Swing Kids
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In 1939 Hamburg, Germany, a group of teenagers express their rebellion against Adolph Hitler's Nazi regime through their affection for American swing music, British fashion, and Harlem slang. American and British big-band jazz records are among those banned by the Fuhrer, but the young men secretly get together with their friends to listen and dance to the music. As their escapades become increasingly bold, they each get into trouble with the authorities. Robert Sean Leonard stars as Peter, who ends up being forced -- by a prank -- into having to join the Hitler Youth with his friend… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Worth it for the musical sequences, but not much more than that."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"A tepid, pretentious melodrama that happens to contain a few rousing dance-hall sequences."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Why, God?"
‑ Kevin A. Ranson, MovieCrypt.com
"Largely overlooked, but very effective"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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