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Swing Kids

112 min
Drama | Music
IMDB rate:
Thomas Carter
1 win & 1 nomination
Country: USA
Release Date: 1993-03-05
Filming Locations: Prague, Czech Republic
Gross: $5,632,086 (USA) Related Links
Robert Sean Leonard
Peter Müller
Christian Bale
Thomas Berger
Frank Whaley
Barbara Hershey
Frau Müller
Tushka Bergen
David Tom
Willi Müller
Julia Stemberger
Frau Linge
Jayce Bartok
Noah Wyle
Emil Lutz
Johan Leysen
Herr Schumler
Douglas Roberts
Herr Hinz
Martin Clunes
Jessica Hynes
Helga (as Jessica Stevenson)
Carl Brincat
H.J. Thug
Mary Fogarty
Mama Klara Müller (as Mary Fogerty)
Karel Belohradský
Bismarck Owner
Peter Baikie
Bismarck Bandleader
Jennifer Chamberlain
Swing Girl with Thomas
Lucie Vackárová
Swing Girl with Peter
Katerina Danková
Evey's School Friend
Magdaléna Chrzová
Evey's School Friend
Jirí Málek
Jewish Boy (as Jirí Malek)
Metin Yenal
Customer in Bookshop
Arthur White
Marek Libert
Whistling H.J.
Nada Konvalinková
Pastry Shop Woman
Petr Jákl
Policeman in Marketplace
David Robb
Dr. Dietrich Berger
Ciaran Madden
Frau Berger
John Streitburger
Dr. Keppler
Hana Cízková
Frau Keppler
Petr Lepsa
Cafe Trichter Owner
Warnar Van Eeden
Cafe Trichter Bandleader
Andrew Kitchen
Gestapo at Cafe Trichter
Jeremy Bulloch
Small Club Owner
Joseph Bennett
Luftwaffe Pilot
Roman Janousek
Luftwaffe Pilot
Richard Hanson
H.J. Fink
Sarka Horcikova
Berger's Maid
Jochen Horst
Speaker at H.J. Rally
Vladimír Matejcek
Funeral Pastor
John Pirkis
Gestapo with Ashes (as John Duval)
Marie Vorlova
Woman #1 with Ashes
Eliza Clark
Girl with Ashes
Kate Buffery
Woman #2 with Ashes
Sabine Skalla
Cafe Bismarck Singer
Liam de Burca
Featured Dancer (as Billy Burke)
Sven Daum
Featured Dancer
Gregorey Garrison
Featured Dancer
Ulf Garritzmann
Featured Dancer
Ideal Getinkaya
Featured Dancer
Ines Goritz
Featured Dancer
Bettina Heyroth
Featured Dancer
Dita Kalibova
Featured Dancer
Dana Kopacova
Featured Dancer
Britta Krause
Featured Dancer
Ivan Landa
Featured Dancer
Tomas Mesner
Featured Dancer
Anna Montanaro
Featured Dancer
Cathy Murdoch
Featured Dancer
Vaclav Muska
Featured Dancer
Melinda O'Connor
Featured Dancer
Julie Oram
Featured Dancer
Tessa Pattani
Featured Dancer
Lenka Pesatova
Featured Dancer
Simon Shelton
Featured Dancer
Tini Stoll
Featured Dancer
Pavel Svoboda
Featured Dancer
Freya Trampert
Featured Dancer
Klara Vejvodova
Featured Dancer
Mickey Blaine
Swing Kid #6 (uncredited)
Kenneth Branagh
Herr Knopp, Gestapo (uncredited)
Paul Covington
Luftwaffe Officer (uncredited)
Christopher Yohe
Swing Kid #2 (uncredited)
Did you know?
On location in Prague in near freezing weather, Christian Bale was visited by Steven Spielberg (director of his feature film debut Empire of the Sun (1987)).
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This was the first film in which Kenneth Branagh (Herr Knopp) appeared that he did not also direct since A Month in the Country (1987).
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First cinema feature of Jessica Hynes.
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In an establishing shot just after the Nazis steal the radio, the rear half of a Vauxhall Wyvern can be seen parked on the street; this car was not introduced until 1948.
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At the end of the film, when Willy is running after Peter and stops, there is clearly nothing at Willy's feet. Later, after being told "Swing Heil", he grabs an umbrella on a wet poster at his feet that clearly wasn't there before.
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Thomas Berger: How's this for a cover? HJs by day, Swing Kids by night?
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Peter Müller: When I was a boy about half past three, my daddy said son come here to me. He said things may come and things may go but this is one thing you ought to know:
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Thomas Berger: I'm a cowboy, and you're a pansy.
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Photos from cast
Sean Pertwee