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Director  Jonathan Demme
Initial DVD release  January 20, 2004
Writer  Nancy Dowd
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
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Country  United States
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Release date  April 13, 1984 (1984-04-13)
Music director  Patrick Williams, Peter Allen, Bruce Langhorne
Cast  Goldie Hawn (Kay Walsh), Kurt Russell (Mike 'Lucky' Lockhart), Christine Lahti (Hazel), Fred Ward (Archibald 'Biscuits' Touie), Ed Harris (Jack Walsh), Holly Hunter (Jeannie)
Similar movies  The Shop on Main Street, The Army, Babette Goes to War, Fünf letzte Tage
Tagline  When America marched off to war the women marched into the factory. From then on...nothing was the same.

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Swing Shift is a 1984 American romantic drama war film directed by Jonathan Demme and produced by and starring Goldie Hawn with Kurt Russell. It also starred Christine Lahti, Fred Ward and Ed Harris. Lahti earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her tragic portrayal of heart-broken ex-singer and Hawn's character's close friend Hazel, losing to Peggy Ashcroft for A Passage to India. Singer Belinda Carlisle made a foray into the film, and Holly Hunter can be seen in one of her first movie roles.

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Plot

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During World War II, Kay Walsh (Goldie Hawn) is a woman who has been assigned to work in an armaments factory in California while her husband Jack (Ed Harris), a U.S. Naval seaman, is overseas in naval service.

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Lonely and vulnerable, Kay falls for the charms of another man, a musician named Lucky (Kurt Russell), and befriends her embittered neighbor Hazel (Christine Lahti), a former singer. The three of them enjoy their time together until Kay's husband comes home and realizes what has occurred.

Production

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Swing Shift has become a case study for a star/producer/director conflict. Hawn and Russell saw the film as a lighthearted vehicle while the director Demme attempted to create a more serious film. Hawn and Warner Brothers requested a recut and partial re-shooting in order to get the movie they had hired Demme to film. Demme's director's cut exists on bootleg VHS only. Both cuts run 100 minutes.


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References

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