Plot & Details
Director Jonathan Demme made one of his more conventional movies with Swing Shift, an examination of life on the American home front during WWII. Goldie Hawn, who also served as the film's producer, stars as Kay, a woman who takes a job on the line at a plant producing war planes after her husband goes off to fight in Europe. One of her coworkers is her best friend Hazel, played by Christine Lahti, whose performance earned an Oscar nomination and a New York Film Critics award. Kay falls in love with another coworker, Lucky (Kurt Russell), who couldn't enlist because of a weak heart. Kay's husband Jack (Ed Harris) comes home on leave and finds out that his wife has betrayed him. Lucky then decides to pursue Hazel, driving a wedge between the two best friends.
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama,Romance
- Run Time: 100min.
- DVD Release Date: 01/20/2004
- Director(s): Jonathan Demme
- Starring: Goldie Hawn , Kurt Russell , Christine Lahti , Fred Ward , Ed Harris
- Themes: Infidelity,Women During Wartime,Women's Friendship,Life on the Homefront
- Tone: Bittersweet,Nostalgic,Understated,Warm,Wry
- Keywords: employment, love-triangle, romance, wife, extramarital-affair, life-choices, love, war
|Year||Award||Category||Cast & Crew||Result|
|1984||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Supporting Actress||Christine Lahti||Nominated|