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80s Film Summary for Swing Shift


This 80ís movie portrays the social changes that occurred in America in the 1940ís, when men marched to the war and women had to go to the factories.

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Swing Shift begins with a typical American couple, Kay Walsh and Mike Lockhart, who are deeply in love and want to spend their lives together. After the attack to Pearl Harbor, however, Mike feels that it is his duty to enroll to the armed forces.

Meanwhile, and without his approval, his wife finds a job at a local plant in order to help the war effort. However, things get complicated in Swing Shift when Kay begins dating another man.


Kay Walsh-Goldie Hawn
Mike 'Lucky' Lockhart-Kurt Russell
Hazel-Christine Lahti
Archibald 'Biscuits' Touie-Fred Ward
Jack Walsh-Ed Harris


During the filming of Swing Shift, Kurt Russel and Goldie Hawn fell in love and moved together.

Originally, the role of Mike Lockhart in Swing Shift was going to be interpreted by Kevin Costner. However, he wasnít available at the time.

Academy Awards:

Christine Lahti won for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the role of Hazel Zanussi in Swing Shift.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Swing Shift was released to theatres on 04/13/1984 by Warner Bros., and grossed $6,700,000 at the box office in the US.

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