Swing Shift (film)


Swing Shift (film)

Infobox_film
name = Swing Shift


caption = "Swing Shift" theatrical poster
director = Jonathan Demme
writer = Nancy Dowd
Bo Goldman
Ron Nyswaner
producer = Jerry Bick
starring = Goldie Hawn
Kurt Russell
Christine Lahti
Fred Ward
Ed Harris
music = Peter Allen
Bruce Langhorne
Patrick Williams
cinematography = Tak Fujimoto
editing = Gib Jaffe
Craig McKay
distributor = Warner Bros.
runtime = 100 min.
released = April 13, 1984
budget =
awards =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
country = United States
language = English
amg_id = 1:48169
imdb_id = 0088213

"Swing Shift" is a 1984 feature 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, losing to Peggy Ashcroft for "A Passage to India".

toryline

Set during the Second World War, Hawn plays a woman who has been assigned to an armaments factory while her husband is overseas in military service. During the course of the film Hawn falls for the charms of another man played by Russell.

Production

"Swing Shift" has become a case study for a star/producer interfering. Hawn and Russell saw the film as a lighthearted vehicle while the director Demme attempted to create a more serious film.Fact|date=September 2007 Hawn requested a recut and partially re-shooting in order to enhance her role. Demme's director's cut exists on bootleg VHS only. Both cuts run 100 minutes.


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