PG | | Drama, Romance, War
A woman finds romance when she takes a job at an aircraft plant to help make ends meet after her husband goes off to war.
In 2017, after the death of Jonathan Demme, Sight and Sound magazine ran an article by Steve Vineberg entitled "Swing Shift: the unmaking of a masterpiece?". This gave a detailed comparison of Demme's original and unreleased cut with the release print, calling the version Demme delivered to Warners "one of the best movies made by an American in the 80s". According to Vineberg, Bo Goldman and Ron Nyswaner were involved in rewriting Nancy Dowd's original script, and it is unclear who directed the additional footage that producer-star Goldie Hawn insisted on (the commercial print accentuates her character at the expense of others, and makes her more likable). Ironically, Vineberg praises her performance in the director's cut: "Hawn didn't just slash Demme's canvases, but her own as well."
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When he comes home, Jack is wearing the ribbon for the American Defense Service Medal, which is incorrect because he enlisted after Pearl Harbor, and that medal is for those on active duty From September 8, 1939 and December 7, 1941.
Opening credits are shown over old, black and white photos.
CBS edited 5 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere.
$2,270,136 15 April 1984