Swing KidsDirector: Thomas Carter
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Thomas Carter's tale of Hitler Youth and dancing, Swing Kids, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, making this inexpensive Disney/Buena Vista release difficult to recommend to anyone but a fan of the performers involved in the production.
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- Walt Disney Video
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
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Cast & Crew
|Robert Sean Leonard||Peter|
|Barbara Hershey||Frau Muller|
|Kenneth Branagh||SS Official|
|Julia Stemberger||Frau Linge|
|Kate Buffery||Woman With Ashes|
|Mary Fogarty||Mama Klara|
|Karel Belohradsky||Bismarck Owner|
|Jiri Malek||Jewish Boy|
|Nada Konvalinkova||Pastry Shop Woman|
|Petr Jákl||Policeman in Marketplace|
|David Robb||Dr. Berger|
|Ciaran Madden||Frau Berger|
|Petr Lepsa||Cafe Trichter Owner|
|Jeremy Bulloch||Small Club Owner|
|Joseph Bennett||Luftwaffe Pilot|
|Richard Hanson||HJ Fink|
|Sean Pertwee||Gestapo Arresting Berger|
|Jochen Horst||Speaker at HJ Rally|
|Eliza Clark||Girl with Ashes|
|Johan Leysen||Herr Schumler|
|Jenny Beavan||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Allan Cameron||Production Designer|
|James Horner||Score Composer|
|David B. Householter||Asst. Director|
|Garth Inns||Special Effects|
|Michal Krska||Art Director|
|John Bard Manulis||Producer|
|Frank Marshall||Executive Producer|
|Christopher Meledandri||Executive Producer|
|Michael R. Miller||Editor|
|Tony Reading||Art Director|
|Tom Sachs||Production Designer|
|Rosalind Shingleton||Set Decoration/Design|
|Steve Spence||Art Director|
|Karen I. Stern||Editor|
1. Meet the Gang/Opening Title
2. Courage to Be Different
3. Against the Odds
4. Learning the Ropes
5. Lady in Red
6. Becoming Part of the HJ
7. Which Side to Choose
8. Family vs. Nation
9. It's Not Alright
10. War Between Friends/End Credits
English Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired
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This movie is about 3 people: Peter, a confused kid who does not know where to stand, thomas, a cocky richboy who believes loyalty to a bad cause(in this case hitler) is not a bad thing, and then arvil, a grizzled violin player. all charachters were wooden and unsympathetic to such an extreme I hated it. god i hate this movie.
This movie is an amazing representation of Nazi Germany when American Swing music was popular in America, but banned elsewhere. It is a sad, yet beautiful movie how 3 young boys go from swing dancing, to Hitler Youth (HJ) , to in the end realizing in their hearts what they knew all along was right. It is a beautiful movie and a great family movie! 2 thumbs up!!
amazing movie watched it in my history class very good to learn imformation on how the nazis tried to take everything over
I love this movie! I watched it in my history class last year and fell in love with it. :D
It has very good plot, themes, and a storyline. The movie has romance, dance, suspense, depressing moments, and thrilling. I recommend this movie!!
Don't be fooled by the title. This movie is about much more than kids who enjoy swing dancing at clubs in the 1940s. This movie has depth. Easily one of my favorite movies of all time, Swing Kids will take you on an emotional roller coaster through Hitler's Germany in a way in which most people have not viewed it before- from the teenagers rebelling against the regime. This movie is full of robust music and exciting dance scenes, but also tackles some hard questions- about discrimination and when, if ever, it might be appropriate to surrender your ideals. Full of romance, humor, and drama, this movie has a little bit for everyone who is willing to deal with the very serious issues it presents.
This movie took place at a time when Hitler almost convinced the youths turning in your parents was the noble thing to do,and also during the turmoil Robert Sean Leonard finds out many of the things he enjoys now are slowly, methodically being prohibited,& destroyed one by one,till the family has nothing, is nothing, feels nothing! This tugs at ones emotions to say "Hey! This isn't right!
i first saw this when i was about 15. this movie is great it takes you through a whirlwind of emotions. a great story and plot that goes along with actual events in our history.
I'm watching it in my History class right now and it is a great movie. It really teaches you a lot about Germany back in the late 1930's. This is a must see for everyone.
This was an amazing movie. I watched it in my German class and I really learned a lot. I have watched other movies about the Nazi struggle and most of them focus only on the blood and brutality. This movie also focused on the personal struggles between right and wrong and what you want to believe.