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SWING is the dance- and music-filled story of Anthony Verdi (Innis Casey), a young man caught between his dream of being a full-time musician and the conventional life of his security-minded father (Tom Skerritt) and long-time fiancÚ (Dahlia Waingort). But Anthony has the encouragement of several important people around him. There is Bill Verdi, his loving great-uncle (Jonathan Winters), who is determined that Anthony will not meet with the same fate as his musician brother, Anthony's grandfather whom he never knew. Anthony's outrageous bass-playing roommate (Mindy Cohn) knows… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A well-intentioned but frequently inert coming-of-age saga."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"Murky, incomprehensible grade B romantic fantasy."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"This sappy fable about music's power to stir the soul to life never finds its groove."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Does have the advantage of boasting a fair amount of genuine onscreen talent."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Inspired by a West Coast fad for swing dancing, Martin Guigui's independent feature is a sweet, sincere labor of love that just isn't very good."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"A slight, silly musical fantasy with two left feet."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Attempts unsuccessfully to liven up a tired scenario with a touch of Twilight Zone fantasy."
‑ Joshua Land, Village Voice
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