Kenyon ...
Ray
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Cook
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Lifeguard
Karen Lordi-Kirkham ...
Canoe Tourist
Cynthia Mandel ...
Connie
Olivia Mogul ...
Heather's Friend
Keith Mueller ...
Jim Wilkes
Paul H. Roalsvig ...
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The Staves ...
The Eden Sisters
Anne Vaccaro ...
Angry Woman
Gretel Wilson ...
Pregnant Girl

Directed by

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Ari Gold

Written by

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Elizabeth Bull ... ()
 
Ari Gold ... ()

Produced by

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Michael Bederman ... producer
Anne Bernstein ... executive producer
Elizabeth Bull ... co-producer
Raife Burchell ... associate producer
Allison Rose Carter ... producer
Issa El Saieh Family ... associate producer
Garrett P. Fennelly ... executive producer
Ari Gold ... producer
Ethan Gold ... associate producer
Ted Kendrick ... associate producer
Zak Kilberg ... producer
Brad Payne ... co-producer
Iz Web ... associate producer

Music by

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Ethan Gold

Cinematography by

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Eric Lin

Film Editing by

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Christopher Dillon
Todd Holmes
Antony Langdon ... (Lead Consulting Editor)
Trevor Ristow ... consulting editor
Gabriel Wrye

Editorial Department

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Jane Pia Abramowitz ... additional editing
Nicholas Biagetti ... first assistant editor
Ethan Donnelly ... post production supervisor
Paula Eiselt ... additional editing
Glenn Garland ... consulting editor
Amy Grossman ... additional editing
Joshua Herron ... additional editing
Akira Kamitaki ... additional editing
Ben Kiviat ... digital intermediate on-line editor / on-line editor
Adam Laiben ... additional editor
Joe Monge ... digital intermediate producer
John-Carlo Monti ... additional editing
Caspar Newbolt ... title designer
Shane O'Neill ... additional editing
Sandy Patch ... digital intermediate producer
Troy Takaki ... additional editing
Caitlin Tartaro ... digital intermediate producer
Paul Wepprecht ... additional editing

Casting By

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Suzanne Crowley
Jessica Kelly

Production Design by

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Ada Smith

Art Direction by

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Matthew Gabriel Kelly

Set Decoration by

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Kevin P. O'Donnell ... (scenic artist)

Costume Design by

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Stacey Berman

Makeup Department

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Liz Coakley ... hair department head / makeup department head
Katie Galliher ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Zachary Cooper ... production assistant
Ed Huber ... production assistant
Elliot Isaac ... production assistant
Brandon Mendez ... production assistant
Jon Read ... unit production manager
Matthew White ... production assistant
Bernd Woloszczak ... production assistant

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Brendan Donohue ... second second assistant director
Alice Johnson ... second assistant director
Brad Payne ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Michael W. Chase ... leadman
Hannah Christ ... on-set dresser
Anais Delsol ... post graphics
Nola Denett ... property master
Janelle Jones ... prop stylist winter unit
Andrew Keck ... set dresser
Kaitlyn Laziza ... property master (as Kaitlyn McInnes)
Chloe Peine ... post graphics
Amber Richey ... post graphics
Mika Wendy Sam ... art depart production assistant
Allyson Weeks ... prop assistant

Sound Department

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Gary Arnold ... a.d.r. mixer
Ben Chesneau ... sound editor
Eli Cohn ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Ryan Collison ... foley mixer
Daniel D'Errico ... sound editor
David Forshee ... dialogue editor
Sebastian Henshaw ... sound editor
Matt Hovland ... adr mixer
Kevin Kniowski ... sound mixer
Wil Masisak ... sound mixer
John Moros ... dialogue editor
Maya Peart ... sound effects editor
Will Rosati ... assistant sound editor
Tommy Stang ... sound editor
Anthony Thompson Jr. ... sound mixer
Ben Whitver ... a.d.r. mixer

Visual Effects by

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Doug Delaney ... colorist
Ben Kiviat ... vfx editor / visual effects artist
Thomas Lahoz ... visual effects artist
Nick Monton ... head of production
Owen Rucker ... visual effects artist

Stunts

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Roy Farfel ... stunt coordinator
Asa Liebmann ... stunt double for mr. sheehan

Camera and Electrical Department

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Adam Barbay ... best boy grip
Anne Bernstein ... still photographer
Nicholas Biagetti ... media manager
Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery Bill Booth ... Aerial photography pilot
Thomas W. Cameron III ... first assistant camera: second unit
Noah Chamis ... director of photography: second unit
Cedric Cheung-Lau ... gaffer
Jeff Clanet ... grip
Paul Dadowski ... key grip inserts: second unit
Kaya Dillon ... key grip
Eric Fahy ... electrician
Sam Jones ... gaffer winter unit
Janelle Malak ... second assistant camera
Aly Migliori ... second assistant camera: second unit
David Regan ... first assistant camera
Sam Wootton ... director of photography: second unit / first assistant camera: b-camera
Greta Zozula ... director of photography: second unit / first assistant camera: b-camera

Casting Department

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Kate Geller ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Chelsea Feil ... wardrobe supervisor

Music Department

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Raife Burchell ... music supervisor: original song
Gerry Gershman ... music clearance
Ethan Gold ... music editor
Robin Turner ... music coordinator
Robin Urdang ... music consultant

Script and Continuity Department

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Peter Chan ... script supervisor
Peter Chan ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Serguie Bassine ... accent consultant
Samara Bay ... dialect coach
Nicholas Biagetti ... media manager
Michael Herman ... production coordinator
YeJin Joy Kim ... pre-production intern
Jackie Lee ... account executive
Adam Lubitz ... accent consultant
Robyn MacKenzie ... production coordinator
Caspar Newbolt ... title sequence
Stuart Ruston ... production coordinator: winter unit
Rebekah Louisa Smith ... film festival strategist
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... co3 executive
David Zimmerman ... caterer
Georgette Reilly ... adr voice group (uncredited)
Bill Timoney ... adr voice group (uncredited)

Thanks

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Adrienne McQueen ... special thanks
Nik Tyler ... special thanks
Chase Whale ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Also Known As
  • Begin the Beguine (United States)
  • A Sway-tó kincse (Hungary)
  • Pieśń jeziora Sway (Poland)
  • Песента на езерото Суей (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Elizabeth Peña's final movie. At least four movies were released after her sudden death. See more »
Goofs From 1:29:19 onwards, when Nikolai is gravely injured and being transported to a hospital, there is heavy AV mismatch. Dialogues have been changed after the shoot. See more »
Soundtracks Sway Lake (Big Band Version) See more »
Quotes [Isadora moans after she confronts Ollie spying on her]
Ollie: What are you doing?
Isadora: Tantric breathing. It's empowering.
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