Swing Kids Poster

Release Date: 1993

DVD Release Date: September 3rd, 2002

PG-13|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
American big-band jazz beats in the hearts of young German friends (Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale, Frank Whaley) confronted by the Nazis.

Cast: Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale, Frank Whaley, Barbara Hershey, Kenneth Branagh, Tushka Bergen, David Tom, Julia Stemberger

Director: Thomas Carter

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Hollywood Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Mr. Carter's intelligent, straight-forward style and the good performances of the young actors prohibit hooting at the story's completely American approach to a German story. [11 Mar 1993]

  • Yet for all its faults and limitations, Swing Kids is not necessarily easy to forget. [05 Mar 1993]

  • Despite energetic dance sequences and appealing leads, the film falls prey to pat psychologizing and some stunningly puerile notions of history. show more

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