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Swing Shift

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Swing Shift

Release Date: April 13, 1984

Year    :   1984
Slogan    :   «When America marched off to war the women marched into the factory. From then on...nothing was the same.»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance, War
Production Companies    :   Warner Bros. Pictures, Lantana, Hawn / Sylbert Movie Company, Jerry Bick
Director    :   Jonathan Demme
Producers    :   Charles Mulvehill, Charles Mulvehill, Jerry Bick, Arlene Sellers, Alex Winitsky
Writers    :   Nancy Dowd
RunTime    :   100 mins.

In 1941 America Kay and her husband are happy enough until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against his wishes, his wife takes a job at the local aircraft plant where she meets Hazel, the singer from across the way the two soon become firm friends and with the other girls become increasingly expert workers. As the war drags on Kay finally dates her trumpet playing foreman and life gets complicated




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