Swing Shift(Movie, 1984)

1h 40min | Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
Swing ShiftRating: 2.7/5 (with 9 votes)
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 stars Christine Lahti, Fred Ward, Ed Harris, Belinda Carlisle, and Holly Hunter, in one of her first movie roles. The film received critical acclaim, with Lahti receiving a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress but was a box office bomb, grossing just $6.6 million against its $15 million budget. ()
Movie poster of Swing Shift

Where to watch Swing Shift (cinema/streaming/download)?

"Swing Shift" is currently available on 2 providers. Swing Shift can be rented on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) or purchased on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Also available at on: DVD

Awards & Nominations for Swing Shift

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

About Swing Shift

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.

Trailer for Swing Shift + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Trailer 1(Trailer, 1:26)

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Shot in: California
Plays in: Hawaii
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 7 languages: German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Korean (KO)
Status: Released
Release date US: 04/13/1984
Director: Jonathan Demme
Film Editor: Craig McKay
Director of Photography: Tak Fujimoto
Composer: Peter Allen, Patrick Williams, Bruce Langhorne
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:14658, Added: 02/19/2018, Last updated: 04/20/2019