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  • Knights of Swing
  • 150 min | Drama, Music
Knights of Swing
150 min | Drama, Music

It's 1947 in post-war Southern California and big-band swing music is all the rage. Best friends, Gifford Williams and Nolan Edwards dream of expanding their combo, The Jammin' Pajama Men, into a big swing band at their school, Castle High...See moreIt's 1947 in post-war Southern California and big-band swing music is all the rage. Best friends, Gifford Williams and Nolan Edwards dream of expanding their combo, The Jammin' Pajama Men, into a big swing band at their school, Castle High. They convince one of their teachers, Herb Miller, to lead them, recruit a few more talented guys and gals, and form the band, The Knights of Swing. Gifford and Nolan's dream is that The Knights of Swing will become so good by the end of the school year they'll win the California Battle of the Bands. When the 3B's, a girls' vocal trio, begin singing with them, they're well on their way. But they begin encountering obstacles and racially motivated road blocks when a parent, Melba Barlutski, for her own seemingly irrational reasons, tries to sabotage them. However, Lou Arthur, principal of the Castle and a former jazz pianist, loves the band and all that it does for the kids, and puts his job on the line, sometimes using his Arthurian powers as 'King Arthur' to keep Mrs. Barlutski from realizing her nefarious objectives. She is relentless though, driven by her own personal demons, and enlists other parents who create new problems every time Gifford and Nolan and the band solve an old one. But Gifford and Nolan and The Knights of Swing are relentless, too. They refuse to give up and, against overwhelming odds, ultimately qualify to compete in the California Battle of the Bands. Living their dream is now within reach but their hopes are rocked by something they never saw coming. Their dream, what they've worked for all year, now seems crushed. Beyond reach. Hopeless. But is it? See less
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Directors
Emilio Palame | David M. Gutel (co-director)
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41 cast members
Name Known for
Richard Neil
Mr. Miller Mr. Miller   See fewer
Emilio Palame
King Arthur King Arthur   See fewer
Randy Irwin
Mr. Tanner Mr. Tanner   See fewer
Curran Barker
Gifford Williams Gifford Williams   See fewer
Amanda Lamberti
Mrs. Barlutski Mrs. Barlutski   See fewer
Jeremy Lee Staple
Conrad White Conrad White   See fewer
Emily Goglia
Beverly Beverly   See fewer
Vi Jordan
Bonnie (as Ivana Cespesdes) Bonnie (as Ivana Cespesdes)   See fewer
Jon Briddell
Mr. Barlutski Mr. Barlutski   See fewer
Jeffrey Conway
Mr. Simms Mr. Simms   See fewer
Ian Eugene Ryan
Sgt. Washington Sgt. Washington   See fewer
Gordon Goodwin
Mr. Hughes Mr. Hughes   See fewer
Martin Thompson
Battle of the Bands Announcer Battle of the Bands Announcer   See fewer
Vangie Gunn
Ms. Brooks Ms. Brooks   See fewer
Trevor Brunsink
Wesley Williams Wesley Williams   See fewer
Darlene Koldenhoven
Receptionist (voice) Receptionist (voice)   See fewer
Brandon Paul Johnson
Audience Member Audience Member   See fewer
Kia Knoester
Audience Member Audience Member   See fewer
Jesse Howland
Johnny Johnny   See fewer
Arianna White
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Ren Burttet
Assistant Assistant   See fewer
Joshua Moomey
Townsperson Townsperson   See fewer
Abigail McKee
Shirley Shirley   See fewer
Dean Martin
Bus Driver Bus Driver   See fewer
Sarah Zeemá
Carol Barlutski Carol Barlutski   See fewer
Janie Rodgers Wainwright
Battle of the Bands Judge Battle of the Bands Judge   See fewer
Makayla Gordon
Makayla Makayla   See fewer
Alberto Favero
Battle of the Bands Judge Battle of the Bands Judge   See fewer
Elizabeth Burr
Joyce Arthur Joyce Arthur   See fewer
Ellen Kobayashi
Elliotts Mom (voice) Elliotts Mom (voice)   See fewer
David Engel
Jitterbug Judge Jitterbug Judge   See fewer
Franco Lara
Battle of the Bands Photographer Battle of the Bands Photographer   See fewer
Don Nowak
Mr. Conway Mr. Conway   See fewer
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