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Swing (1999) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Hugo Speer, Lisa Stansfield, Scot Williams, Alexei Sayle

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When a Liverpudlian petty thief (Hugo Speer) is released from prison he pursues his dream of playing in a big swing band. He enlists the support of a motley group of musicians, from sources as diverse as a National Front metal band and a Protestant marching band (including Alexei Sayle). He also reunites with his ex-girlfriend (Lisa Stansfield), who has by now married the copper who put him inside. Despite this obvious impediment she joins up as lead singer, causing her husband to thwart the band's progress at every opportunity.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   musician Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   European    -   Irish Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing

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