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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.

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Gillies MacKinnon

Writer:

Alan Plater
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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 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 fifteen and a member of the Blonde Bombshells, an all-girl (with one exception) swing band. Accompanied by the exception and urged on by her granddaughter, 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.

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Comedy | Music

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »
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UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last of the Blonde Bombshells See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Last movie of Joan Sims (Betty). 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

Patrick: What are you collecting for?
Annie: [who is a member of the Salvation Army] The poor, the sick and the dispossessed. You don't qualify.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

You Rascal You
Written by Spo-De-Odee
Performed by The Blonde Bombshells
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A funny, sad completely charming film.
11 September 2000 | by Jim-415See all my reviews

Good music and good acting go together to make a wonderful picture. Judy Dench (as usual) was great and Ian Holm remains one of my favorite actors. The band coaching was well done -- the ladies were very believable. And who ever was playing for them was doing a great job.

It was nice seeing Leslie Caron and Olympia Dekaukas.

And Clio Laine can still belt'em out. (That was great piano behind her in the closing "Taking a Chance on Love." My hat off the the street guitarist.

Great cast, great movie.


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