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The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music | TV Movie 26 August 2000
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A woman tries to reunite the swing band she played with during World War II.

Director:

Gillies MacKinnon

Writer:

Alan Plater
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judi Dench ... Elizabeth
Ian Holm ... Patrick
Leslie Caron ... Madeleine
Olympia Dukakis ... Dinah
Cleo Laine Cleo Laine ... Gwen
Joan Sims ... Betty
Billie Whitelaw ... Evelyn
June Whitfield ... Annie
Thelma Ruby Thelma Ruby ... Vera
Millie Findlay Millie Findlay ... Joanna
Felicity Dean ... Patricia
Nicholas Palliser Nicholas Palliser ... Edward (as Nicholas Pallister)
Valentine Pelka ... Leslie
Carla MacKinnon Carla MacKinnon ... Carol
Dom Chapman Dom Chapman ... Paul
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Storyline

After Elizabeth's husband dies, she begins to play her tenor saxophone again, and remembers when she was 15 and a member of the Blonde Bombshells, an all-girl (with one exception) swing band. Accompanied by the exception and urged on by her grand-daughter, Elizabeth hunts up all the old members of the band and urges them to perform, and in doing so, learns more than she knew about the band, its members, the roses on the drum set, and herself--the last of the Blonde Bombshells. Written by Kathy Li

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It's never too late for an encore.

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó szőke bombázó See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film contains the last acting performance of Joan Sims. See more »

Goofs

When the girls are walking across the rubble after the bombings we see one of the girls in a red coat wearing trainers. See more »

Quotes

Joanna: So you were the only man in the band?
Patrick: Just me and all those chicks.
Elizabeth: Oh do you mind? I'm not and never have been a chick.
Joanna: How did you get the job?
Patrick: Well, they couldn't find a girl who played the drums. I had a quiet word with Betty the Bandleader, two pairs of nylon stockings and the job was mine.
Elizabeth: Also he was on the run.
Patrick: Also I was on the run.
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Connections

Featured in Timeshift: Alan Plater: Hearing the Music (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Mairzy Doats
Written by Milton Drake, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston
Performed by The Blonde Bombshells
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Absolutely Delightful! Bought It To Watch Over & Over Again!
22 June 2001 | by PhilauraSee all my reviews

Charming in every way, this film is perfect if you're in the mood to feel good. If you love jazz music, it is a must see. If you enjoy seeing loveable characters that make you smile, can bring a tear to your eye and swing like there's no tomorrow this film is for you. If you are looking for an intense, deep, heavy piece of art to be dissected and analyzed perhaps you best stick with something by Darren Aronofsky (in other words - reviewer djjohn lighten up, don't you know a good time when you see one!) My only complaint is that the movie was just too darn short. I guess I'll just have to watch it several more times to get my fill.


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