Swing


1h 38m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Five down-on-their-luck working-class men in Liverpool fulfill their dreams and aspirations by starting a swing band. The band is organized by an ex-con who hires his former girlfriend as the lead singer, and soon the band is on its way to becoming an overnight sensation.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
CFI Hollywood; Kushner/Locke Company; Kushner/Locke Company; Tapestry Films
Distribution Company
Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Five down-on-their-luck working-class men in Liverpool fulfill their dreams and aspirations by starting a swing band. The band is organized by an ex-con who hires his former girlfriend as the lead singer, and soon the band is on its way to becoming an overnight sensation.

Crew

Peter Abrams

Executive Producer

Charles Barker

Model Maker

John Bateman

Adr Mixer

Marc Blitzstein

Song (English Translator) Mack The Knife)

Bertolt Brecht

Song Mack The Knife (")

Richard Bridgland

Production Designer

Norman Buckley

Editor

Richie Buckley

Saxophones

Steve Burgess

Sound Design

Lou Burton

Additional Makeup

Tim Cavagin

Sound Mixer

Colin Charles

Sound Recordist

Stuart Clarke

Scenic Artist

Clarence Clemons

Hugo Speer'S Sax Player; Saxophones

Stephanie Collie

Costume Designer

Simon Crane

Stunt Coordinator

Penny Crawford

Set Decorator

Steve Dagger

Music Supervisor

Chris Davis

Saxophones

Gene De Paul

Song ("Watch The Birdie")

Richard Derbyshire

Songs ("Gotta Get On This Train" "I Thought That'S What You Liked About Me" "Why Do We Call It Love" "Two Years Too Blue")

Ian Devaney

Songs ("Gotta Get On This Train" "I Thought Thats Waht You Liked About Me" "Why Do We Call It Love" "Il Pranzo Goloso" "Two Years Too Blue")

Ian Devaney

Music/Music Arranger/Producer; Keyboards/Guitar

Don Donaldson

Song ("Five Months Two Weeks Two Days")

Lamont Dozier

Song ("Baby I Need Your Loving")

Ella Fairbain

Sound Effects Editor

Georgie Fame

Songs ("Gotta Get On This Train" "I Thought That'S What You Liked About Me")

Doris Fisher

Song ("Blitzkrieg Baby")

Fred Fisher

Song ("Blitzkrieg Baby")

Michelle Fox

Production Supervisor

Geoff Gascoyne

Bass

Leo Green

Saxophones

J P Guerin

Executive Producer

Marios Hamboulides

3rd Assistant Director

Gavin Harrison

Drums

Brian Holland

Other

Eddie Holland

Song ("Baby I Need Your Loving")

Andy Holt

Location Manager (Liverpool)

John Hubbard

Casting

Ros Hubbard

Casting

Dean Humphreys

Sound Mixer

Sherwood Jones

Post-Production Supervisor

Louis Jordan

Song Performer ("Ain'T Nobody Here But Us Chickens")

Pat Karam

Location Manager

Dick Keen

Scenic Artist

Alex Kramer

Song ("Ain'T Nobody Here But Us Chickens")

Donald Kushner

Executive Producer

Sue Lawson

Scenic Artist

Helen Lennox

Additional Makeup

Robert L. Levy

Executive Producer

Su Lim

Story By

Su Lim

From Story

Su Lim

Producer

Peter Locke

Executive Producer

Aidan Mcgovern

Other

Nick Mead

From Story

Nick Mead

Story By

Nick Mead

Screenwriter

Nick Mead

Song ("Two Years Too Blue")

Mike Miller

Camera Operator

Debbie Morris

Song ("Five Months Two Weeks Two Days")

Lucy Newman

Model Maker

Sy Oliver

Song ("T'Aint What You Do Do")

Alexandra Partridge

Sound Editor

John Penders

Sound Effects Editor

Louis Prima

Song ("Five Months Two Weeks Two Days")

Don Raye

Song ("Watch The Birdie")

Francesco Reidy

1st Assistant Director

Louise Rosner

Producer

Louise Rosner

Unit Production Manager

Sally Ross

Production Coordinator

Roger Savage

Sound Design

Julian Saxton

Scenic Artist

Simon Selmond

Other

Matthew Sharp

2nd Assistant Director

Tom Sherry

Location Manager (Liverpool)

Lisa Stansfield

Song Performer ("Blitzkrieg Baby" "Watch The Birdie" "T'Aint What You Do" "Ain'T Nobody Her But Us Chickens" "Baby I Need Your Loving" "Mack The Knife" "Why Do We Call It Love" "Il Pranzo Goloso" "Two Years Too Blue" Songs "Gotta Get On This Train" "I Thought That'S What You Liked About Me" "Why Do We Call It Love" "Two Years Too Blue")

Phil Symes

Publicist

Michael Temperley

Song ("Il Pranzo Goloso")

Clementine Terramorsi

Model Maker

Jeanne Valentine Viannay

Model Maker

Lisa Vick

Script Supervisor

John Wadham

Drums

Kurt Weill

Song Mack The Knife (")

Kevin Whitehead

Drums

Joan Whitney

Song ("Ain'T Nobody Here But Us Chickens")

Ian Wilson

Camera Operator

Ian Wilson

Director Of Photography

Ian Wilson

Other

Tory Wright

Makeup Supervisor

James Young

Song

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
CFI Hollywood; Kushner/Locke Company; Kushner/Locke Company; Tapestry Films
Distribution Company
Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video March 21, 2000

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1998

Feature film acting debut for singer Lisa Stansfield.

Began shooting January 23, 1998.

Completed shooting March 6, 1998.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1998

Released in United States on Video March 21, 2000