When American marched off to war their women marched into their factory. From then on... nothing was the same. Fifteen million U.S. men would go off to fight World War II. At home, American women who had never worked in factories before would heed the call - and give their all - to the war effort. Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti (the New York Film Critics Award winner and an Oscar nominee as 1984's Best Supporting Actress), Ed Harris, Fred Ward and Holly Hunter team in this story of homefront war and love. Directed by Academy Award winner Jonathan Demme, Swing Shift casts a nostalgic eye on a time when ordinary citizens bonded to accomplish extraordinary things. There was no other time like it, and it changed our way of life forever. Clock in. You're working the Swing Shift.

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Swing Shift (1984)

PG

Drama · 1h 40m · 4/13/1984

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When America marched off to war the women marched into the factory. From then on...nothing was the same.

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When American marched off to war their women marched into their factory. From then on... nothing was the same. Fifteen million U.S. men would go off to fight World War II. At home, American women who had never worked in factories before would heed the call - and give their all - to the war effort. Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti (the New York Film Critics Award winner and an Oscar nominee as 1984's Best Supporting Actress), Ed Harris, Fred Ward and Holly Hunter team in this story of homefront war and love. Directed by Academy Award winner Jonathan Demme, Swing Shift casts a nostalgic eye on a time when ordinary citizens bonded to accomplish extraordinary things. There was no other time like it, and it changed our way of life forever. Clock in. You're working the Swing Shift.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Warner Bros.
Part Of
Cast
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Goldie Hawn

Kay Walsh
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Kurt Russell

Mike 'Lucky' Lockhart
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Christine Lahti

Hazel
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Fred Ward

Archibald 'Biscuits' Touie
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Sudie Bond

Annie
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Holly Hunter

Jeannie
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Patty Maloney

Laverne
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Lisa Pelikan

Violet
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Susan Peretz

Edith
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Joey Aresco

Johnny Bonnaro
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Morris 'Tex' Biggs

Clarence
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Reid Cruickshanks

Spike
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Danny Darst

Deacon (as Daniel Dean Darst)
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Dennis Fimple

Rupert George
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Chris Lemmon

Lt. O'Connor (as Christopher Lemmon)
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Charles Napier

Moon Willis
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Stephen Tobolowsky

French de Mille / Documentary Narrator
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Laura Hawn

Ethel, Spike's Wife
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Marvin Miller

Rollo
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Susan Barnes

Skinny
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Beth Henley

Bible Pusher
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Gene Borkan

MP at embarcation
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Alana Stewart

Frankie Parker
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Phillip Christon

Recruit at Egyptian
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Penny Johnson

Genevieve
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Maggie Renzi

First Interviewer
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Sandy McLeod

Second Interviewer (as Sandi McLeod)
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George 'Red' Schwartz

Cribman (as George Schwartz)
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Alan Toy

Assistant Cribman
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Oceana Marr

Ladies' Room Inspector
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Richard K. Way

Factory Soldier
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Harold Jackson

Piano Player at Sorrentino's
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Don Carrara

Drunk Soldier
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Todd Allen

Col. Bobby Danzig
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Gary Goetzman

Swing Shift bandleader
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Belinda Carlisle

Jamboree Singer
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Lissette LeCorn

Peggy age 3
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Jessica Gaynes

Peggy age 7
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Deena Marie

Piper Girl
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Roger Rook

Bellhop
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Joseph Hutton

Seaman Amtzie
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Harry Northup

New Year's Eve Marine #1
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David B. Carlton

New Year's Eve Marine #2
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Lisa Chadwick

Vocalist at Kelly's
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Eddie Smith

Waiter at Kelly's
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Eugene Jackson

Bartender at Kelly's (as Eugene W. Jackson)
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Chino 'Fats' Williams

Bouncer at Kelly's
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Belita Moreno

Mabel Stoddard
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Roger Corman

Mr. MacBride
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Cynthia Lea Clark

Dancer (uncredited)
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Doug Savant

(uncredited)
Crew
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Jonathan Demme

Director
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Nancy Dowd

Writer
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Bo Goldman

Writer
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Ron Nyswaner

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Swing Shift

(DVD, Snapper)

6/1/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Swing Shift

(DVD)

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