Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 25 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What musician do the boys often refer to by his or her first name?||Swing Kids
Benny Goodman. When Thomas criticizes swing music, he is reminded that Benny is Jewish.
Arvid. Arvid killed himself after Thomas told him the Nazis were coming after cripples next. (Not that this was the reason).
Christian Bale. Yes, the hottest of the hot. Other dynamite roles include Jack Kelly in 'Newsies', Laurie in 'Little Women', Patrick Bateman in 'American Psycho', Madras in 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin', and Demetrius in 'A Midsummer's Night Dream.'
Thomas. He turns into an evil Nazi! Argh.
|Who does Peter say was 'the original hepcat'?||Swing Kids
Emil. He says this when Arvid acknowledges that the rumors about Amil joining the Nazis are true. Emil is played by Noah Wyle and is the biggest jerk of all.
|When Thomas comes home to dinner one night, after his boxing match with Emil, his parents have dinner guests over. Who are their guests?||'Swing Kids' Trivia
Dr. and Frau Keppler. Dr. Keppler offers to get his medical bag since Thomas has been beaten up.
he slits his wrist. He slits his wrist with one of his swing records. He knows that the Nazis would kill him eventually anyway, so he would rather take his own life.
Thomas. When Peter and Thomas get into an argument at Peter's house, Thomas says "Do you want me to re-" but catches himself before he says "report you."
you don't know who your friends are. Arvid says this in a conversation with Thomas: 'Quiz time: got your glasses on?' 'What?' 'It means you don't know who your friends are.'
|What does Peter eventually realize he is delivering for the Nazis (toward the end of the movie)?||'Swing Kids' Trivia
ashes . Peter is shocked when he rips open one of the boxes and finds ashes.
Thomas. Thomas tells the HJ leaders that his father often complains about the state of political affairs in Germany, but he's too weak to do anything. The Nazis arrest his father anyway.
violin. You had to be paying pretty close attention to get that one... when Peter delivers a book to Frau Linge, he recognizes the classical music that she has playing. When she asks if he is a student of classical music, he replies no, that he thinks his father is the violinist.
books. He delivers rare books; later he finds that hidden inside the books are forged documents for Jewish families.
Berger. Thomas Berger, Peter Muller, and... well... Messer and von Walrath were characters in a Louis L'amour story.
traitor. Peter sees this written on the side of a store that a Jewish man used to own (this is where the Nazi takes the radio from).
a radio. Peter saw a Nazi take a radio from among the belongings they raided from a Jewish store; the Nazi then gave it to some lady who owns a pastry shop. Since it's not really hers anyway, Peter and Thomas decide to steal it for Arvid.
Emil . Emil is the traitor; 'he was the original hepcat,' as Peter and Thomas say, but now he is a Nazi.
faust. 'Faust,' as they mention during a 'pop quiz,' is swing talk for an ugly girl.
Evey. Evey is 'Peter's priss,' as Thomas calls her. Clara is Peter's grandmother.
It Don't Mean a Thing. Peter is shocked when on of the HJ kids whistles it as he passes him. This makes him believe that no swing kid could ever really become a Nazi.
|How does Peter explain how he got the cut underneath his eye the night after they have a run-in with the man being chased by the Gestapo (at the beginning of the movie)?||'Swing Kids' Trivia
he fell down while dancing. His mother sees the cut and asks him who he's been fighting with. Peter says he fell while trying a new dance step: 'It's a wild dance.'
Willie . This is mentioned several times throughout the movie.